We’re open!  Heal Yoga is a membership-based studio offering group yoga classes, private sessions, and wellness retreats. Become a member today and join a community of health, hope, and healing.


Heal Yoga is a welcoming and inclusive studio located in the beautiful community of Terrace, British Columbia. Whether you’re completely new to yoga classes or an experienced practitioner, we invite you to join our membership.  Under the expert guidance of Dr. Virginia Russell, you’ll receive instruction in various yoga styles.  We’ll focus on joints and ligaments, toning muscles, and developing the core, all while in our peaceful, infrared-heated studio.  Here’s what you can expect when you join Heal Yoga:

  • Yoga Classes For All.  We offer yoga classes and programs for people of all abilities and body types.  From seniors to young people to those with injuries or challenging health conditions, we work to personalize your practice and make you feel welcome.
  • Love and Acceptance.  We believe that yoga can be a means to improving physical health, mental balance, and overall harmony. We integrate neuroscience, trauma-theory, and yoga techniques to help you create meaningful change.
  • Individualized Attention.  We are a members-only yoga studio with small class sizes.  This allows our instructors to get to know you personally and tailor each yoga class in a way that suits your skills and abilities while helping you grow.

About Dr. Virginia Russell

For more than two decades, Virginia Russell has been a regular practitioner of yoga.  She began Heal Yoga in South Africa after completing 200 hours of Hatha training at Jivananda Yoga Shala in Durban, South Africa and becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher. 

Dr. Virginia Russell is also a Certified Reiki Practitioner and a trained volunteer group facilitator with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Hospice Society.  In 2020, Dr. Russell returned to Canada and brought Heal Yoga with her to Terrace, British Columbia.  To learn more about Virginia and Heal Yoga, visit our About Us page.

I like the way Virginia accepts everyone for themselves, including their abilities, size, and age. She's always willing to offer or demonstrate variations of poses or stretches if needed while encouraging each person to do what is available to them. Her enthusiasm is contagious. Thank you, Virginia!