Word Yoga is the home of the Yoga/Pilates Studio in Strasburg Va. We are located a lovely town in the Shenandoah Valley. It is an area filled with beauty, history, kind neighbors, music, wine, and charm. The studio is located in our 1930,s Arts and Crafts style home, which adds to the cozy feel of your experience. Our Yoga is a blend of various styles from Vini and Shiva Ray to Hatha and Kundalini. Emphasis is placed on body mechanics, structure, correct alignment, functional movement, and utilizing yoga anatomy. Each class is unique and taught to the students needs. No two class are alike. Class size is small. Our flow is slow and purposeful, based on ability. Gioia Pharo (pronounced Joy-ah) emphasizes form and stretch, strength and mobility, relaxation and mindfulness. We mix pilates with yoga and yoga with pilates. Your class experiences will be unique each visit, always geared towards what you need.
Gioia Pharo is also an experienced Massage Therapist and Reiki Master as well as Fitness Instructor and in personal training utilizes her training as a Ballerina, with Yoga & Pilates. Gioia's massage technique is integrated, firm Swedish, intuitive touch, acupressure, sports massage, and Reiki. PT are 1/2 hour sessions - for clients that need one on one attention. Appointments for these services are in the afternoon between 11am and 4pm.
See our schedule - note that any class with AnyTime Fitness is in Woodstock. Check out our fair and affordable rates.
Peace and Serenity to all Gioia-Pharo
Notices : We are on vacation from May 25 - May 31 ..... Happy Holidays ..... Anytime Fit classes are canceled May 27 & 28 & 30 (Fri - Sat - Mon)
Directions to the studio : We are located in the old town of Strasburg, VA. at the main intersection of Kings street and South Massanutten St. We are 3 structures in from the main intersection on the left ..... a low sign sits next to our driveway that reads "Yoga/Pilates Studio" ..... Parking is on the street
From Woodstock - Take 81 North towards Winchester - Take the first Strasburg exit - go about 2 miles to stop sign - turn right - go through the stop light - we are the 3rd structure on the Left.
From Winchester - take 81 south towards Woodstock / Roanoke - take the first 81 exit - go about 2 miles & go through 2 stop lights - after the 2nd stop light - we are the 3rd structure on the Left.
From Front Royal - take 66 west towards Woodstock / Roanoke - rear left at the split on 66 south - go about 1 mile & take the first Strasburg exit - take a left of the exit - go about 2 miles through 2 stop lights - after the 2nd stop light - we are the 3rd structure on the left.
Summer Workshops : book though Shenandoah Parks & Recreation 540-459-8040 Advanced Reiki & Massage Techniques ...... July 30 from 2:30 - 5:30 ...... $75 Words Have Power ...... August 20 from 2:30 to 5 ..... $65 Aura Energy Fields ....... August 27 from 2:30 to 5 ......... $65 Reiki & Yoga Camp for Kids ..... Aug 8 - 11 ....... $125
You may find me on Youtube at "Gioia Pharo" ...... on Facebook "Gioia-Pharo Gioia" and "The Yoga/Pilates Studio" .....
Our Studio Closes for Major Holidays .... they are as follows Easter week - for several days Memorial Day weekend - for several days The Fourth of July - for a few days Shenandoah Yard Crawl Saturday Weekend - Saturday Labor Day Weekend - for several days Halloween day - one day Thanksgiving - for several days Christmas & New Years - for 2 weeks
Inclement weather policy for snow and ice .... When the Shenandoah Schools close for snow and ice so do we ..... as we would rather you stay home safe and warm