Founder, Kimberly Archibald Russell, MBA, Advanced Teacher of Yoga Therapy, E-RYT 500, CKYT 200, YACEP  (Dale McDonald Photography)

Founder, Kimberly Archibald Russell, MBA, Advanced Teacher of Yoga Therapy, E-RYT 500, CKYT 200, YACEP

(Dale McDonald Photography)


MY VILLAGE YOGA (MVY) was founded on the idea that the benefits of yoga should be shared with everyone throughout the Cleveland community, regardless of age, body type, race, religion, or fitness level.

A certified  yoga instructor since 2014, MY VILLAGE YOGA’s Founder, Kimberly Archibald Russell, began practicing prenatal yoga  in 2000.  As principal yoga instructor, Kimberly specializes in adapting yoga poses and sequences to provide an enjoyable and beneficial experience for men, women and children of any body type, age or flexibility level.

MY VILLAGE YOGA focuses on the primary benefits of regular yoga practice including improved overall health, increased strength, flexibility and balance throughout the life cycle.

In the early years of her yoga practice, Kimberly rarely saw people of color at the studios around Cleveland.   It was then that her dream was born, to teach yoga in her Cleveland neighborhood. That dream is now a reality.  

MY VILLAGE YOGA offers 5 FREE KARMA classes weekly: 

  • 10:30am Mondays-St. Philip Neri Family Center (Chair)

  • 6:00pm Tuesdays&Thursdays Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center (All Levels)

  • 10:30am Saturdays-Rice Library branch (All Levels) taught by Vonita Burke

  • 12:30pm Saturdays-PNC Fairfax Connection (Beginner)

As Kimberly introduces yoga to new populations, she reiterates that yoga isn’t just about the poses.  Your yoga experience will be unique to your body and your life experiences.


MY VILLAGE YOGA has worked with the following Cleveland agencies:

  • Antioch Baptist Church, Family Health & Wellness, Angela Vannoy, Wellness Chair

  • RTA Health Fairs, Rhonda Branche, Benefits Manager

  • Lexington Bell Community Center, LuAnne Peters, Director

  • Shaker Blvd Day Care, Sharita Perry, Teacher

  • CEOGC, Gayle Powell, Teacher

  • Making A Difference, Angela Flowers, Founder

  • MOTTEP High School Program/Cleveland Dialysis Centers, Linda Kimble, Director

  • CMSD/ZenWorks Yoga, Sonya Patel, Founder

  • Garden Valley Neighborhood House, Janice Ridgeway, Program Director

  • NEON Health Services Inc., Cynthia Berry Penny, Employee Wellness Coordinator

  • Cleveland Public Library, Martin Luther King, Jr. branch, Toni Parks, Manager

  • Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, Cheryl Vance Thomas, Women's Ministry Chair

  • Cleveland Foundation, Jaelen Hollinger, Human Resources

  • St. Philip Neri Family Center, Autumn Winfield, Director of Operations

  • McGregor Home, Kisha Flonnory, Activities Director

  • Black Child Development Institute, Gloria Blevins, Cleveland Chapter President

  • Birthing Beautiful Communities, Ti’Jai Monroe, Program Coordinator

  • Women In Transition, Program at Cuyahoga Community College, Kendra Willis, Program Administrator

  • Black Diamonds Cleveland, Linda Lanier, Conference Chair

  • Greater Cleveland MomsFirst, Natalie Clark, Employee Wellness

  • Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Molly DeBrosse, Client Services and Community Manager

  • University Settlement, Allison Woods, Adult Wellness Program Manager

MY VILLAGE YOGA has offered FREE programs since 2014 at the following locations:

  • PNC Fairfax Connection, 8220 Carnegie Ave., Felecia Davis, Program Director

  • Thurgood Marshall Rec Ctr, 8611 Hough Ave., David Washington, Center Manager