Richmond Nonprofits Unite to Launch Affordable Neighborhood Yoga Class

Graphic shows Anthony in black and white meditating while seated. Photo in the lower left shows people surrounding the NRC Marquee with text that says "Welcome Project Yoga Richmond." Text relevant to the class is listed in the body of the rest of the blog post.


Richmond Nonprofits Unite to Launch Affordable Neighborhood Yoga Class

Richmond, VA – Two nonprofits have joined together to launch a weekly community yoga class in the Fulton Hill neighborhood. The purpose is to provide neighborhood residents with an approachable and affordable opportunity to center themselves, stretch, and build physical and mental resilience through yoga. 

Project Yoga Richmond and Neighborhood Resource Center will facilitate a new class that’s appropriate for everyone, whether or not they’ve practiced yoga in the past. PYR Ambassador and class instructor Anthony Johnson will offer modifications for each pose so everyone can challenge themselves (or not!) uniquely. This class includes both standing and floor poses.

The organizations joined together to respond to the tremendous need for community healing in the Greater Fulton neighborhood, a once flourishing neighborhood which, due to more than 50 years of divestment, is the only neighborhood in Richmond without a public school, public library, bank, grocery store, pharmacy, or post office. 

This yoga class was designed to increase access to yoga and mindfulness practice, expanding access to health and wellness resources for Greater Fulton residents. 

“At NRC Fulton, our motto is ‘we are all connected’ and a lot of work is spent in harm reduction for the community members that we support,” says Executive Director Breanne Armbrust. “We know firsthand the transformational impact that regular yoga practice can have on individuals that need some extra help navigating trauma and chronic illnesses. We are so fortunate to be able to partner with PYR to provide direct access to yoga to our Greater Fulton neighbors.”

Class details:

  • Every Wednesday, beginning April 6 from 6-7 pm
  • Located at Neighborhood Resource Center in Greater Fulton (1519 Williamsburg Road Richmond, VA 23231)
  • Open to everyone
  • Masks required indoors
  • Mats for loan, bring your own if you have one
  • Register at

Project Yoga Richmond believes that yoga has the transformational power to heal and strengthen individuals and in turn, whole communities. Neighborhood Resource Center believes that we are all connected and that every human being has skills, talents, and dreams.

The PYR-NRC Fulton partnership envisions a world where all people have access to the resources they need to thrive, including practices aimed at protecting mental health, healing from trauma, and connecting with others.

Project Yoga Richmond’s scholarship opportunities make it possible for more neighbors to attend. Visit to find an application for class scholarships.



Project Yoga Richmond envisions a future in which anyone, anywhere, has the ability and the opportunity to tap into the power of yoga, thus transforming lives, communities, and – ultimately – the world. By striving to make yoga and mindfulness practices accessible to our own communities, Project Yoga Richmond will create a stronger, healthier world. 


The Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton’s mission is to build relationships, share resources, and develop skills to enhance the lives of people living in Greater Fulton in three  key programs: education, nutrition, and community organizing.