Yoga is a journey.... a journey inward towards deeper awareness. Yoga is green. It's saving the planet, it's sustainable and it's environmental --- and through yoga we learn that the ecosystem which hangs in a balance is us... and every way in which we relate to each other and to the world.
What are some of the benefits of yoga?
With regular practice, yoga de-ages us by helping us to re-map habitual mind/body patterns. We develop tools to lengthen muscles, use our core and develop focus. One of the fundamental goals of yoga is to learn to quiet our minds.
What is Ashtanga Yoga?
It is a method of yoga where students spend time, sometimes years, learning "The Primary Series", posture by posture and section by section, as they are ready both physically and mentally. Ashtanga yoga requires discipline and self-responsibility... and a good, strong sense of humor.
What is the Yoga Shala?
We are a yoga school located in Spokane, WA. We teach traditional Ashtanga classes and contemporary Vinyasa style classes. We have been open for almost a decade teaching weekly classes and bringing guest teachers from all over the world to teach workshops and expand our experience. As a school our mission is to promote health, vitality and well-being in our community.
Our Fogi's class which we started 2 years ago for a private group of men has evolved into an on-going class that is welcoming to all. Our beginner level class meets on Mondays at 5:15pm and the intermediate group meets on Tuesdays at 4:30pm.
Shelley Enlow is a veteren teacher and an advanced practitioner. This beautiful video was shot during her Saturday morning Led Primary Class.
Heck yeah! Save the date! February 27 - March 3rd, 2014 Eddie Stern is coming to the Shala! Okay, I admit I'm a little start-struck here, and I talk about him -- Eddie -- like he and I are buds, its just that Eddie Stern is awesome! I love how he is so down-to-earth and hard core at the same time. Info will be coming about his workshop soon!
Another exciting piece of news! Chris Conn, an authorized Ashtangi from Scottland will be teaching here in May! More on that soon but for now enjoy this slideshow of pictures of his practice.