October is the first Norfolk Yoga Month!
We have teamed up with the five yoga studios of Norfolk and The Up Center to bring you a really cool deal:
For $25 you get one class at each of the five Norfolk yoga studios during October. $5 a class is a fantastic deal for a drop-in, so we are stoked about this.
What makes this even better is that 100% of the proceeds — every single dollar — goes to The Up Center, which provides mental health counseling to members of our community who might not otherwise be able to afford it.
Help yourself to a lot of great yoga while helping heal our community. We all benefit.
Purchase your ticket with a direct donation of $25 to The Up Center by clicking here.
Norfolk Yoga Month Events
Held at Norfolk’s only locally-sourced farm-to-table restaurant, Commune, this kick-off party will feature one of the best vegan dinners you’ve ever had, live music with the incredible PranaMuktiBhakti, all your favorite local yoga studio owners, and a raffle that will be bursting with prizes (you get a ticket with your dinner purchase.)
Advance tickets are strongly suggested. To nab yours, click here.
All Studios Yoga Jam at The NEON Festival
On Friday, October 20th, at the always vibrant and exciting NEON Festival, the studios are joining up for a giant class in an unexpected space.
This will be happening just after work. Check back for more details.
Bhav Brigade is Dedicating the Donations from these October Classes to The Up Center!
The Yoga Studios of Norfolk
all are participating
Beach Belly’s Yoga & Wellness Center
Beach Belly’s Yoga and Wellness Center was founded in 2015 by Yolanda Imprevento as an attempt to fill a disturbing gap in the current yoga community. For too long, she noticed how only certain types of people seemed to be included in most yoga classrooms, and this upset her greatly. Yolanda decided to take a stand, and do something about it.
Breathe Yoga Center
It is Breathe’s intention to create a loving and nurturing atmosphere for everyone to have an authentic experience of yoga. They are dedicated to serving the growth of each individual by offering inspirational, heart-felt teachings that foster presence and connection. It is their commitment to extend this experience of connection off the mat through community involvement and service.
Breathe Yoga Center was born out of the desire to create a place for yoga and community. They hope that, like them, you too will unlock greater health and happiness through the practices of yoga.
Hot House Yoga
At Hot House Yoga, they teach two styles of Hot Yoga: Hot Stability and Hot Flow. While each style is distinct and unique in nature, they complement each other and are designed to be practiced together to create optimal balance.
Both their Stability and Flow classes are structured around a methodology called the Therapeutic Vision. This method of sequencing is what creates a healing, sustainable, life-long practice. It’s based on the anatomy of the body, specifically related to lines of connective tissue, known as myofascial lines, which have both movement and postural functions. The Therapeutic Vision’s specific emphasis is to sequentially 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.
Whether it’s back pain, stress, or a host of other issues that bring you to yoga, Hot House offers conscious movement to help focus the mind and revive the body. The result then is inner peace and being able to live life to the fullest.
My Yoga Spirit
13 years ago a studio opened in Norfolk with the purest of intentions and in homage to lineage building on a beautiful budding community. While this is a fresh start with an old familiar name, it exudes the same hopes. With new owners and family of talented and loving teachers, My Yoga Spirit is being built on the very same principals.
My Yoga Spirit is committed to providing the best in yoga instruction, workshops, teacher training programs, private yoga sessions, and karma yoga fundraising. My Yoga Spirit is a collective of yoga teachers who practice and live yoga. All of our teachers are committed to helping students engage fully with mind, body and breath in a supportive and safe learning environment.
Space Above Yoga Center
The Space Above Yoga Studio is located in the Ghent area of Norfolk, Virginia. They are a diverse yoga center offering yoga as a therapy. They are the only studio in Norfolk to offer the comprehensive and unique yoga wall therapy system. Also, with several spaces and many therapists, they host a variety of different healing modalities that include Ayurvedic counseling, Breathwork therapy, massage including Thai massage and Ashiatsu therapy.
At The Space Above, they have created a space for living happily and they encourage you with open hearts to join their community! Be well. Be peace.
NFK Yoga Month Beneficiary: The Up Center
For over 130 years, The Up Center has been strengthening families throughout South Hampton Roads. Their mission is to change the trajectory of children, families and young adults from crisis to wholeness. At The Up Center, they believe that mental wellness impacts all stages of life for individuals and families. Exposure to chronic stress at a young age, left unaddressed, increases the odds of a mental health diagnosis as an adult. That’s why they have programs and services that focus on building resilient kids and parents. Their vision is a healthy community where children and families thrive.
The Up Center supports Norfolk Yoga Month because they know that mental wellness is a continuum that includes both health and illness. Strengthening the mind body connection is an effective way of managing stress and anxiety, which helps families become more resilient and build a stronger community.
About the Sponsor of Norfolk Yoga Month, Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space:
Inner peace. Affordable price.
Norfolk’s Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space (RPOS) believes that providing quality recreational opportunities leads to a healthier and stronger community. Each quarter you will find a full spectrum of reasonably priced recreational programming for youth, adults, and special populations listed in our Good Times publication. Yoga and Pilates® classes at multiple levels are available for those age 15+. Hour-long sessions run ten weeks and are just $25 for Norfolk residents. Details here.