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About 3S

At 3S we are dedicated to making a yoga experience that is athletic, fun and accessible. We provide a safe, non-judgmental 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 and Creator of 3S Yoga

Meet Our Team

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Nadeya Ward

Owner of 3S

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.  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.

E-RYT500 & Certified Meditation Coach


Alisha Eversole

Alisha has practiced yoga for 8 years and began teaching in 2015. She received her 200 hour teaching certification from Barefoot Works Yoga in Lexington, Kentucky. She is grateful for the ways in which yoga has changed her life, bringing a sense of peace and positivity that has transformed each day. Alisha's classes are energetic and fun, using knowledge of alignment to weave an intuitive and light-hearted flow. She believes is it important to make all students feel welcome to the practice and to help them feel a deep connection with themselves.


Elany Poursalis

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


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.


Morgan Whitehead

Morgan is a certified Gentle Yoga Instructor and 200hr Sivananda Yoga Teacher devoted to the teaching of classical yoga and vedanta to promote physical, mental, and spiritual health. Her classes combine breath, movement, and slowing mind to remind us of our true connected nature. She is dedicated to leading comfortable and inclusive classes for all persons, ages, and bodies.

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Corinne Torres

Corinne found yoga in college and has been a certified yoga instructor since 2015. Her philosophy is that you are whole and complete exactly as you are; there is nothing to fix, and anything is possible. All students are welcome, capable, and worthy of experiencing a total mind-body ‘floss’ where they can reconnect with themselves and their community. She likes to create strong and sweaty flows to build muscle and melt tension. Let's get upside down and have fun!

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Izzy O'Malley

Certified TCC instructor since 2002. Has taught TCC at One Life Fitness and YMCA in Reston , VA as well as INOVA Hospital in Fairfax. Thrilled to be sharing her skills and knowledge with Richmond community.


Carly Shields

Carly Shields is a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher certified by Zenver Yoga in Denver, CO. Her training included an emphasis on meditation, breathwork, and in-depth study of The 8 Limbed Path, as well as anatomy coursework and a trauma-informed perspective on cueing. She specializes in vinyasa flow, incorporating meditation and relaxing visualizations into her unique practice.

Beyond yoga she enjoys skiing, roller skating, water activities, reading, writing, going to concerts, and hanging out with her cat Tela.


Kat McCrory

Kat started doing yoga in High school and then continued throughout college before she had her 1st training in 2016.
"Meditation, yoga, and self awareness/love can help with lighting that flame inside you that is wanting to shine," Kat says. As her practice and passion for learning grew, she continued in various trainings in 2018, 2020, and 2021.



Jordan Ganz

Jordan is from Southern Maryland. His first experience with yoga wasn't until he was hired to take photos at a yoga and ayurveda center in Sri Lanka. After the first class he was hooked! By the end of the following year, Jordan had received his 200h RYT certification from Shiva Rishi yoga school in Varkala, India. Jordan previously taught classes at a surf and yoga camp in Morocco. Jordans classes will challenge you and encourage you to connect with your breath!



Margarita Prokofyeva

Margarita began her personal yoga journey at the age of 16, through an after school program, she learned the joy, freedom and connection that a personal practice could bring into her life. Since then, she has shared her passion for yoga with her family and friends; inspiring those around her to embark on their own yogic path. She completed a 200 hr Hatha yoga teacher training in Chennai, India at the Andiappan College of Yoga. The experience was unplanned, synchronistic and hilarious. Margarita believes that yoga can teach us to come home to ourselves and that by tending to ourselves, we build stronger more compassionate communities. She uses class as a way to tap into internal peace and love that we all carry within ourselves. Come take a class with her and leave feeling more connected and whole.


Lily Goodman

Lily is a Richmond native that has been practicing yoga since she was 14. However, her
practice really flourished in college, where her regular use of yoga, meditation, and breathwork changed her life for the better by giving her the tools needed to calm down and handle everyday stressors. Lily received her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja California, Mexico. She is passionate about relating the yoga practice to the chakra energy system and using the practice to help increase mind-body connection. Off the mat, Lily received her bachelor’s and master’s in global affairs
from GMU and plans to continue her studies in international law. Her hobbies include activism, cooking, and playing the harp.


Singith Perera

Singith has been an athlete most of his life, an avid runner, hiker, outdoor enthusiast, and personal trainer. He took up yoga in 2018 and uses his practice as a way of centering his mind at times of veers in life and a way to keep his body in check. He also says that learning from yoga and being immersed in reflection strengthens his spiritual grounding by connecting his philosophically Buddhist views and Christian roots. Singith is RTY 200 certified through Yoga Alliance since 2019 and a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He teaches with a greater emphasis on building muscular strength, yogic energy systems, and mental and physical endurance. Professionally Singith works in academia and corporate consulting. Originally from the poverty-ridden rural south of Sri Lanka, Singith’s mission in life is to elevate equity in education and healthcare and his purpose of being is to help others become sustainable humans. His favorite quote: Let the beauty that you love be what you do – Rumi


Kate Archer

Kate has practiced yoga on and off for years but took on learning about all aspects yoga during the beginning of 2021. Kate achieved her 200 hour vinyasa teaching training through My Vinyasa Practice as a way to deepen her personal practice; but found a passion for bringing yoga to others in the process. Kate is a registered nurse and has seen how yoga helps her physically and mentally inside and outside of her job. Her favorite style of yoga is a toss-up between vinyasa and restorative yoga styles, getting the heat from vinyasa and peace from restorative. Outside of yoga Kate enjoys spending time weightlifting, reading, and relaxing with her husband and two cats.

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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.


Sydney Gustafson

Sydney is originally from western North Carolina, but has called the Richmond area home for the past 15 years. After a knee injury and the birth of her first son ended her rugby habit, she found yoga as a meaningful and fulfilling way to stay active and present in her body. She loves that each practice is personal to the practitioner and can fit whatever needs one may have in that moment — whether it be a good, fun sweaty time, or a relaxing and restorative stretch. And every practice presents a challenge to overcome! Expect good vibes and a hot playlist when taking her class.


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