ASHTANGA YOGA VANCOUVER ISLAND
As per the latest provincial PHO update provided on May 25th 2021, indoor low intensity group exercise are permitted (ie. Yoga). Low intensity group exercise does not cause a sustained and accelerated rate of breathing.
Virtual Livestream classes (PST) will occur simultaneously
with in-person group classes.
New practitioners are welcome!
Please send a message in advance to register your practice time.
The practice and its ability to be a powerful healing tool takes time and patience---Sharmila Desai
The Ashtanga practice has the ability to be a powerful healing tool for both the mind and body. The teaching approach at the Shala is focused on different aspects of healing so each individual can build and experience a yoga practice that is sustainable to meet their needs in each chapter of life as well as in their journey with the practice.
Teachers have three loves: the love of learning, the love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together---Scott Hayden
The Shala honours the lineage and teachings rooted in Mysore, India and Vancouver, Canada. My pursuits to deepen my study and satisfy my curiosity for the practice is never ending. Both are supported by annual trips to India and by continually sharing knowledge with Fiona Stang (KPJAYI/SYC Authorized Level II). The teachings offered at the Shala are influenced by both tradition and by the evolution of the practice.
Never underestimate the empoweringeffect of human connection...---Drishti Bablani
When we feel supported in our pursuit for health, healing and joy it can give rise to incredible things. I am dedicated to providing a safe space for each individual to have the opportunity to learn, exchange, and feel inspired from one another. All cultures and life experiences are welcomed here.
All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today---Ancient Proverb
Every individual has their own unique yoga journey and at the Shala all practitioners, of any level and at any stage in life, are always welcomed. When we are able to show up consistently and meet ourselves on our mat we are nurturing seeds of awareness and possibility. When we are able to be the change we aspire to be we inevitably inspire others along the way.
I would like to acknowledge that we are on the unceded traditional territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. I am grateful to the Lkwungen (Songhees) and Kwsepsum (Esquimalt) Nations for sharing their land with our growing yoga community.