We have Moved! Opal Yoga is now at 218 W. Market St.

This collaboration between longtime colleagues and seasoned teachers, Karen Thomas and Liz Reynolds offers a unique training, combining fundamental yogic concepts and traditional asana with modern, creative, playful approaches to understanding and teaching yoga. Our vinyasa training aims to especially equip you with a thorough understanding of practicing and teaching asana within the context of sound physical principles of movement while remaining true to fundamental yogic concepts.

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Early Morning Yoga is back!

Opal Espresso Hour is back on the schedule from 7:15-8:20am Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Opal’s newest 500 hour YA certified teacher, Chris Peterson will get your day started with an invigorating flow followed by some deeply grounded floor work to help you find clarity and balance that will serve you throughout your busy day. Before you go out to sit in traffic, tackle those looming deadlines or face those angsty co-workers, stop by Opal for Espresso Hour for vinyasa flow your future self will thank you for.

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(Hinduism) devotional singing, usually accompanied by musical instruments
Word Origin
from Sanskrit kīrtanam praise, eulogyKirta
Warning: Modern devotional music with the The Ascendants +bhakti incantations may yield a state of bliss not experienced before!

The Ascendants are on a quest to bring their special style of Soul Kirtan and devotional music to all! Shankari Christina Bowmaster, Gabe Gavin, and Jim Gagnon are The Ascendants

Sat Jan 13

suggested donation $12
pay what you can at the door
Family Friendly

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We were so honored to host Shankari Christina Bowmaster and her Kirtan trio The Ascendants this weekend! Meditation through devotional song and such a loving sense of community; What the world needs more of. #blessed #kirtan #cville #cvilleyoga ...

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Our trainees got an amazing surprise this weekend when lululemon Charlottesville came to deliver brand new yoga mats! How lucky are they?? Thank you so much to the Lulu team for such a generous and meaningful gift! #200houryogateachertraining ...

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Arrival Info

Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in and set up your mat.
We have mats and towels available for you to borrow.

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


Opal Yoga students may use Posture spots for our 7:15am classes, 7:15pm classes, and during our classes Sat + Sunday. The Artful Lodger spots may be used for the 7:15am, 7:15pm and during our classes on Sunday. For noon classes & 5:30pm classes, please park on the street. FYI, Hill and Wood Funeral Home allows people to park in their lot when there are not signs up.