You may have heard the word on
the street and now it’s official!

OPAL YOGA has relocated to the

M3 complex in the IX building!

We have relocated to the M3 complex in the IX building! 949 2nd St. SE Charlottesville, Va 22902

Here’s how to find us at IX: From the Brazos side of the building, follow  Opal & M3 signs down the corridor under the sculpture of the upside down guy on the roof. Go through the glass doors, behold the lovely fountain; we’re the first biz on the left! This move is truly exciting! Students will have access to a host of amenities in the M3 complex including a proper lobby, plenty of parking and seriously awesome showers!

We hope to see you in the new space soon!

with Karen Thomas and Kyung Lee

A merging of two ancient healing practices, yoga and acupuncture!
An invigorating vinyasa yoga practice to release stress and encourage energy flow in your body, followed by a 30 minute extended savasana with community style acupuncture. The acupuncture points will focus on stress management, detoxification and immune support. This combination of yoga and acupuncture will foster a state of deep rest and restoration, giving your body and mind space to heal.
This event is limited to 10 people.

Wed, Nov 14. 6-8pm


Opal Yoga 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
with Karen Thomas

Learn the fundamentals of yoga philosophy and teaching methodology (with a focus on vinyasa yoga) with Karen Thomas, E-RYT 200, YACEP and special guests in this Yoga Alliance approved training over ten weekends, between Jan 4, 2019-April 21, 2019. Whether you are a student seeking to become a teacher, a yoga teacher looking for inspired and effective teaching methods or an inquisitive student desiring a more sophisticated understanding of yoga, this teacher training program will guide and support you on your journey. A unique training combining fundamental yogic concepts and traditional asana with modern, creative, playful approaches to understanding and teaching yoga. This vinyasa focused training aims to especially equip you with a thorough understanding of yoga poses within the context of sound physical principles of movement while remaining true to fundamental yogic concepts and Yoga Alliance requirements. 

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Yin Immersion
with Tucker Shelton

This weekend course is an immersive dive into the world of Yin yoga as taught by Tucker Shelton, M.A., E-RYT 500, YACEP, KYM 100. Tucker’s Yin classes blend traditional Yin with Restorative Yoga, Myofascial Release, guided meditation, Chakra theory, Thai Yoga Massage, and more. This training will give attendees a deep understanding of Tucker’s approach to teaching Yin, making ethical and juicy adjustments, guiding meditations, and leading breath work. It will provide those who wish to teach Yin and Restorative yoga with everything they need to get started on strong footing. An incredibly nourishing experience for all, this weekend is also just a great way to spoil yourself and spend time with Tucker while bonding with other Yin enthusiasts.

December 7-9, 2018.

$250 register by Oct 15 and $300 after Oct 15

Registrants in full training will receive 14 YA CEU’s

4 masterclasses are open to the public even if you don’t enroll in the training. Each class is $20 or $75 for all 4 classes.
People can register for those classes through the regular class schedule on mind body.

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300 Hour Teacher Training
with Peach Friedman & Noah Mazé

YOGAMAZÉ 300 hour teacher trainings unlock and unleash your teaching potential. We provide tools to increase your efficacy and potency in the classroom and beyond. We systematically and exponentially increase your teaching knowledge and expertise. We build upon foundational competencies, and introduce new techniques to improve the quality and authenticity of your unique voice, position and perspective. You will learn self-empowerment strategies to better help yourself over time on your distinct yoga journey.

This training consists of 6 five-day modules. In between onsite weeks we utilize online classrooms to apply and integrate the learning. Students may miss a module if necessary. We can accommodate make up modules for up to one year after the training ends.

Module 1: November 5-9, 2018
Module 2: January 14-18, 2019
Module 3: March 11-15, 2019
Module 4: May 20-24, 2019
Module 5: July 15-19, 2019
Module 6: September 9-13, 2019

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New to Opal?

Wondering which class to take?
Click on classes in the schedule below for descriptions. Still not sure?
Shoot us an email at; we will be happy to advise you.


Arrival Info

Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in and set up your mat.
Mats and towels are available for you to borrow.  Our studio offers a spacious comfy lobby, plenty of cubby space for your belongings, wonderful showers and a generous amount of parking spaces!


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