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Natural Awakenings Richmond

In celebration of national yoga month…

Aug 29, 2018 04:39PM




Natural awakenings invites you to learn more about these teachers and centers committed to the well-being of our community.






Integral Yoga

IYCoR is a center for learning all aspects of yoga, on and off the mat, with a “mindfulness” approach. Starting where you are, honoring your uniqueness and personal conditions and creating sacred space and trust, IYCoR facilitates a transformative, empowering and therapeutic experience. Nora Vimala Pozzi, E-RYT-500, C-IAYT and IYCoR director, has been teaching since 1992 and training teachers since 1999. She is a certified Yoga Therapist, addressing mental health, chronic illness and lifestyle changes. She applies Raja Yoga, ancient yoga philosophy—her passion, to her teachings and to her annual 200-hr Teacher Training program.


Location: 213 Roseneath Rd., Ste. 102. For more information, call 804-342-1061 or visit




Alignment Based Vinyasa

For seven years, certified yoga instructor, certified health coach and advanced Reiki practitioner, Malikah Karim has been a fun, effective, holistic problem solver for people that need solutions to real life issues. Owner of P.U.R.E. Yoga and Wellness, Karim teaches a soul soothing practical yoga style focused on connecting to both alignment and fluidity. She offers corporate wellness programs, private group sessions and a weekly yoga and meditation class for women. No matter whether you need support around physical, mental, nutritional or lifestyle wellness, Karim has the tools to help you get where you want to be.    

For additional information, call 804-621-5111, email [email protected] or visit




Yoga Therapy

Certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapy and Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT-500, RCYT and YACEP, Shannon Somogyi teaches infants to seniors with specialized training in children and family yoga, yoga for differently-abled children and trauma informed, restorative, addiction, cancer and chair yoga. Somogyi is also the owner of Mobile OM Yoga & Wellness, the country’s first studio inside an RV. Mobile OM offers yoga and wellness classes, lectures, workshops, food demos and professional development courses. Private, corporate and small group classes available. Check out her Wellness Wares offered at pop ups and online, featuring local artisans and custom lines.

For additional information, call 804-833-9044, email [email protected] or visit





Rocket Yoga

The Yoga Dojo is Richmond's only studio dedicated to the practice of Rocket Yoga and movement exploration, located in vibrant Scott's Addition. Rocket Yoga is a form of Vinyasa yoga, linking a sequence of postures with breath. In addition, we offer Yin, Restorative, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga, along with flexibility and hand balance training in a warm and welcoming environment with RVA's only outdoor yoga garden! We host Spring and Fall 200-hour teacher training sessions, Rocket teacher training, retreats (Costa Rica in March 2019) and special workshops.

Location: 1219 Highpoint Ave. For additional information, call 804-367-4090 or visit




Diverse Styles 

Founded in 1998, Yoga Source has offered the Richmond community a peaceful oasis in the heart of Carytown for 18 years. The studio continues to offer a wide variety of yoga styles including Align+Refine, Fire+Flow, Hatha Basics and Yoga Barre, as well as Kundalini and Yin for students of all ages and abilities. An exclusive host of the YogaWorks 200-hr teacher training program, they celebrate 11 years of partnership this fall. Yoga Source provides a non-dogmatic space of learning for anyone seeking to develop themselves physically, mentally and spiritually no matter what age or stage of life. All are welcome in this home. 

Location: 3122 W. Cary St.,Ste. 220. For more information, call 804-359-9642 or visit




Children’s Yoga

THIS IS JUST RESERVING HER SPOT. SHE WILL SEND NEW COPY ON MONDAY Since 2005, Nitya Griffith has been sharing yoga with children throughout the Richmond community and is considered a master at teaching children’s yoga. There are now over a dozen Yoga with Nitya teachers in Richmond, Norfolk and New York. Nitya has developed a unique approach using imaginative yoga adventures with breathing, fun yoga poses, mindfulness meditation and original songs. She also runs an annual summer camp and women’s retreats. Nitya has released the Yoga with Nitya DVD, A Child’s Journey Into Yoga, The Yogaville Coloring Book.

For more information, call 804-678-8568 or visit Instagram: LydiaNitya, FB: Yoga with Nitya.



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