Private Yoga Classes in Charlottesville, VA

At NOWyoga, our family of highly qualified teachers offer a wide array of skills and knowledge which can help you begin your yoga journey, develop emotional tools to navigate challenging life transitions, enhance your asana practice, or deepen your knowledge of the practice of yoga.

Services offered

  1. Group instruction (corporate, bridal, organization, parties, special events)
  2. 1on1 (beginner and advanced asana, therapeutic, emotional wellness)

New students

A great way for beginners to start a yoga practice. Work one-on-one to study specific poses and safe alignment.

Ongoing students

Deepen and fine-tune your class practice or develop a home practice. Receive help with poses that are challenging, and safely learn advanced poses such as headstand, handstand, and backbends.

Cora Houghton

Cora Houghton

Yoga Teacher

 

Cora was voted one of the top 5 yoga teachers in the Cville Weekly Best of Cville 2018. She completed her 200 hr. training with Katie Silcox and Karen Thomas. She is currently in advanced teacher 300 hr. training, with Noah Mazé and Peach Friedman, working towards her 500 hr. certification in September 2019. She has two certifications in Thai Yoga Bodywork. Cora has also completed continuing education workshops in Bio-mechanics of Yoga, Functional Mobility and Yoga with Dr. Ariele Foster, Body Positivity, including chair and adaptive yoga with Amber Karnes, Teaching People Not Poses with Jay Fields M.A. E-RYT, teacher workshops with Kofi Busia along with numerous, invaluable workshops attended locally, during travels and at yoga festivals LEARN MORE…

Aly Moore

Aly Moore

Co-Owner, Yoga Teacher

 
Aly is passionate about power of yoga and the breath to enable one to reach a place of inner stillness and peace. When the externals are stripped away, we can see who we are and understand our thoughts and behaviors. She aspires to help each individual who practices with her discover this place within that brings greater self-awareness, meaning in life, and a connection to joyful spirit.

She has training in practices that are complementary to psychotherapy: LifeForce Yoga Practitioner, Level I. Integrative Restoration (iRest) Level II.

Areas of specialization;
Yoga for depression and anxiety
Yoga for mood and energy regulation
Yoga Nidra (deep guided meditation for self awareness)
Alignment for advanced practitioners
Dynamics of breath and flow in Vinyasa
Yoga philosophy

Annie Runkle

Annie Runkle

Yoga Teacher

I came to yoga in my late 30’s in 2000 for physical reasons. I continued on and started teaching for the deeper effects. This stuff is magic. It’s soul salve. It’s the balm that finally calmed my Beast. I completed my 200 hour TT with Jennifer Elliott and Sandra Pleasants in 2005. I completed a 300 Hour Yoga Therapy Training with Inner Peace Yoga Therapy in 2011. I am a 500 RYT and CT. Along the way I have taken many workshops with many shiny souls. My classes are creative, playful and inclusive. If you are breathing intentionally and moving mindfully with amazement all will be well! Oh, and there is music too.
Blossom Dawes

Blossom Dawes

Yoga Teacher

Blossom Dawes found her calling when she began teaching yoga over 20 years ago. She combines traditional practices with the needs of modern life in a fun and creative way. She loves sharing the practice of yoga through teaching. By continuing to grow as a student of yoga, she is able to teach from her personal experience. She takes a loving approach, teaching self-compassion and mindfulness, and offers yoga as a way to create positive patterns in body and mind.
Blossom lives in Crozet, Va. with her husband and two children and three furry friends. She loves nature, art, and poetry, and adores paddle boarding.

While not in the yoga studio you can find her playing with her friends and family, 3 dogs, miniature goats and donkeys, hiking, gardening, running, enjoying live music and in general loving being alive. She is happy living out her purpose in this life to help others find balance and realize self-healing in their own lives. She aims every day to send shockwaves of love, light and positivity as far and as wide as possible. (Can ya feel it??)

She completed a 200HR yoga teacher training in 2012 and began teaching Ashtanga and Iyengar inspired vinyasa in her small town and surrounding counties. Since then Jess has completed a Yin yoga teacher training and has fallen madly and deeply for the passive, peaceful, meditative practice. She is a Reiki master and a certified Energy Medicine practitioner and has studied with world renowned healers and Q’ero shamans from the high Andes in Peru. She frequently infuses her classes with these energetic healing modalities.

Lauren Thornberry

Lauren Thornberry

Yoga Teacher

Lauren is a RYT-200 and graduated from Shanti Garudasana Yoga Teacher Training. Lauren’s yoga journey began in 7th grade when she started focusing more in-depth on her health due to chronic illness. She learned that movement and nutrition are some of the best forms of medicine for the body. She is now a certified health coach and uses her nutrition knowledge and passion for yoga to help others focus on themselves and their path to optimal health. From guided meditations to active vinyasa flows, Lauren enjoys a variety of classes to balance her mind, body, and soul on and off the mat. When not in the studio, Lauren enjoys blogging, where you can find her at lettucebelively.com, and spending time with her fiancé and Australian Shepard puppy. Follow her on social media @lettucebelively and join her in the studio soon for practice!

Michael Okusa

Michael Okusa

Yoga Teacher

Michael first fell in love with yoga when a coworker and friend invited him along to Power Vinyasa class at Flydog in Charlottesville, VA. He was immediately hooked on the intensity of the classes and the mindfulness that the teachers encouraged. Two years later he began and completed his 200 hour Power Vinyasa certification at the same studio. Shortly after, his practice and area of interest began to change as he discovered other facets of yoga to dive into.

He completed another teacher training through the Yoga Detour studio that emphasizes a more progressive approach of isolating smaller movements of the body before jumping into complex and challenging ones, including the deceptively difficult chaturanga. Influenced by the rise of modern movement culture and mobility training, he has begun to incorporate these more experimental and progressive lessons into his teaching style. His goal is to offer a safe, progressive, whole body mobilization within the satisfying flow of a vinyasa class.

Cynthia Woodring

Cynthia Woodring

Yoga Teacher

Cynthia Woodring has been teaching yoga in the Charlottesville area since 1995. She has a
Master of Science in Yoga Therapy, is certified with the International Association of Yoga
Therapists, is a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, and is at the highest level of registration with the
national Yoga Alliance.
Known for teaching with precision and eloquence, Cynthia teaches an awareness- and
alignment-based style of hatha yoga and typically weaves an anatomical or philosophical theme
through her classes. She is passionate about refining her understanding of all aspects of yoga
and strives to find the language and methods that will provoke the deepest understanding and
transformation for her students.

 

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