At 3S we are dedicated to making a yoga experience that is athletic, fun and accessible.  We provide a safe, non-judgemental environment encouraging flexibility, strength, energy and community.

Our signature 3S class is a HIIT (high intensity interval training) yoga movement class that will strengthen your body, stretch your muscles and sweat the rest out.

Our vinyasa classes connect breath, body and movement creating a dynamic, athletic yoga experience.

We couldn't be happier to open our first yoga studio in Richmond and are grateful to have found the teachers and community that we have found. 

 

Come join us and see what we can do for you!

We would love to have you

 

-Nadeya Ward-

owner/creator of 3S Yoga 

Meet our crew!

We are here for you so please let us know what you need

Nadeya Ward

owner and creator of 3S Yoga

Originally from Roanoke, VA, but always ready to explore Nadeya decided to go to school at NYU. She ended up in Los Angeles for 11 years where she studied yoga under Tamal Dodge at Yoga Salt and continued her training with Tamal in Costa Rica. She is a 500hr-RYT.

Missing the beauty, people and life in Virginia, she was ready to come back!  It has been her pleasure to bring her energetic vinyasa as well as her 3S class to Richmond. She couldn't ask for a better community.

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Hannah Buckley

Hannah is a Virginian songwriter, musician, field recordist, and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practitioner. She has been a student of the Ashtanga tradition since 2011, and in 2013, Hannah graduated from the Charlottesville Yoga School (now Ivy Yoga School), where she studied with Jennifer Elliot and Jen Fleisher. Hannah has also studied extensively with Michelle Dorer at Ashtanga Yoga Outer Banks, where she first developed a deep and enduring appreciation for the Mysore tradition. Hannah’s practice and teaching focuses on the three places of attention in the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, including asana/posture, pranayama/breath, and drishti/gaze. Hannah is a registered teacher (200RYT) through Yoga Alliance and has experience teaching both traditional Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow classes. Hannah’s teaching philosophy is rooted in openness, empathy, and a willingness to embrace each student as unique to their path. Hannah brings a balance of rigor and playfulness to her teaching style and threads her love of music and sound throughout her classes.

Andrew Bloomquest

Andrew is a certified 200 hour RYT, a Y12SR certified yoga instructor and a certified Yoga Nidra instructor. He specializes in Yoga Nidra, vinyasa, and trauma informed classes. His formal training came from the Bihar/Satyananda method of Yoga Nidra, Himalayan/Swami Rama method of Yoga Nidra, Amrit Desai/I AM Method of Yoga Nidra, Richard Miller's iRest Yoga Nidra and Rod Stryker's ParaYoga Nidra. The eight limbed path of yoga offered Andrew a way to recover from the chaos of unconscious life and afforded the tools to stay present and uncover peace within. Since realizing and experiencing the benefits of yoga, Andrew dedicates much of his time to teaching and sharing those same benefits to all who seek.

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Elany Prousalis

Lany believes the discovery of one's own potential for creative energy, strength and wisdom, can be found through the practice of yoga. Her classes have a quest for freedom and fun, while concentrating on the fluidity of movement with the breath. Lany has completed Michael Hamilton's Ashtanga Teacher Intensive and her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification with Sandra Pleasants from the Iyengar tradition and Jennifer Elliot of Ashtanga Yoga

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Alexza DeCroix

Alexza has been an avid student of holistic living and health and fitness for over 25 years.

After she received her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification from Samadhi Yoga Institute in 2004,
and taught her first vinyasa classes on her roof deck at sunset.

After moving to Manhattan, she was hired at Homebodies, Inc., one of New York’s premiere elite in-home fitness companies, where she was the sole yoga instructor. Other
employers during her time in NYC were London Terrace, The Yoga Room, David Barton Gym as well as a roster of upper east and west-side private clients.

She also enjoyed a three month teaching stint at Samasati yoga retreat in Costa Rica, where she was featured in an
article by a Dutch yoga magazine, as well as recruited for a Canadian television show featuring yoga and travel.
Alexza’s area of expertise in teaching utilizes a combination of Vinyasa, Hatha, and Anusara yoga. She weaves her knowledge of meditation, nutrition, energetic healing principles, music and universal love into her classes.

Alex Bayer

Alex found his love for yoga in the fall of 2016. Three years later he received his 200HR Yoga Teacher certificate through School Yoga Institute in Peru. He has gained more than just a physical alignment with himself from his practice. Yoga has helped him gain both psychological, and spiritual Self awareness. Understanding that we are spiritual beings, present in our physical bodies, Alex aims to empower each student to connect with their higher purpose, to gain spiritual understanding and feel meaning from each precious moment in life. Alex teaches a combined style of Hatha and Vinyasa. Each class contains poses and flows that help activate and balance a specific chakra

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Lauren Trotta

Lauren has been a yoga practitioner since 2003, drawn to the balance of mind and body it encourages. After many years of exploring different practice styles and benefiting from many talented teachers, Lauren felt the nudge of responsibility to share these lessons with others and completed her 200-hour teacher training through YogaWorks in May of 2020. Lauren’s classes utilize a traditional vinyasa flow to focus on breath and alignment to make yoga accessible to a variety of levels. 

Izzy Shurte

Izzy fell in love with yoga while in college, however it was the catalyst of losing her dad suddenly at twenty-nine years old that prompted a committed daily practice.  Izzy received both her 200 HR and 300 HR training at Asheville Yoga Center. She is also Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Mindfulness and Acceptance Based therapies and Somatic Inquiry.

Izzy believes yoga is about showing up.  Each day on the mat provides an opportunity to practice joy, lovingkindness, compassion and equanimity for oneself so that one can show up unconditionally for others.  Above all she is grateful to have been guided by skilled and compassionate teachers including Andy Matinog, Emily & Vince Horn, Stephanie Keach, Michael Johnson & Stephanie Johnson, Lillah Schwartz and Kristin Luna Ray.

  Izzy is inspired by the root texts of yoga, the power of mantra to bypass the mind and move the heart, and by anyone moving forward in the direction of their dreams in spite of fear.

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Sara Garrett

Sara got into yoga after needing a real mental shift in thinking. She started off with online classes and loved how the movement got her out of her head and into her body. She kept a strong home practice for several years before finally receiving her 200 hour vinyasa training at The Yoga Dojo. Yoga has single handedly changed her perspective on life.

Kelly Jones

Kelly is a Richmond native who recently moved back after living in Austin, Texas for the last decade. Kelly's yoga practice began slowly at the Midlothian YMCA in her early teens and continued through her time at VCU. After graduating she was lackadaisical about her practice until 2017 when a fire was lit through her discovery of hot power vinyasa. Yoga quickly went from once a month practice to daily practice. Yoga began to transform her life in ways she'd never imagined. It created a space for self-awareness, healing, and growth that came exactly when she needed it.
Kelly recognized what a crucial part yoga began to play in her life physically, mentally, spiritually, while also providing her with the most beautiful new community. She then knew that it set her soul on fire to spread this passion in an attempt to impact just one person the way yoga had changed her life for the good. In 2018 Kelly became a registered 200-hour hot power yoga teacher with Corepower Yoga and has consistently continued her education since through various yoga schools.

Upon returning to Richmond Kelly went on a search for the right studio to call home, trying nearly every studio she could find. From her very first class at 3S she knew she had found her home!

Kelly hopes to bring her students closer to their highest selves beginning on their mat. She encourages growth of the physical and spiritual self and practices presence through breath in her flows. She loves to incorporate her vast love for music into her classes.