The Shala is a sacred space that is welcome to everyone at any point in their yoga journey. The space embraces both individuals and families from all cultures and is dedicated to ensuring the Ashtanga practice is accessible to communities of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
The name Sudanti comes from the Sanskrit word meaning elephant of the Northwest. Elephants are symbolic across all cultures and are known for their patience, wisdom, and strength both in the mind and body. The Shala is located in the Pacific Northwest of Canada and embodies all the characteristics of this majestic creature.
We would like to acknowledge that we are on the unceded traditional territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. We are grateful to the Lkwungen (Songhees) and Kwsepsum (Esquimalt) Nations for sharing their land with our growing yoga community.
We are located in Hillside-Quadra village and is easily accessible by public transit, bicycle, or car. The Shala is within short walking distance from neighbourhoods such as Quadra, Oaklands and Fernwood. Free parking is located behind the building (entrance off of Wark Street). A bicycle rack undercover is also available behind the building, at the rear entrance.
You can enter from the front lower level building entrance or rear/parking entrance. We are located on the 2nd floor, accessible by elevator or rear stairwell.