Brave Vira Yoga offers live online classes, sells gear to-go, encourages home practice

Kelsie Cabrera opened Brave Vira Yoga in September 2018. On March 19, she temporarily closed the studio until further notice, but the studio continues to offer classes online. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kelsie Cabrera opened Brave Vira Yoga in September 2018. On March 19, she temporarily closed the studio until further notice, but the studio continues to offer classes online. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Kelsie Cabrera opened Brave Vira Yoga in September 2018. On March 19, she temporarily closed the studio until further notice, but the studio continues to offer classes online. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Brave Vira Yoga is using Facebook's story feature to post images of the products they have available for purchase. (Screenshot courtesy Brave Vira Yoga)
As concerns regarding the coronavirus grew over the past few weeks, Brave Vira Yoga owner Kelsie Cabrera said she first quit doing hands-on assists, and then removed all props from practices. On March 19, she closed her studio on the Georgetown Square and switched to virtual classes.

Free classes are available Monday-Friday on Facebook Live until the end of March. Recordings of the video stay posted on the Brave Vira Facebook page for 24 hours.

After April 1, the studio will begin to offer additional online classes for a small fee, Cabrera said.

The studio also began offering curbside retail March 23. Patrons can call or directly message the studio to order any gear they need for a home practice, including mats, blocks, straps, apparel and more. Products available are being posted on the studio’s story feature on Facebook, with price and size information included.

“We’ll process your payment and get everything ready up for you to pick up at the door, ensuring minimal contact,” Cabrera said in a Facebook post. “Quantities are limited to what we currently have in stock, so don’t miss out.”


Pickup hours are by appointment only, and free kombucha with a purchase is offered through March 31 or while supplies last.

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Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019.


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