If you’re visiting Norfolk and looking for a relaxing alternative to conventional exercise, stop by one of the many yoga studios in the city and get your yoga practice on. From hot yoga and yoga by the beach, to pop-up style and traditional, there is something from everyone. Namaste!
A Yelp favorite, The Space Above, located in the historic Ghent district of Norfolk, offers a variety of beginners classes from yoga 101 and vinyasa 101 to mindful multi-level and strengthening graceful flow. The Space Above is the only studio in Norfolk to offer a comprehensive yoga wall therapy system. They also offer a variety of healing opportunities that include Ayurvedic counseling, Breathwork therapy, massage including Thai massage and Ashiatsu therapy.
Two types of yoga are taught at Hot House: Hot Stability and Hot Flow both of which are structured around a methodology called the Therapeutic Vision, which is based on the anatomy of the body, specifically related to lines of connective tissue. The Therapeutic Vision’s specific emphasis is to strengthen and stretch each one of these lines so that they can properly perform their intended function. The inability of these lines to perform their functions creates imbalances throughout the entire body. Practicing Therapeutic Vision regularly mends these physical imbalances and helps to eliminate stress, anxiety and other toxicities.
Beach Belly’s motto is “Yoga is for everybody, and we do mean, every BODY.” This studio emphasizes the benefits of yoga for all body types, no matter what your physical capabilities, size or weight. There are classes for both beginners and advanced students, and the studio also offers chair yoga, Reiki healing, divination readings, guided meditation classes, crystal healing & therapy and even a self-love workshop!
Husband and wife duo Meaghan and Gil, owners of Breathe Yoga Center, focus on the principles of of health, compassion and authenticity. It was their desire to extend this way of living to the greater community and as a result, they opened Breathe Yoga.
A grassroots, entirely donation-based, pop-up style movement, Bhav Brigade offers affordable and accessible yoga to the Norfolk community. Beginners are intermixed with experienced yogis and classes are taught in outdoor spaces, local businesses and public landmarks. Donations received from from every class are gifted to the community to support local charities, and to date Bhav Brigade has raised over $20,000.
Also pop-up style, Sky’s the Limit yoga teams up with the Bearded Bird brewery to offer a practice on the first and third Sunday of every month. They’ve also partnered with historic Ghent’s CrossFit gym to bring yoga to athletes.
My Yoga Spirit offers yoga casses, workshops, teacher training programs, private yoga sessions, and karma yoga fundraising. My Yoga Spirit is a collective of yoga teachers who are committed to helping students engage fully with mind, body and breath in a supportive and safe learning environment.