Kerri Hanlon is co-founder and owner of Yoga Home, an award-winning yoga studio in Philadelphia, as well as creator of their Adaptive Yoga Program. Kerri believes the heart of a yoga practice is the art of acceptance, of ourselves and others. It’s her belief that yoga is for everyone — all ages, all abilities, all body shapes and sizes — that sparked her to open Yoga Home.
Kerri has always possessed a strong sense of nurturing and an abundance of compassion for others, but with yoga she learned to be compassionate with herself. Her classes are filled with inspiration, empowerment, and gratitude. As her personal yoga practice has evolved, she’s come to listen to her body and spirit and see what type of practice she needs that day, and encourages her students to do the same. Whether she’s teaching an invigorating Power Class or soothing body and soul with a Restorative Class, Kerri prioritizes holding sacred space so her students are free to completely drop into their practice.
She is passionate about bringing Adaptive Yoga to the Philadelphia region, and credits her son, Sean, with being her inspiration. She created Yoga Home’s Adaptive Yoga program with classes for children and adults with physical, cognitive and/or emotional disabilities at Yoga Home, at schools, day and residential programs. Kerri’s work has been featured on CBS3 Philly and Montgomery Newspapers. With the loss of her son in 2017, Kerri began exploring yoga for grief and has worked to support others as they navigate their grief journey.
Kerri is Co-Executive Producer of “On the Other Side of the Fence,” the international award-winning documentary that spreads the message of acceptance and diversity and was recognized by the United Nations for Extraordinary Public Service, Gold Medalist at the New York International Film Festival and Emmy Winner.
Trainings and Certifications:
- Opening Yoga Instructor Certified, Adaptive Yoga Level I/II with Matthew Sanford
- 200-Hr YTT: LIVE LOVE TEACH with Philip Urso
- Skill in Action with Michelle Cassandra Johnson
- Multiple trainings with Off the Mat
- Yin Yoga Certified with Corina Benner
- Reiki Level 1 Certified
- Yoga Gangsters Outreach Training