What Members Say

Heal Yoga has built a reputation for a welcoming style of teaching that embraces our members where they are and gently helps them grow in wellness.  Whether you’re brand new to yoga or an experienced practitioner that has attended multiple studios, we welcome you with love and acceptance and invite you to include us in your journey.

As a beginner student, yoga classes can often be intimidating but Virginia has the ability to make you feel safe, no matter where you are in your practice. She put me at ease as soon as I walked into the room. The way she teaches is clear and easy to follow and her classes provide a great combination of respect and spirituality. Virginia's classes have helped me love my body even more. I feel like she truly cares about my well-being and this comes through in her teaching style. Thank you Virginia!

Megan G.

Under the South African sun and in the full beach view we had some of the best yoga sessions we had in a long time. Most inspirational and breath taking. Loved every minute with Dr. Virginia.

After giving my body a few years to seize up I painfully rolled out of bed at 5 am (UGH) one day and under cover of darkness nervously headed to a 6 am yoga class. I am very grateful to have been welcomed into Terrace's yoga community by Virginia's open, warm welcome that morning. Within a couple of months I was waking up to the realization that I was feeling stronger and more flexible in body as well as in mind. Joint pain was next to none! Virginia imbues her classes with a sense of warmth and safety while tailing the levels to everyone's needs. She challenges us to advance without pushing, but it is very evidently backed by a wealth of knowledge. I definitely look forward to advancing my practice at Heal Yoga in the future!

Dagny O.

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!


Dr. Virginia Russell's yoga philosophy and teachings are truly healing in many ways. Whether you enjoy group yoga or private lessons or both you will find Virginia's teachings extraordinary. Virginia's group classes are amazing and her private lessons are wonderfully tailored to your needs. You will see improvements in yourself physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Thank you Virginia for all you do.

Kathy J.