About The Teachers

About Robbie:

Richmond Yoga Ashtanga

Robbie Norris teaches a specific fundamental yoga practice — The Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga – both privately in people’s homes (RichmondPrivateYoga), and at his Jackson Ward studio, Richmond City Yoga.  Robbie has been practicing daily since he began at age 39 in 2001; and he enjoys helping people of all ages and health statuses learn this practice, and adapt it to their particular situation.   It is infinitely modifiable.

From April 2008 through September 2015, Robbie taught over 1,000 classes to inmates in the Richmond City Justice Center (formerly Richmond City Jail).

Robbie welcomes and encourages students of all shapes, ages, cultures, races and backgrounds, bringing people together with a yoga practice that heightens collective abilities and good qualities, aiming to have a positive effect on the health and culture of the city of Richmond, Virginia.


About Brad:

Shortly after moving to Richmond in 2011, Brad Ellsworth began practicing ashtanga yoga with his first teacher, Lany Ajemian.  Brad has an established practice under the guidance of his current teacher Robbie Norris at Richmond City Yoga, where he has also assisted students in their mysore practice.  Brad began teaching ashtanga in early 2015, and has also worked directly with Jennifer Elliott at Ashtanga Yoga Charlottesville and attended related workshops.  As a drummer/percussionist for several area bands as well as drumming for yoga classes, Brad knows the importance of keeping a natural rhythm and staying on time.

Brad Ellsworth pic


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