How to Create a Home Yoga Space

The beauty of yoga is that it can be practiced anywhere.

It’s relatable across all cultures, languages, and countries. It can be practiced independently in the comfort of your home, outside in Mother Nature, or in a room full of people.

The options are endless.

Once you learn the basic postures , the practice can easily be integrated into your daily routine and over time, transform your entire life (yes, yoga is that powerful).

Wake up. Sleepily walk to the toilet. Gulp down some water. Step on your yoga mat. And flow!

Sounds simple enough, right?

Related: Join the 30 Pose Journey & learn just how simple it is.

While actually practicing yoga every damn day can be challenging, mostly because the mind loves to make up excuses and life can get in the way, it can also be incredibly simple. And when practiced in the sacred space of your home, oh man, it’s everything you think and more.

Let me tell a short story to help you understand the power of creating a home yoga space.

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The pictures below were taken in my beloved Zen Den, a space that welcomed me for four years, a space that transformed my life from the inside out. I walked into that space not being a yoga teacher, without an online yoga blog, a girlfriend to my boyfriend, sitting at a soul sucking office job, and truly unsure of where my path was leading me.

….. buy a home, have children, climb the corporate ladder, accumulate mass amounts of shit, that’s where I was headed.

But when I walked out and said goodbye, the change was undeniable, I had transformed. I walked out a yoga teacher who taught both in studios and online, created a thriving online blog that morphed into a business (goodbye soul sucking cubical), became a wife to my husband, released the surface layers of desire, materialism, and comparison, and forever knew what my path would now entail.

I walked into that space a young, somewhat lost soul, and said goodbye to that space as a driven, know my purpose woman.

The yoga practice changed me and it can change you too.

 …..insert all the goosebumps + feelings here.

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So why do I tell you this.

I say all of this because that Zen Den, my home yoga space, was a catalyst and a driving force behind the transformation that occurred. And while I’d like to give the yoga practice all the credit, credit is due where it’s due.

If  you’re ready to create your driving force, your catalyst for change, then this is the space for you.

Welcome to the how to create a

Home Yoga Space Guide.

Below you will find two things to help create your home yoga space, based on my space, to help inspire your future journey.

  • a free download guide that includes pieces of this article + a yoga prop guide to help steer your practice
  • a step-by-step tutorial that you can read below

And remember, the below must-knows are only recommendations, use what you love, add in whatever you need, takeaway what you don’t like, don’t use any of my tips, but do create yourself a sacred home yoga space.

…… and then of course, DO SOME YOGA in it too!

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 What to Do in Your Yoga Space:

  • 5 – 10 sun salutations upon first waking up to awaken & energize the body
  • Light stretching before bed to quiet the mind and relax the body
  • A yoga practice of any kind – it’s your studio so anything goes
  • Meditate
  • Practice pranayama (breathing) exercises
  • Read books, write in a journal, reflect on the day or week ahead
  • Get creative – make a vision board, dreamcatcher, or take a nap
  • Enjoy a glass of wine or a steamy cup of hot tea

Related: Morning Yoga Video – Energize & Awaken Your Body
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Where to Create the Space:

  • Choose a room or area in your home that’s free of distractions (or almost free), a space for me-time
  • If you have an outdoor space and live in the sunshine state (like me), then outdoors is best
  • A flat surface is key for balancing postures and to root down into the Earth
  • A room with an abundance of natural light, we all need that vitamin D
  • Beside your bed and add trinkets on your nightstand, hang a dreamy decoration, and diffuse essential oils
  • Or anywhere that lights your inner fire and inspires you step on the mat
How to Create a Home Yoga Space - Pin Now, Create Your Home Yoga Space Now!

How to Create a Home Yoga Space – Pin Now, Create Your Home Yoga Space Now!

Yoga Props Needed:

*All the props link to Amazon where you can purchase these items (they are affiliate links).

    1. Yoga Mat – I keep a lightweight, inexpensive mat outside and use my heavy-duty mat for yoga classes. If your practice is only at home, invest in a durable mat!
    2. A yoga towel for comfort, easier grip, and to absorb the sweat.
    3. Mexican style blanket – super inexpensive and so helpful.
    4. A bolster is a beautiful prop with so many benefits – it helps open the heart, can support the low back, aids in restorative postures, helps to go deeper into postures, or it can be a pillow for afternoon naps.
    5. Meditation pillow – not necessary but a great addition if meditation and pranayama exercises are part of your yoga practice.
    6. A strap can aid in flexibility and making a lot of postures more accessible. Even if you are flexible, it just makes everything feel juicier.
    7. A set of blocks – these are so crucial! Yoga blocks help in almost any posture to feel grounded, balanced, lengthened, or relaxed. Required purchase!
    8. A yoga sandbag to help the body deepen and relax into postures. My favorite is to drape it over the feet during legs up the wall pose – it takes all the pressure off the low back.
How to Create a Home Yoga Space - Pin Now, Create Your Home Yoga Space Now!

How to Create a Home Yoga Space – Pin Now, Create Your Home Yoga Space Now!

 How to Decorate Your Space:

This is my favorite part, get creative, have fun with it, anything goes!

  • Lanterns of any size, shape, or color.
  • Plants that are easy to take care of – both of mine require one watering per week.
  • A Buddha statue – easily found at your nearest TJ Maxx.
  • Incense + an incense burner or essential oils + a  diffuser.
  • Candles and more candles.
  • Seashells, crystals, rocks – something nature related to help ground you.
  • Hanging embellishments – wind chimes, dreamcatchers, sea glass or seashell decorations.
  • A portable speaker to play some soothing tunes.
  • If outside, a lamp to create mood lighting & possibly bug spray.
  • If inside, hang tapestries, curtains, or string lights to create an inspiring environment.

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What do you think yogis, is this doable? We both already know the answer to that questions, it’s totally doable!

Let’s Talk – Do you already have a home yoga space? Do you have a special place in your home to be creative, quiet the mind, set positive intentions, and simply be? If not, do you see yourself creating the space and making the time to use it?

As always – let me know your thoughts, suggestions, questions and general yoga love below.

Until next time, xoxo.

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46 Discussion to this post

  1. Tana says:

    Thank you so much for this article. I LOVE yoga! I tried signing up for several gym memberships for different types of classes (Body Pump, indoor cycling, etc) at multiple locations to stay healthy and get in better shape. I wasn’t happy or able to commit to any gym or class. I realized that I’m “happiest” when I’m practicing yoga. So I look up several studios…wooo weee! The cost is insane. I love yoga but $150 a month is not what I want to spend.

    So I started browsing Pinterest (I’m sure I’m addicted) and this article is exactly what I needed. Thank you. I will be setting up a “me” space right in my bedroom for my daily home practice and I will take your advice and occasionally attend a teacher lead class.

    Thank you…Namaste

  2. Jeannie says:

    I am working on a space in our airy basement with a decent sized window, equipped with a few fountains, turtle and fish aquariums, grow lamps, plants, paper lanterns, diffusers, incense, petrified wood, crystals, all manner of gemstones, poetry & art, Buddha, Quan Yin, bells, chimes, tapestries, and extra yoga mats and blocks in case my kids feel so inclined. I am on a journey to heal myself of this nasty fibromyalgia and TMJ. I was practicing ashtanga yoga daily when this illness slammed me about 5 years ago, I had not been in practice for 4 years now until this last few months, I have been slowly working my way back up. I am determined to heal my nervous system. I love reading other people’s stories of what brought them to yoga.

  3. Thanks for the tips. Mine is full of stuff toys and a crib. hehe.

  4. Diana says:

    I don’t have any space in my house.
    What do I do??

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      I would set up a small corner and keep your mat rolled up and then unroll it in that area when you’re ready to practice! Just do what works best for you!

    • Unknown says:

      Clean out a place that you think would be a good place for a yoga room. After you do that, you will more easily be able to see how many things you can put in the room.

  5. Paul Walker says:

    Hi Allie, thanks for sharing such an amazing thing. Yoga really energizes the body. Mainly Sun-salutation, Meditation and pranayam cleanses and makes our body looks fit and young. Tapestries can also be used as an decor material for yoga space.

  6. Linda Reuther says:

    I am a 68 yr. old woman. I would like to start practicing yoga, but I live in a remote area and there aren’t any classes available anyplace. I have been thinking about getting some yoga DVD’s and setting up a place in my home to do yoga. Here’s my problem…the only place I would have to create a place to do yoga would be my basement. Is it possible to set up a space devoted strictly to yoga? What I need to create the proper space and atmosphere? Thank you, in advance, for any information you can share.

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Linda, thanks for reaching out and so happy you’re welcoming yoga into your life…. or at least dipping your toe into the practice! Your basement is a perfect place. If it were my basement, I’d purchase a tapestry from Urban Outfitters or possibly hang some pretty drapes, put up some twinkling lights, leave a portable speaker down there, and then buy a few props to aid in your journey. I’ve listed the props I LOVE in this article. But truly, all you need is a yoga mat and yourself!

      And for yoga classes to follow – there’s load of free content on YouTube, but I also love Yogaglo which is a paid program for $18 a month. Let me know if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask 🙂

    • Barb says:

      Hi Linda –

      Welcme to yoga!! I am also in my 60’s and have been practicing for many, many years. Yoga is for all ages, body types and fitness levels. You can pick and choose what works for you. For the last two years, I’ve been doing yoga exclusively in my home studio and take classes through GAIA which is online and costs about $9 a month. You can choose the duration of the class you want, style, teacher and areas of focus. I am hooked! I do a class every evening before bed.

      Good luck to you. Once you get into it, you won’t look back.


      • The Journey Junkie says:

        Thanks for chiming in Barb, so happy you’ve discovered the awesomeness of online yoga programs! They’re truly the most convenient program to practice yoga anytime and anywhere!

    • Berry says:

      Dearest Linda,
      I found my home in yoga with Adrienne, if you have access to the internet, please check out yoga with Adrienne on youtube or look around, so many possibilities and you dont need to break the bank.

      I wish you all the best <3 Namaste

      • The Journey Junkie says:

        Hi Berry, thank you for joining the conversation and sharing your experience! Yoga with Adrienne is a wonderful channel for an at-home practice, she’s a huge inspiration for the community (both yoga student and teacher)!

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  9. Heather says:

    Beautiful tips! Thank you. 🙂


  10. Wonderful post, I’ve enjoyed browsing through your site. I’m in FL as well and love setting up a space for yoga outdoors under the sun. Unfortunately, this is week will be very cold for Florida, but I’d like to share this post on creating a quiet space for meditation.

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Patricia. Thank you for the kind words and glad you found me!

      I’m currently missing my outdoor space as this cold weather is severely cramping my outdoor style (insert spoiled Floridiain here). Thank you for sharing the attached post too.

      Have a great rest of your week and please continue to stop by!

  11. Pam says:

    These are wonderful ideas! I’m new to yoga, but the life and energy I’ve already discovered in myself is driving me to bring inspiration to my (very) tiny space. (Have to move the upright bike and a cat or 3 to have room ;)) But a few plants have started “my space”, and looking now for wall décor! Thank you for the ideas! Namaste!

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Pam, I’m so happy you’re starting your yoga journey! Your space sounds beautiful, no matter how small, enjoy it!

      Thanks for stopping by and showing some love. Happy Sunday – xoxo!

  12. Natalie says:

    Such a beautiful space and wonderful ideas, so grateful to have stumbled upon your blog.

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Natalie! I’m so grateful you stumbled here too (huge smile on my face).

      Thank you for the kind words and Happy New Year!

  13. Jeri says:

    Live simply. I have two yoga spaces because the heat in summer is excessive, even at dawn. However, the outside space is created with a small deck and fences made of old doors. Inside I am fortunate to have a studio for my personal space. Simple, uncluttered spaces work for me as I am an OCD freak about clean, lol. Breathe and love our life. Namaste.

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Jeri. I would love a second space for the brutal summer months down here in FL. I don’t mind the heat but the mosquitos are terrible, my screen doesn’t keep the suckers out! Sigh – I have to practice early before the sun rises and the mosquitos awaken. Thanks for stopping by – have a beautiful week ahead of you!

  14. Lisa says:

    @Becca… Congrats on finding yoga so young! Here are a few tips for free decorating that might help)
    1. Go to the library and ask them for old throw-away magazines. Most libraries will set them aside for you for free. You can cut out soothing pictures that appeal to you and hang them up on your wall. While you’re there, you can also borrow some soothing yoga music. Most libraries have a large collection of music too.
    2. Rocks and other items from nature are always a good addition, and those you can get just going for a hike or a short walk around your neighborhood. Just be sure to have a friend come with your for safety and always let someone know where you’re going and when you’ll get back. Besides, it’s way more fun with friends!
    3. If you have relatives who have a green thumb, ask them to start some plants for you. Most plant lovers will be thrilled to share. If not, be patient. Many greenhouse nurseries will get rid of plants for next-to-nothing (and sometimes even for free if you time it right) at the end of the season. I once got a 4′ red-margined Dracena for 50 cents!
    4. If you’re crafty, you can also use recycled products such as old containers and recycled paper to make fun, eastern-looking lanterns, decorations and more. Pinterest is a great place to get some good ideas. Just remember that with Yoga, simplicity is key. All you really need is your yoga gear and a quiet place. A few small items that make you smile and/or relax are always welcome, but not necessary. Namaste!

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Lisa. Thank you for providing all of those beautiful tips! I love how the yoga community always comes together, it’s so special. Have a great week ahead of you!

  15. Becca says:

    I am in middle school too but I have enough space for a little yoga place . . . Are there any cheaper ways to create this?

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Becca. Wow – SO awesome that you’ve found yoga at such a young age! And that’s great you have a small space to practice in too! I’m not sure what your budget is but maybe try lighting some candles, hanging up an inexpensive tapestry, and buying a Buddha statue at Ross or TJ Maxx. I hope this helps love!

  16. Selina says:

    Lovely space. I’m lucky enough to have one too (I’m in Wales) and recommend it to have ‘me’ time out.

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Selina. I’m so happy you have a special place like this too. If only everyone could have one, I’m sure this world would be a bit brighter!

  17. Arsinoe says:

    hi!! I love this article and i would like to have a “yoga room”(if thats how its called) and i just started doing yoga but the problem is that i’m still in middle school so i dont have my own house and my family is quite big and i have no space in my room or an outdoor space….i wish i could just make space in my room but my dad wont let me move a thing…can you give me some advise?

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Good Morning Arsinoe. Thank you so much reading the blog! I can totally understand your situation as I’m one of three girls and I always had to share a room. For now, I think your best option is to have a simple, portable yoga setting. Keep a yoga mat rat rolled up in the corner or in your closet and unroll it when you’re ready to practice.

      Maybe light an incense or a few candles to set the environment and definitely play some relaxing music. I know this doesn’t compare to your own special room but it’s something to look forward to! Good luck with your yoga journey and let me know if you have any other questions. Have a great day!

  18. Melissa says:

    Your space is lovely!! Where are your yoga mats/rugs from?

  19. Victoria says:

    This is so helpful! Although I have a question… I am a college student and would love to do this in my dorm room (I have a single) but only have room on one wall of my room! How could I adjust these tips so that they are dorm friendly?

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Victoria. It’s been quite a few years since I’ve had the pleasure of hanging in a dorm room 🙂 Try to use the free wall to hang string lights, a tapestry, or images that are relaxing and inspiring. Since space is an issue, maybe put up a shelf to hold the lighter yoga props (blocks & strap) and store the bigger props under your bed or in the closet (yoga mat, bolster, meditation pillow). And lastly, buy a lamp that can create dim lighting, turn of the bright lights so you can relax and drop into the moment! I hope this helps <3

  20. Caleigh says:

    I love this so much! I have been seeing different people on instagram have there own space to practice yoga and I really want to have one. Thankfully, ill be moving again this summer and will be able to recreate my bedroom and have inspired by yoga. So that meannnns a very peaceful environment. Anyways! I was wondering if you could do a post where you show pictures of you using all of the items you listed in this post. Like the blocks, etc. 🙂 Thanks!

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Caleigh! So awesome that you will be moving and can now create a beautiful place for yourself. I call mine the Zen Den 🙂
      And yessss, I will absolutely do a few posts on how to use the above props (thanks for the idea)! Make sure to sign up for my monthly newsletter so you get those future posts. Have a great day, thanks for reading!

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