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Yoga practice builds a bridge to better living.  

train your Breath

Train your body

train your attention

Enjoy greater well-being

enjoy the adventure


Welcome to Yoga For Everyone

Despite the popularity of yoga many people do not know where to start, and are uncomfortable with the notion of practicing yoga with a group of strangers. I enjoy introducing any group or individual to the specific Ashtanga Yoga practice.  You can come to my studio or I can come to your location. (See How This Teaching Works).

My mission is to teach people privately the same fundamental yoga practice that I have practiced daily since I began at age 39 in 2001: The Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. This practice is a healing, meditative template that can be used by anyone, offering benefits that begin immediately with the Introduction and Demonstration in your home or other venue.

~ Robbie Norris




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 it stimulates the body's incredible healing processes.

To learn more about Ashtanga Yoga, click here



VCU School of Medicine (MCV)

All parts of the body which have a function if used in moderation and exercised in labors in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well-developed and age more slowly; but if unused and left idle they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly.
— Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, ca. 400 B.C.

It’s now common knowledge that physicians suggest yoga as a method of alleviating pain and stress. Few physicians, however, have had personal experience of this ancient discipline. I have taught yoga practice to medical students at MCV since the inception in Fall 2008 of an elective, Yoga Anatomy, Physiology, and Medicine – because I want to help doctors understand through direct experience its benefits.

To learn more about the MCV program, click here



Richmond City Jail Yoga

After many years of experiencing remarkable healing effects of daily yoga practice, I felt compelled to share this direct method of self-rehabilitation with people most in need of transformation, and who have had no access to yoga. In April 2008 I began teaching inmates in the Richmond City Jail, where I now conduct classes three times a week and have taught over 1,500 hours. My motivation stems from the fact that once this practice is learned, it is a true path of self-study and self-rehabilitation. And it is free.

To learn more about my Richmond City Jail program, click here

Richmond City Jail Yoga Slideshow






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