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Welcome to Richmond City Yoga

We invite you to experience the enrichment of learning, cultivatinG, and owning — your own specific Yoga practice.  

If you look at our Facebook and Instagram videos, you’ll see people of widely varying ages and abilities practicing in the same room, but not “in unison” with one another — instead, you will notice that individuals are practicing each at their own pace, according to their unique capabilities and limitations.  

At Richmond City Yoga, you may come and go whenever you wish during class hours, practicing only as much as you choose each time. Beginners are always welcome and receive individual instruction. Initial sessions typically last 45 minutes to an hour.

No matter your age or condition,  if you attend class consistently for one month, your balance and agility will improve, and you will become stronger, more flexible, and calmer. You will notice an expanded range of motion and a reduction in joint and back pain -- and feel generally better from head to toe. You’ll also sleep better, and may notice that a patient space -- between stimulus and reaction -- is being cultivated through your yoga practice.

Since 2001, I have been practicing and teaching the infinitely modifiable, fundamentally healing practice of Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. It has been a great pleasure and a continuous education assisting people from all walks of life to learn a yoga practice that optimizes one’s innate healing agencies and promotes homeostasis in the body.

I have taught many well-known successful Richmonders of every profession, including attorneys, physicians, professors, business owners, artists, and entrepreneurs … as well as thousands of city jail prisoners. I enjoy longstanding private-instruction relationships with people who started in their 50’s and are now in their 70’s; and I am privileged to continue to help people in their 80’s and even 90’s. With extensive experience assisting people who have limitations — whether due to advanced age or a wide range of medical conditions including cancer, MS, Lupus, Guillain-Barre syndrome, arthritis, chronic fatigue, blindness, and deafness — I aim to empathize with people’s situations, and help them practice yoga safely and happily... because I know that if a person slowly and patiently establishes a yoga practice, the practice will reveal the miraculous healing power of the mind-body continuum, as well as help them abide with sweet equanimity what cannot be healed.

It always feels like a precious gift to meet and help anyone wanting to experience the benefits of yoga. I welcome any questions and will respond promptly.

All my best,

Robbie Norris



 2019 Fees:

Private instruction — for individual or group: $100 in the studio; $125 in student’s home or other local venue.

Class Fees:

  • $20 per class

  • $135 monthly unlimited membership if paying contiguously on the same day each month. Couples discount 10%

  • **New Student Special: $99 for first month of unlimited classes. No experience necessary. Individual instruction according to your present capabilities.

  • $160 for single 30-day unlimited pass.

  • $85 for 2-week unlimited pass.

  • $50 for 1-week unlimited pass.

  • $70 for 4 classes, 30-day expiration.

  • $140 for 8 classes, 60-day expiration.

  • Full-time Student fees:

    • $15 per class

    • $90 monthly unlimited membership if paying contiguously on the same day each month.

    • $110 for single 30-day unlimited pass.



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Ashtanga Yoga 101

The Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga is a specific therapeutic yoga practice, and a gold standard of holistic healing. Because it is infinitely modifiable, the practice can be learned by anyone -- regardless of age, level of physical fitness, destructive habits or station in life. This yoga practice encourages self awareness and self reliance, and stimulates the body's incredible healing processes.

To learn more about Ashtanga Yoga, click here




Class Schedule

Brad Ellsworth teaches Tuesday evening Mysore.

Robbie Norris teaches all other classes.

Any substitutions will be noted parenthetically below.

**Contact Robbie to schedule private sessions as an individual, or for your group or party. The fee for a private session is $100 and can be arranged outside of regular class times.**

Mysore classes are ideal for students brand new to yoga.


5:30 - 8:00am Mysore (Robbie)

9:30 - 11:00am Mysore (Robbie)

5:30 -  8:00pm Mysore (Robbie)


5:30 - 8:00am Mysore (Robbie)

9:30 - 11:00am Mysore (Robbie)

5:30 -  8:00pm Mysore (Brad)


5:30 - 8:00am Mysore (Robbie)

9:30 - 11:00am Mysore (Robbie)

5:30 -  8:00pm Mysore (Robbie)


5:30 - 8:00am Mysore (Robbie)

9:30 - 11:00am Mysore (Robbie)

6:00 - 7:30pm Led Full Primary Series (Robbie)


5:30 - 8:00am Mysore (Robbie)

9:30 - 11:00am Mysore (Robbie)


9:30 - 11:00am Mysore (Robbie)


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Class Types

Mysore classes

This class is ideal for beginners. No preparation or registration is needed, and we provide yoga mats. Walk-ins are always welcome!

New students can expect their first class to last about an hour, and to leave the studio feeling great — and with a specific 15-minute practice learned well enough to practice it on their own if inclined.
 You may arrive and depart whenever you wish during Mysore class -- practicing according to your own schedule, energy, and extent of learning -- while receiving individual instruction and assistance.
 Mysore classes are the traditional and gradual way to learn the practice, named after the city where this renowned form of yoga originated: Mysore, Karnataka, India. 

In essence, for new students, Mysore classes are semi-private introductory lessons, tailored to their unique abilities and limitations.

Led Full Primary Series class

Taught "in unison" and practiced in sync together as a group, once per week on Thursday 6-7:30pm. This class is meant to complement the meditative experience of Mysore practice by reminding students of the precise vinyasa counts (breath-synchronized movements) of the Full Primary Series. You are welcome to come watch some or all of this class anytime, as it is a good way for new students to see the full yoga practice they are learning. If you are new and want to practice with the group rather than watch, but haven’t practiced Primary Series in a group before, please contact Robbie to discuss whether it would be appropriate.

Please feel welcome to contact Robbie with any questions at 804-928-6677.





Absolutely magnificent montage of our month-long Yatra (pilgrimage to temples) in India, October 2015. 

Click here to see the 6-minute film below.
















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Film created by Robert Moses, who guided us with wisdom, patience, erudition, enormous energy, and continuous good humor. Thank you, Robert!