SOCOYO • Southern Comfort Yoga
About Us

We believe in living a life full of joy and gratitude. These feelings inform and guide our teaching and practice, which is focused on helping our students better connect with themselves and with their surroundings. It's not all about touching your toes, it's about what you learn on the way down.


The practice of Yoga is about, stilling our fidgety bodies and calming our fluctuating minds so we may rest quietly in the present moment, and see clearly the peace that resides within.

We offer group yoga classes and private yoga sessions in Richmond, VA.


SoCoYo’s Southern Comfort style yoga class feels like you’re home for Sunday dinner with all the fixins. SoCo infuses each class with yoga philosophy and anatomy to help you mindfully apply it on and off your mat, providing you the tools to live your yoga to the fullest. It’s deliberate movement with the breath, quieting the mind, engaging thought and muscles to achieve a blissful state.



Alec Abbott and Stacy Abbott, not just your SoCoYo Teachers, but partners in life. 

Alec Abbott teaches yoga classes in Richmond, VA
Alec Abbott

ERYT500 Certified Yoga Instructor

My yoga journey began in 2005, I wanted to relieve soreness in my low back. With patience and practice, I found relief through yoga and as an added bonus, an improved golf swing! My improved mobility inspired me to teach yoga for golfers classes. I share the gift of yoga, because in addition to the physical benefits, what I also received was a new outlook on life, more attunement to the breath, and the inner calmness that comes through a sustained practice.

Stacy Abbott teaches yoga and gong meditation classes in Richmond, VA
Stacy Abbott

RYT200 Certified Yoga Instructor

My first experience with yoga was in a gym setting over 10 years ago. Even so, I'm actually late to the yoga teacher party in my family. Both my son Bryce, his wife Stefanie, as well as my husband Alec, aka SoCo, have been yoga teachers for several years! Yoga has taken many shapes in my life, beginning with asana's, the physical practice, and most recently the philosophy and practice of the guiding principles of yoga, to live my yoga off the mat. I invite you to step on your mat with me and see what takes shape.

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Alec & Stacy Abbott • Richmond VA • • 804-8SOCOYO