The Shala is rooted in four core values: Healing, Learning, Community and Inspiration. Being firmly established in these core values allows us to cultivate a sacred space accessible for everyone to nurture their practice at any point in their yoga journey. We welcome practitioners of all ages and physical ability.
Anyone can learn Ashtanga; the practice begins with breath.
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. Our teaching approach to the practice 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
We value the teachings that have been passed down from the strong lineage of teachers in the Ashtanga method, both in Mysore, India and Vancouver, Canada. The pursuit of deepening our study and curiosity for the practice is supported by annual trips to study under the guidance of Sharath Jois and continuous sharing of knowledge with Fiona Stang (KPJAYI/SYC Authorized Level II)
Never underestimate the empowering
effect of human connection...---Drishti Bablani
When we feel supported in our pursuit for health, healing and joy it can give rise to incredible things. We are dedicated to providing a safe space for each individual to have the opportunity to learn, exchange, and feel inspired from one another.
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 our Shala all practitioners, of any level, 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.