Within each yoga class, students are encouraged to work at their own pace, concentrating on their form, alignment, and breath. Drop-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis for most classes; however, pre-registration is required one day in advance for all morning yoga, gentle yoga and prenatal yoga classes as well as workshops and series classes.
Prenatal and Gentle Yoga classes are taught by instructors with specialized, additional yoga training (such as prenatal or therapeutic) beyond the Registered Yoga Teacher (RTY) training program. Contact us for more information.
Note: Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Cancellations will be posted at 540-746-8468.
We have yoga mats, straps, and some props available for students, but we encourage regular practitioners to bring their own mats for comfort and hygienic reasons. All classes are currently offered in downtown Harrisonburg.
Description of Classes
We expect most yoga classes will have students practicing at a variety of levels and with a variety of yoga experience. Shenandoah Yoga’s classes are small and personal – we will give modifications to accommodate all students. If you are unsure about which classes are most appropriate for you, feel free to ask us for advice. Send us an email, introduce yourself, and tell us a little about your yoga experience, if any, and general fitness background.
Hatha Yoga: These basic Hatha yoga classes explore standing, seated and supine yoga poses of all sorts. They build your knowledge of yoga, strength, flexibility and breath work. Modifications will be given in these multi-level yoga classes to accommodate students with varying yoga experience, strength and flexibility. Expect these classes to be influenced by specific Hatha yoga sub-traditions such as but not limited to Iyengar, Anusara, Ashtanga, Integral and Vinyasa yoga – more or less of each – depending on your instructor. Given their pacing and more workshop-oriented approach, these classes are well suited for beginners.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga: These flowing yoga classes focus on coordinating movement in, within and out of poses with breath. Vinyasa Yoga classes will increase your endurance, strength and flexibility and help you find peace and mental quiet through flowing physical movements and mindful breathing. Various sun and/or moon salutations and more advanced poses of all types, including standing, seated and supine asanas as well as balances and inversions will be included. Some prior yoga experience is recommended.
Prenatal Yoga: Prenatal classes are appropriate for women at all stages of pregnancy. They offer a supportive environment for pregnant women. Have a healthier body during pregnancy and learn techniques to ease labor and delivery. Prenatal students are welcome to drop into regular Hatha Yoga classes. Please notify the instructor of your pregnancy.
Gentle Yoga: Gentle yoga classes are appropriate for students of all ages and offer a “gentler”, more therapeutic approach to yoga. Standing, seated and supine poses are grouped together to limit a student having to get up and down. The class also includes breath work and guided meditation. Classes are very small, which means lots of individual attention and customization to suit your chronic and acute physical and mental conditions. Please notify the instructor of any health conditions. The instructors have some training in Yoga Therapy and will be able to customize class to select the best poses for you.
Restorative Yoga: Restorative Yoga is like a staycation! Come relax and unwind. Each class features a mix of deliciously chill, restorative poses. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a stressful day or week. This mellow class is open to students of all levels. Beginners and gentle yoga practitioners are welcome.
Half & Half Yoga: Enjoy an active first half of the class moving through and being in a mix of standing and seated yoga poses to help you stretch and work out any tight or tired spots from whatever activities you got up to the rest of the weekend. Then get ready to let go of it all, chill out and relax in restorative yoga poses during the second half of class.
Beginner Yoga: Approach yoga from a beginner mindset. These classes focus on yoga fundamentals: basic poses, breathing techniques, meditation and yoga philosophy. Practice at a slower pace and take more time in and between poses. Yoga newbies are welcome, and more experienced students looking for a chiller yoga experience may also enjoy this class. (Note: The evening version of this class are a great way to wind down after a hectic day.)
Yoga for Healthy Backs: Carefully chosen active and restorative poses will help prevent and relieve back pain caused by musculoskeletal imbalances, tension, weakness, poor posture or stress among other factors. Prior back injuries or pain are not required of students attending – it’s never too soon to start taking better care of your back! Classes are taught by an instructor with 17 years of teaching experience as well as experience taking care of her own back with yoga after an injury. We recommend students with current injuries get physician approval prior to attending.
General public rates for regular yoga classes
Drop In – $17
4 Class Pass – $60 ($15/class)
8 Class Pass – $104 ($13/class)
New Resident/Visitor 1-Week Unlimited Yoga – $35
Happy Hour Yoga Drop In – $12
Students/Seniors rates for regular yoga classes
Drop In – $15
4 Class Pass – $52 ($13/class)
8 Class Pass – $88 ($11/class)
Happy Hour Yoga Drop In – $10
Prenatal Yoga rates for prenatal yoga classes
Drop In – $19
4 Class Pass – $68 ($17/class)
8 Class Pass – $120 ($15/class) (available seasonally depending on class frequency)
Payment and Pass Policies for all classes
- Cash or local checks with appropriate ID are accepted as payment.
- The following credits cards are accepted: Visa/Mastercard/Discover/AMEX
- 4 class passes are good for 2 months from first visit after date of purchase.
- 8 class passes are good for 3 months from first visit after date of purchase.
- Drop-in, 4, 8 and 20-class passes will NOT be extended. We build in plenty of time for you to use them, factoring in that you may occasionally miss classes, or we may occasionally cancel classes.
- Unlimited monthly class passes, when offered, are good for the specified period from the first visit after the date of purchase. They will be automatically suspended if the studio is closed for any reason for any 1-week (or longer) period.
- Unlimited semester passes, when offered, are good until the end of each semester – as specified upon purchase.
Please call for rates for private sessions. Private sessions can be customized in length and content to meet student needs, but typical sessions are for one or two students or groups and last 50 minutes or 80 minutes. All sessions are generally held at Shenandoah Yoga, and private at-home sessions can also be arranged for clients who cannot climb the stairs to the studio or have other special needs.
In addition to our scheduled classes, Shenandoah Yoga offers private instruction for individuals or groups. For example, we’ll work with you on
- Individual, private instruction (for 1 student) – Want your own yoga class? This is a great way to learn the basics of yoga one-on-one or to get the individual attention you need to advance your ongoing personal practice.
- Semi-private instruction (for 2, 3, or 4 individuals) – Want to learn yoga or go deeper in poses with a few friends? We’ll be happy to work with you and your closest friend(s).
- Yoga Parties – Want to introduce your friends to yoga? Or looking for a unique way to celebrate a birthday, bachelorette party or other special occasion?
- Corporate Yoga Classes – We’ll come to your business and share the joy of yoga with your employees or customers. Corporate yoga is a great way to promote health and fitness and relaxation.
Contact us to schedule just one session or a series. We will customize offerings based on location, student experience levels, number of students, number of sessions, and duration of sessions.