The Shala offers the opportunity to anyone who is interested to take study and practice with a growing family (sangha). We have a beautiful intimate community that practices together to discover and embrace our health and well-being. In addition, the shala offers therapeutic yoga practices for sports conditioning, rehabilitation from injury, surgery, special medication conditions such as cancer, parkinsons, fibromyalgia, diabetes to name a few, blood pressure, stress, anxiety, cholesterol, weight loss, weight management, memory, mental clarity, focus, mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being through the practice of yoga, breath, meditation and mindful lifestyle.
Yoga is for everyone. We welcome all levels of practice and all walks of life to come celebrate the gifts of this humbling yoga practice.
We offer the rich tradition of the practice beginning with Mysore, a self-independent practice which derives its name from the city in India. The practice of Ashtanga Yoga emphasizes synchronizing the whole body and mind with the power of our breath (pranayama) with the movement of postures (asana) gracefully flowing into a moving meditation within a series of postures sequenced holistically to cleanse, detox, purify and heal our whole body, mind and spirit to healthy living.
Shala Santosha Ashtanga Yoga is dedicated to the traditional teachings of Ashtanga practice through history, lineage and traditions as taught by many great teachers. We honor and deeply respect the teachings of Pattabhi Jois, Manju Jois, Sharath Jois, Saraswati Jois, Nancy Gilgoff and David Williams, David Swenson, Tim Miller and many other senior teachers continuing its richness and true teachings of the practice.
Every day is a new day, and a new beginning for each of us. Whatever today brings embrace, nurture and cultivate it with honor, respect and love. Allow yourself the opportunity to create a habit of a healthy mind and body. Yoga brings us to face all visitors that enter our daily life. There is beauty and goodness in every being.
Lokaa Samasta Sukino Bhavantu, Ohm Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, Namaste.