Malu  Doherty  Yoga

About me...

The first yoga class I ever took was in was a Kripalu class and I felt like I had found my home. Not new to ‘fitness’, I started my yoga journey as an adjunct to my aerobics teaching and personal health and well-being. It felt different than any other exercise I had done. It not only felt good but the inward focus that came with the practice put me in touch with myself in a way I had never experienced. I felt deeply connected, aware of every sensation and fully alive. As a Kripalu teacher I hope to bring to every class, the opportunity for students to be in spacious, open awareness with themselves, to trust their unique body intelligence, and to touch into presence through body, breath, and the heart.  Over the years, I’ve been drawn to several traditions of yoga and conscious movement. Today I weave them together with the Kripalu tradition to create an experience of yoga that is heart centered, intuitive, creative, and curious. I use the tools of yoga, breath, meditation, mantra, embodied movement, and hands on healing to guide you toward deep inner connection and the wellspring of peace that lives within you.



Thanks for clicking in. I’m so glad you did.

Whether you’re considering yoga for the first time , stepping back in, or searching for a fresh perspective, congrats!  You’ve taken the first step and you’re here.

The yoga classes, workshops, and services I offer are heart centered and focused on a healthy body, a peaceful mind, and a whole heart. They’re driven by  the practice of presence, of witnessing what’s arising  from moment to moment, and responding in an intentional and supportive way. Cultivating moment to moment awareness allows the opportunity to respond purposefully to life’s every day and unexpected challenges. It’s responsive, instead of reactive. Intentional instead of habitual.

Many students come to yoga for the physical benefits. I did at first. They’re seeking greater flexibility, strength, even pain relief. But eventually, they find much more. Along with the outer benefits comes the deeper aspects of yoga. And its in the  inner benefits that you find lasting change from the inside out.

Practice. Presence. Peace.

Get in touch. Drop-in to a class. Make an appointment. I’d love the opportunity to be present with you.

Be well, inside and out.

Love, Malú

Malu Doherty holds a E-RYT 200 hour yoga certification from the Kripalu School of yoga and a second 200 hr. certification from the Pranotthan Yoga School. In addition to her yoga asana training Malu holds a RYT 500 hr. Acharya Advanced Spiritual Teacher certification. Other specialized certifications include, Yoga for Cancer Support, Let Your Yoga Dance, and Reiki Level 2.  She is a member of KYTA (Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association) and staff assists yoga programs at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Healing Arts as well as yoga teacher trainings for the Pranotthan Yoga School, where she facilitates the training of future teachers in the Kripalu linage.  A fan of the arts, Malu is a life long creative, and has honored her love of creativity through embodied movement, yoga, conscious dance, and art and design, for over 20 years. Malu offers a warm welcome and genuine heart to all as she passionately supports others to follow the voice in their heart.



I love Malu's yoga classes. She has a very soothing voice and she exudes such great energy. She leads us in a flow of poses that is always smooth and well thought out. Each class is very different and she is great at giving you images which help you get into the pose....and the absolute best shavasana with a wonderful head massage. It is absolute heaven... -Cathy S.

“Beautiful Instructor, Beautiful Instructing. Malu is an inspirational teacher, always calm and gentle, always knowledgeable and intuitive. Malu sets the tone of the class with an inspirational thought or a reading which is always just the thing I was searching for!  I highly recommend practicing yoga with Malu, she will guide your movements, your breath and your spirit.  -Sandy O.

A real pleasure. When you enter Malu's practice you get an immediate feeling of sincere welcome and caring that she maintains throughout the session whether the class size is small or large. I've come into her class at times in physical or emotional unease and have always left feeling calmer, more comfortable and at ease. - Margaret H.

My favorite teacher. I would call Malu Doherty a "heart centered" teacher. She has such caring for her students and creates a warm, safe and friendly atmosphere. If I am unable to participate in a posture due to an injury, she can always suggest a substitute. I am always reminded to check in with my body. I leave feeling great. Highly recommended.  - Anonymous, Southboro, Ma

Payment Policies  for classes, series, workshops, or private sessions.

Payment is due in full prior to the first class and/or on the date of the first class or workshop. 

I accept cash and checks. Please make checks payable to Malu Doherty.

Refunds and reimbursements -

Once the session has begun, missed classes are non-refundable.  However, if you would like to 'gift' an unused class to someone, please make arrangements with me.

Medical conditions - If a medical condition arises that does not allow you to participate in class, then please provide me with a note from your doctor stating that you are unable to practice yoga. In some cases, a refund may be available for unused remaining classes.

January thru April 2018

(this session is taught by Mary Green)

Thursday 5:15- 6:15 pm

Gentle - moderate Kripalu Yoga

(this is a regular yoga  class)

Southboro Senior Center

9 Cordaville Rd., Southboro, MA

Class Dates

Jan. 4, 11, 18

Feb. 1, 15, 22

Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Apr. 5, 12, 19

Purchase a 12 class card for $132

come to any 12 classes


drop in for $14/class

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Hands on Healing Yoga

Individual Sessions

Individual sessions are available in my Southboro studio. In these sessions I combine gentle, supportive yoga poses, breath, and healing  methods such as Reiki, aromatherapy, sound and crystal therapy to support healing, inner peace, and well-being.  From compassionate presence each session is lovingly prepared and guided with the intention to support your individual needs in the moment. Enjoy being held in a nurturing environment where you have the opportunity to tap into your body’s own healing intelligence and to deeply release physical, mental, and emotional residue to enhance balance and well-being in your life.

It would be such an honor and privilege to work with you.

First session:  1.5 hrs. |  $105        Following sessions:   1.0 hr. |  $70

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please contact me.




Special Classes - 

Your Essential RYTM - Restore your natural rhythms through Reiki, Yin yoga, transformational breath work, and soothing, vibrational music.

Yin/Restorative Yoga - Support the health of connective tissues, bones, and nervous systems through longer, supported holds and deep relaxation.  

Yoga Nidra and Sound bathing - Let go and receive deep relaxation and stress relief through guided mediation and sound bathing with crystal bowls.