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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, and born with a creative spirit, Nadeya went to school at NYU, TISCH for acting. She ended up in Los Angeles for 11 years where she studied yoga under Tamal Dodge at Yoga Salt for her 200 hour training and continued into her additional 300 hour training with Tamal in Costa Rica.  

Nadeya has since opened a successful yoga studio - 3S Yoga in 2020 in Richmond, VA. 

She is a meditation coach, a certified Health and Wellness Coach via Georgetown University, as well as a Reiki Master. Her second business, The Mediation Ward, allows her to to work individually with clients on their wellness journey and she passionately works with them to find what can be a lifelong, and life-changing, meditation practice.

Whether teaching yoga, coaching, reiki, doing comedy or writing music, Nadeya brings a sense of play into everything she does. The sentence of 3S that is written on the wall is The Spirit Plays. We can take what we practice on our mat into our community, so why not practice with a sense of play. 


E-RYT 500 - Certified Meditation and Wellness Coach - Reiki Master

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Kelly Jones

Manager of 3S/ Teacher

Kelly is a Richmond native and VCU grad who recently made her way back to the East Coast after 9 years in Austin, Texas.

Yoga entered Kelly's life in her teens but her relationship with her practice ebbed and flowed for years. It wasn't until a challenging point in her 20s, did yoga become the backbone of her life. 

Kelly began teaching yoga after completing her training at CorePower in 2017. Since then Kelly has taught in many different studios across Atlanta, Austin, Richmond, and Charlottesville.

Kelly began teaching at 3S Yoga in 2021 and has stepped into a manager role at 3S as of November 2023. You can catch her popping in and out of the studio and teaching our Hardywood Brewery classes.

Outside of the studio Kelly is the mother of a wild boy, she has a career in Customer Success, and she live with passion for all things outdoors.


Elany Prousalis

Lany believes the discovery of one's 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 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.


Izzy O'Malley


Isabel began her yoga journey at 3S Studio in Richmond, Va. She fell in love with the practice, all of the wonderful teachers, and the benefits she got out of each class. She began sharing yoga with her family and friends, and eventually received her 200 hour teacher certification in 2023 from Yoga Salt in Wilmington, NC. Isabel is passionate about classes that help people feel connected to themselves in a welcoming and fun environment. Outside of the yoga studio she enjoys taking her pup on adventurous trails and cooking/baking for her friends and family.

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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!


Brandi Bovell


Brandi began practicing yoga in 2009 while she was pregnant with her first child, Steven. Initially, she was like most beginners, seeking a good stretch and workout. However, as she delved deeper into the practice, she discovered something remarkable - a profound sense of calmness in her mind. This realization ignited a deep love for yoga within her.

Throughout the years, Brandi continued to practice yoga, even during her pregnancies with her second child, Evangeline, and her third child, Kolton. In 2022, she decided to take her passion to the next level by pursuing teacher training. She completed her training with Yoga Renew and obtained her certification, subsequently registering with Yoga Alliance.

Brandi's approach to yoga is unique. She finds her stillness within movement, and this philosophy is reflected in her classes. Her sessions incorporate a dynamic blend of movement, long hold stretches, and mini massages. These techniques help her students delve deeper into their poses, allowing them to experience a greater sense of connection and growth.

Join her on the mat for a unique yoga experience.

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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. 


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-hour 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 the internal peace and love that we all carry within ourselves. Come take a class with her and leave feeling more connected and whole.


H Bondurant


From cancer centers to preschool classrooms to music festivals, H enjoys sharing yoga with those from all stages and walks of life. Yoga was first introduced to H through Pilates then quickly became a main source of joy and strength. After being a work-study at a yoga studio, H received their yoga teacher training through West-East Natural Healing in 2011. They have a love of learning and taken workshops with yogis such as Kathryn Budig and Jessmyn Stanley. 

Spanning over 13 years, H has been regularly teaching diverse populations across different locations. Helping people start their yoga journeys is one of H’s passions. From 2014-2020, H organized and taught a donation-based class at a non-profit art gallery in Durham, NC, to engage those who might be less familiar with yoga. Having received a PhD in Philosophy from Duke University, H recently moved to the area to teach at University of Richmond. When teaching yoga, H incorporates their academic background which also includes psychology, neuroscience, gender studies, and dance. Their style of teaching focuses most on attending to breath, observing sensations in the body, and centering the mind. Open to all, variations for multiple levels are given. Classes involve elements of meditation and pranayama as well as challenging vinyasa sequences. H is known for breaking down poses, being silly, and themed playlists. You can also find them leading Queer Joy Yoga every month. 


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.


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.


Jessica Slowbe


For nearly a decade, Jessica has immersed herself in the art of yoga, progressing from a dedicated practitioner to a passionate instructor since 2022. Her journey began with a 200-hour teacher certification from LifePower Yoga in Columbus, Ohio, delving deep into the technical intricacies and aspects of breathwork, asanas, and various spiritual dimensions of the practice.


Throughout her training, Jessica adeptly honed her skills, fostering a nurturing environment that welcomes practitioners of all levels, from novices to seasoned experts. Her focus lies in creating a safe and inclusive space, adept at guiding students to find their suitable poses. She finds immense joy in sharing her extensive knowledge and love for yoga, amplifying the experience for her students. Her commitment extends beyond standards as she revels in providing hands-on assists, ensuring her students receive personalized guidance and support on their yoga journey.


Beyond the studio, Jessica finds solace in reading, exploring new destinations, stand-up paddle boarding, and embarking on hikes with her husband and two pups!


Courtney Johnson


Courtney was first introduced to yoga after moving to Colorado from Virginia post college. Yoga was her escape and recovery from those long days snowboarding in the Rockies. First loving the practice for its physical benefits and low impact style of working out, the spiritual and emotional residue of the practice quickly began to entice Courtney to sink deeper into her studies, leading her all the way to Rishikesh, India. At Rishikesh Yog Peeth, Courtney completed her 500 hour TTC with focus on Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga based classes and philosophy. She furthered her spiritual voyage to Indonesia where she taught at Bali Surf and Yoga Retreat Center on the Bukit Peninsula. Courtney’s classes bring a relatable and welcoming vibe as she encourages her students to bring their practices off the mat and into their everyday lives by cultivating an awareness of how the work they do during her classes can be applied in many aspects to their lives. She calls this message “living their yoga” and challenges her students to live and life of intention and mindfulness.


Cabell Haneberg


Cabell got her 200hr certification with Nexus Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica and is beyond excited to teach in her hometown, RVA! She believes that a healthy mind leads to a healthy body, and has found that yoga in any capacity is healing. Students of all abilities are welcome in her class and she makes an effort to offer lots of options and modifications so they every student can participate. She is so excited to share this journey with you! 


Liv Vaccari


Yoga for me is art of exploration and expression. My background is in Baptiste and Yin, and I really appreciate practicing the far ends of the spectrum and finding a bit of both in each. I am a lover of all movement, and a big love and inspiration of mine is climbing. There is nothing like moving the body in a way that makes the rest of the world melt away, and I find that in yoga and climbing! 


Brittany Morton


Brittany found a passion for movement and yoga as a young teen, but it was during a turbulent time in her life that she learned to integrate the practice in both mind and body. Learning to be present with her breath and body through yoga offered her inner peace and the ability to overcome life’s challenges. This inspired her to complete her 200HR YTT, and an additional 100 Yin YTT. She believes all people are capable of experiencing inner peace through yogic practices, and that the tools are already within them. When she’s not doing yoga, she takes care of her family’s homestead, is a mom and stepmom, and is an avid fiber artist.


Aidan Phillips


After 4 years of college basketball, Aidan moved to the Richmond area in 2021 to pursue a career in nursing. Quickly realizing she was craving physical movement and mindfulness, she fell into the world of yoga and never looked back. She took her 200 hr RYT at Humble Haven in 2023, which focused on Baptiste Power yoga. She loves the strength, calmness, and empowerment that come from her yoga practice and wants to share that with everyone she teaches.


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