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.

Joy Polefrone

A conscientious student of yoga since 1998, Joy has been teaching since 2001. Joy’s since completed her 200- and 500-hr certifications through Yoga Source in Richmond, VA and Boston Yoga School in MA. With a background rooted in the sciences, Joy’s teaching emphasizes an observer’s inquisitive awareness and cultivation of presence in postures both on and off the mat. Joy’s teaching has been inspired by senior teachers in Ashtanga, Iyengar, Tantra, Yin yoga, meditation and mindfulness, somatic movement and bodywork and she is blessed to have studied with a breadth of teachers globally who have each transmitted impactful nuggets of wisdom that have and continue to shape her practice and teaching. She is continually grateful for the amazing circle of fellow students, seekers and yogi friends, who provide her with the gift of open-heartedness, unmasked presence and clear reflections. Her current favorite travel destination to drop into practice with fellow students is in Nosara, Costa Rica where she’s traveled each of the past four years to study in the Tantric lineage, most recently with Rod Stryker at Blue Spirit. In addition to her yoga studies, Joy holds bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in Chemistry from the University of Virginia, has worked extensively for global healthcare companies that have taken her all over the world to live and work and currently spends her working days bringing mindfulness into the workplace.

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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.

Amanda Myers

As a Licensed Massage Therapist, 200-RYT/Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Personal Trainer, and Certified Health Coach - Amanda Myers, owner of Rising Summit Yoga & Wellness, LLC, has you covered on all aspects of the health & wellness front. Focusing on strength, alignment, and balance in your wellness routine and beyond, she is completely committed to helping you find your balance using an approach from all angles. Amanda started out as an average athlete in high school, and quickly turned into a runner post graduation. Needing compliments to this sport, she found yoga, cross-training, and healthy eating. Not only did including these things into her routine make her a more balanced athlete - but a more balanced human being.

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Heather Tobey

Heather is a Richmond native and a graduate of Logan University’s Masters on Science in Nutrition and Human Performance. Heather specializes in female hormone imbalance, prenatal nutrition, intuitive eating, and disordered eating. As a Celiac and anorexia nervosa survivor, Heather has not only gained knowledge through her school training, but also through lived experience. Heather experienced her own hormone imbalances as a college student and found balance, equilibrium, and healing through foods and herbs. Now she is excited to teach others how to care for their precious bodies and to love the homes their souls inhabit. When not working on writing her first book or working, Heather loves to take long walks with her pup throughout Church Hill, hike in the Appalachia with her soon-to-be hubs, sing, cook, and be present with her people.

Megan May

Megan has been an avid Yoga student for 10 years. She received her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification from Om On Yoga in Richmond, VA.

She is a mental health counselor by trade but has found that integrating yoga and mindfulness into her work has been beneficial to all of her clients. Since becoming an RYT, she has integrated yoga into the school she works in with children ages 7-21, and adult clients. 


She regularly teaches vinyasa and power classes to staff at the school and at brewery yoga classes through 3S Yoga. She is excited to continue teaching with 3S. 

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