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!

Opal Yoga 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
with Karen Thomas

Whether you are a student seeking to become a teacher, a yoga teacher looking to discover new and effective teaching methods, or an inquisitive student desiring a more sophisticated understanding of yoga philosophy and informed personal practice, 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. 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.

While fulfilling all of the Yoga Alliance requirements for a 200 hour RYT certification, you will learn and practice:

-Traditional Yoga Philosophy + Meditation Techniques + Yogic Breathing Techniques
-Anatomy and safe principles of movement and physical alignment
-Adjustments + modifications for different body frames, common physical issues & limitations
-Practical Teaching Skills- how to use your voice and words for effective cueing
-Sequencing + Methodology
-Business of Yoga- learn to market and promote yourself as a yoga teacher
-Modules on Yin, Restorative Yoga and other niche styles of yoga the benefits of each

Most importantly, this training will prepare you to TEACH yoga confidently and intelligently! Practice teaching and constructive criticism will be priorities throughout the course of the training, as will supporting your intentions for enrolling.

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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!


4 days ago

Opal Yoga

Karen Thomas will be teaching a vinyasa yoga at the Graduate Charlottesville this Sunday, 9/23 from 9:30-10:30am✨use the link: for tix ($18) Stick around after class for a complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary 👁 you there🙌🏽 ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Opal Yoga

We’re psyched to host Tucker Shelton this December 7-9 for a #yin immersion #yogateachertraining follow the link in our bio for more deets and to register; you’ll be eligible for 15 yoga alliance ceu’s upon completion of the training💥 ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Opal Yoga

We’re sorry to disappoint y’all but Kofi Doffour had to cancel his 7:30pm class tonight🙁 He’ll be back in action next Thursday💥 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Opal Yoga

#yogis bringing the bhav to Garcia’s Forest w Opal Yoga ✨Big 💗 and gratitude to the the LOCKN' Festival for another amazing weekend 🙏🏼🤟🏽#vinyasayoga #festivalyoga ... See MoreSee Less

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