Richmond City Yoga














We want to introduce you to the enriching experience of learning — and owning — your own specific Yoga practice.  When you view 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 — rather, as individuals, each practicing at his or her own pace.  Students come and go at different times during the class hours, doing only as much as they wish.  If you attend class consistently for just one month and refrain from over-exerting, you’ll have a very beneficial learning experience.  You will have begun one of the world's most renowned methods of self-healing and self-study. In one month you can easily memorize the first half of the 90-minute Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series practice, such that you’ll be confident practicing it on your own in a manner that is suitable for your unique condition.  Your balance will improve and you will become stronger, more flexible — and calmer.  You will likely sleep better, and notice that a patient space -- between stimulus and reaction -- is being cultivated through your yoga practice. You may also feel space being created within your (gravity-compressed) body, accompanied by an expanded range of motion and the reduction of joint and back pain -- and feel generally better from head to toe.

Private instruction for individual or group remains at $100 in the studio, $125 in student’s home or other local venue.

All my best,

Robbie Norris

2019 class fees:

  • $20 per class ($15 for Friday 5:30pm 60-minute Beginner Guided class.)

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

  • $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.

  • **New Student Discount: $75 for first month of unlimited classes.

  • *Couples discount: 10% on monthly packages.

2019 Full-time Student fees:

  • $15 per class ($10 for Friday 5:30pm 60-minute Beginner Guided 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




2019 Class Schedule

(Brad Ellsworth teaches Tuesday evening Mysore. Drew Massengill teaches the Friday evening Beginner Group Guided Practice. 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 of six or fewer. The fee for a private session is $100 and can be arranged outside of regular class times.**

Mysore classes are suitable for students brand new to yoga.


6:00 - 8:00am Mysore

9:30 - 11:00am Mysore

5:30 -  8:00pm Mysore


6:00 - 8:00am Mysore

9:30 - 11:00am Mysore

5:30 -  8:00pm Mysore


6:00 - 8:00am Mysore

9:30 - 11:00am Mysore

5:30 -  8:00pm Mysore


6:00 - 8:00am Mysore

9:30 - 11:00am Mysore

6:00 - 7:30pm Led Full Primary Series


6:00 - 8:00am Mysore

9:30 - 11:00am Mysore

5:30 - 6:30pm Beginner Group Guided Practice


9:30 - 11:00am Mysore


7:30 - 9:00am Mysore






If you are indigent but have serious interest in learning and attending class three to six times per week, you can discuss your situation with me. I have never turned anyone away for lack of money.  If you are having trouble finding a job due to a criminal record, and you want a job, I can probably get you one after you practice yoga consistently for a couple of months.  

Private lessons remain at $100 in the studio; if outside the studio, more depending on travel. Please see Richmond Private Yoga for testimonials and details. Private lessons are an excellent way to learn for people who have special situations due to age, medical conditions, temperament, or scheduling difficulties.

Please write or call anytime with questions at (804) 928-6677 or e-mail me at




Class Types

Mysore classes

This class is ideal for beginners. No preparation or registration needed. Walk-ins are always welcome!

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 attention and instruction.

Mysore classes are the traditional and gradual way to learn the practice.  New students can expect their first class to last 30-45 minutes.

In essence, these classes are semi-private lessons tailored to your unique situation, while other students around you are practicing at their own (and different) paces and rhythms, each according to their abilities, limitations, and levels of learning.

Led Full Primary Series class

Taught "in unison" and practiced in sync together as a group. 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.
This class is also a good way for new students to see the full yoga practice they are learning. Starts promptly at 6pm every Thursday.

Beginner Group Guided Class

This class is also taught in unison and practiced in sync together as a group — but it is led at a slower pace than Led Full Primary, with time to explore easy modifications of poses for beginners, and covers just about half of the full practice.

Please 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!