Kids Yoga December/January session

The Yoga Dojo has created a sunny, playful and nurturing environment where we will begin to learn about breath, emotional states, body awareness and self-love through a four class series. Our approach to teaching children is supportive and loving, as we work on listening to our own bodies and how to notice the world around us.

During the series the children will learn about what yoga means, how to be a part of a community and how to take yoga into his or her community. Each class will build on the class before. We will learn through creativity, movement, discussions and games.

This session's classes will take place at The Yoga Dojo on December 8th and 15th, and January 5th and 12th at 4:00 pm, led by Erin Stehle and VA Greene. Each class will last roughly 45 minutes. The classes can only be purchased as a total series for $68.00; this price includes all material the little yogi will need.  Sign up HERE.


Winter solstice 108 celebration with Tom and Michele, December 21, 5:30pm

On Thursday, the 21st of December, we will gather for 108 Sun Salutations to light the darkest night of the year, led by Tom Kelly and Michele Keeney. We will set our intentions for 2018, and energize one another with the love and support needed to accomplish our goals.

Doing all 108 Sun Salutations is not necessary, being present is. We will do groups of 12, with 9 rounds, meeting in mountain pose at the end of each set, coming back together as a group. We will dedicate each round to specific aspects of life, adding any personal dedications as well. We will finish the last set together, as a whole and take a long savasana to soak up the energy in the room. Whether you do 1 or 108, all are welcome!

Class is donation based (cash only, please!), with all donations going to Punks for Presents/the Children's Hospital of Richmond. Please sign up under our class schedule to ensure your spot.  For more information about Punks for Presents, visit their Facebook page at


Food for life, a three-workshop nutrition series with becky crump

Sunday, January 7, 12-2pm.  Workshop #1 : Overcoming stress and anxiety

In this interactive 2-hour workshop, participants can expect to learn:
*The mechanisms that cause stress and anxiety
*The effects of stress and anxiety on the body in the short and long term
*How to mitigate those effects through nutrition

There will be a gentle yoga class led by Lauren following the workshop from 2:15-3:15pm.  We will focus on anxiety and stress-reducing postures, along with calming pranayama (breath techniques) and meditation. This class will be suitable for all levels of practitioners.

Sunday, January 14, 12-2pm.  Workshop #2: Soothing digestive disruption

In this interactive 2-hour workshop, participants can expect to learn:
*The mechanisms that cause gastrointestinal distress
*The implications of poor gut health on the body and mind in the short and long term
*How to build a healthy GI tract that stimulates metabolism, focus, immunity, and leaves you feeling bloated, gas, heartburn, and upset belly FREE!

There will be a yoga class led by Michele Keeney following the workshop from 2:15-3:15pm that will focus on digestion boosting postures (expect lots of forward folding and twisting to wring out the toxins!). This class will be suitable for all levels of practitioners.

Saturday, January 27, 12-2pm.  Workshop #3: Growing healthy babies

In this interactive 2-hour workshop, participants can expect to learn:
*Key vitamins and minerals needed during each phase of pregnancy
*Why the health of both the father and the mother matter
*What to eat and with what to supplement to support the growth of a health child

 Feel free to drop in to our regularly scheduled prenatal yoga class with Gabriella from 10:45 - 11:45am.  Workshop attendees can drop in for $10 to this class by emailing to pre-register.

Please bring a notebook, writing utensil, and an open mind.  If you plan to stay for the yoga practice, please bring a mat if you have one.  If not, there will be mats available for rental.

Each individual workshop is $25 by 12.31, $30 after.  You can sign up for each workshop HERE

Yoga add-on per class is $10.  You can pre-register for yoga on our class schedule (click HERE), or you can just drop in... no pressure.

About the instructor : Becky Crump is a health coach and nutritionist. She believes in creating healthy internal ecosystems through a combination of nutrition, mindfulness, exercise or activity, relationships, giving back, and financial health. She is a a big believer that proper nutrition and supplementation can support the reversal of disease and disorders of the body and mind — and that a nourished gut is the key to unlocking feelings of well-being.


Re-Treat yourself in Tulum! March 4-9, 2018

Join Adrian and Lauren from The Yoga Dojo on our annual retreat to Tulum, Mexico from March 4-9 at beautiful Amansala Eco-Chic Resort ( All RYTs that attend are eligible for 20 CEUs.


*A beautiful room at Amansala Grande - we have a wide variety to choose from!
*Delicious food (vegan/vegetarian/gluten free options available). All meals are included, except one night out on the town.
*Two yoga or hand balance classes a day led by Adrian and/or Lauren at one of Amansala's oceanfront shalas.                                                                       *Mid-day group transportation from Cancun airport to Amansala on March 4.  Return transportation is not included, but we are happy to help make recommendations.

Not included: Special drinks (coffee bar drinks, smoothies, juice), extra snacks, alcohol, spa services, excursions, wifi, and other incidentals.

Pricing is as follows (Pricing includes tax and gratuity, but feel free to leave additional gratuity for any staff that you feel goes above and beyond):

Best beachfront King: $2,675 solo / $1,835 per person shared (2 people/room)

Beachview King: $2,460 solo / $1,690 per person shared (2 people/room)

Double beachfront room (based on 2 people per room):  $1,835 per person

Double room (based on 2 people per room): $1,575 per person

Garden Triple room (based on 3 people per room): $1,465 per person

Garden Plus King: $2,090 solo / $1,355 per person shared (2 people/room)

Garden Basic Queen: $1,870 solo

We have a few pre-book package options available for spa services, excursions, and Temazcal (Mayan sweat lodge ceremony - A MUST!). Please inquire with us about these.

$300 deposit required ASAP to hold your space (cash or check, please! If not possible, we can charge on a credit card with a small processing fee).  A limited number of spaces are available. Full payment to be submitted by January 15.   

To sign up, please email, or call 804.691.3277.

We look forward to you joining us on the beach in Tulum!


50-hour rocket training with Steve Pyka of Asta yoga, February 19-23




The Rocket Training is an 5-day immersion in which you will:

Practice and learn the classic Rocket I and Rocket II sequences
Understand the philosophy and voice of a Rocket Vinyasa class
Focus on alignment, arm balances, inversions and transitions
Gain the ability to use the master Rocket sequences to share a class with anyone
Clarify your purpose for practicing


Anyone can take the Rocket Training, but those who will benefit most are:

Consistent practitioners who feel their vinyasa practice has hit a plateau
Experienced teachers who feel their instruction could use a little more focus and structure
Those new to Rocket, but not to yoga, who wish to complement their existing knowledge
Home practitioners looking for a thorough, intelligent system of yoga practice


You are intelligent. You are dedicated. You suspect yoga has something more to offer beyond being burned out in variations on lunges and dharma talks from people no more enlightened than yourself. The generic vinyasa mentality declares that we constantly listen to a teacher outside of ourselves who knows more than us. Those who practice the Rocket are guided by a more trustworthy source within.


Steve Pyka, a direct student of Larry Schultz, the creator of Rocket Yoga, opened AstaYoga with Rene Henley in 2009 as a place where people could find a genuine sense of strength, peace and community. Together, they have over 20 years of experience teaching and have trained hundreds of people (including Adrian, Lauren, Erin, Shannon, Lany and April!) who are practicing and sharing the Rocket all over the world.


The training costs $995, but nobody pays that because they sign up early for $795. You can reserve a space in the training for $300, with the balance due before the early bird deadline. Early bird pricing is available through 1/1. When paying in cash or check, early bird pricing is extended to 2/1. Payment includes training, and all materials distributed in training.

Sign up HERE.


Spring 2018 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training

The Yoga Dojo’s 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training is a 200-hour level program certified through Yoga Alliance. All students will be able to register with Yoga Alliance for the RYT-200 designation upon completion of the program. Students with existing RYT status with Yoga Alliance will be able to use the training for CEUs. Required areas of study include, but are not limited to:  Teaching Methodology, Anatomy & Physiology, Yoga Philosophy, Techniques Training, and Practicum.   

Although, this particular training reflects the practices, principles, and philosophy of Rocket Yoga, it does not certify you as a Rocket Yoga instructor.  You will need to complete an additional 50-hour training through an It’s Yoga International certified program in order to be a Certified Rocket Instructor. We will have this training available following 200-hour TT completion. 


The Yoga Dojo TT will begin on Friday, March 23, 2018 and run through June 24, 2018 on a Friday to Sunday format.  There will be four weekends throughout the training that we will not meet (3/30, 5/11, 5/25, and 6/15 weekends).

Training Times *Note: Class times are subject to change.  Students will be informed in advance of any changes to schedule.:  

Fridays:  5:30-9:30pm

Saturdays:  12:00-7:00pm

Sundays:  10:00am-5:00pm

Training staff:

Adrian McCavitt, E-RYT 200, YACEP, Lead Trainer

Lauren Davis, E-RYT 200, YACEP, Lead Trainer, Program Director

Mackenzie Cherry, E-RYT 200, Assists and Adjustments guest lecturer

Miranda Young, Anatomy for Yoga Instructors guest lecturer

Gabriella Eljaiek, RYT-200, RPYT, Yoga for Pregnancy guest lecturer

Lynn Crounse, RYT-200, Herbalism and Ayurveda guest lecturer

Payment Options:

**$250 Non-Refundable Deposit due with application.  This fee will be deducted from your final tuition payment.

Early Bird Option: $2900. Payment is due in full by 2/1.

Standard Option: $3250. Payment is due in full by 3/23.

Payment Plan two-payment option: Two equal $1700 payments. Initial payment due by 3/23, second payment due 5/1.

Payment Plan four-payment option: Four equal payments of $875. Initial payment due by 3/23, following payments will be deducted on 4/15, 5/15, and 6/15.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:  

Deposit cannot be refunded for any reason. Tuition refunds will be possible until training commences.  All refunds after this date will not be allowed.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must be 18 years of age. Each applicant must submit a completed application with a $250 non-refundable application fee. Entrance into program will be at the discretion of TYD program directors.  TYD has the right to deny entry into the program to unqualified candidates. All applicants should have a regular yoga practice and be in overall good health, so that they are able to perform all techniques and trainings.

Please email for more information or an application.  We do hope you choose to take this life changing leap with us.  Namaste.