since its move to carytown in 2000, this woman-owned and operated studio has developed a full schedule of classes in a range of yoga styles for all levels of students; a nationally-recognized teacher training program offering advanced study with internationally-known instructors; and has come to be recognized as an important community resource in richmond and central virginia.
lynn brooke and anne battle, along with pam mcgeorge and joann bibb, co-founded yoga source in a small studio at st. stephen’s church in 1998. from those modest beginnings, increased demand for more yoga classes inspired the founders to move the studio in 2000 to a larger, more accessible location: two second-floor studios in the cary court shopping center, in the heart of carytown. by 2002, construction had begun on a third studio space within the suite, and yoga source’s programs had expanded to include a nine-month certification program for aspiring yoga instructors.
in june 2007, lynn and anne "passed the torch" to then instructors and managers, myra dionisio and tia platte. involved with the studio in every way imaginable for over 10 years, myra and tia continue the work began by those four women. in addition to daily operations, personnel and studio management, myra and tia also instruct weekly public yoga classes, lead workshops, and contribute to teacher training programs offered each year.