Yoga Classes

 Yin Yoga & Malas

Come experience this beautiful Class

Yin Yoga & Malas a way to naturally quiet your mind.

Gain inner strength.

Become more balanced, centered and self confident in your unique yoga practice and everyday life.

You might have seen the beautiful beads on students and instructors, but what are malas and their significance to your yoga practice.

Mala is Sanskrit for Garland ~ A mala is a garland of 108 beads or seeds used for prayer and meditation. The number, 108, is considered an auspicious number for many reasons, one being:

1 stands for higher truth, 0 stands for emptiness or completeness in spiritual practice, and 8 stands for infinity or eternity.

The 108 beads or seeds that create the mala provide 108 opportunities to recite a prayer, chant, or intention. By following the garland with fingertips, one is able to complete the 108 prayers without the need to open the eyes or count aloud. In addition to the 108 beads/seeds, there is a guru bead that indicates that you’ve completed your 108 chants and reminds you to offer up gratitude to the inner teacher that resides inside of you.

Yin Yoga is a gentle, quiet, and meditative practice that teaches us to slow down, relax, really listen and accept ourselves just as we are. All poses are done on the floor so that the muscles can relax and allow the deep connective tissues surrounding the hips, thighs, and lower back to be gently stretched.

With more passive postures, yin is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone. Yin offers a much deeper access to the body. It is not uncommon to see postures held for three to five minutes. Many find immediate benefits like more open hips, elongation of the spine, a more relaxed body and a centered mind.

Combining the two is a gentle yet very powerful practice

Yin Yoga & Malas a way to naturally quiet your mind.

I have Mala Beads to use or of course you can bring your own.

Investment $12

  Yoga for Beginners

Never practiced yoga? If you want a gentle way to learn more about yoga, this class is for you!

Have you looked at too many pictures of people in complicated poses and you think: “that’s not for me!” I am here to tell you EveryBody can do yoga.

Yoga can seem intimidating and finding the right class can be confusing. In this Beginners Class we will have 15 minutes of questions, anything you wanted to know about yoga. Come to learn, play, and maybe even break a sweat in a supportive environment. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes; you just have to be willing to try. This class will teach you the basics of breathing and postures.

• We will enjoy gentle stretches and traditional yoga poses. Everyone is encouraged to practice within their own abilities and explore the benefits of a yoga practice in your life.

Investment $12

Kids Yoga & Adult Teepee Time

Kids Yoga and Adult Buddhaville Time! 

Kids naturally have a wonderful sense of imagination, so much energy and natural curiosity. Yoga at Shanti Shala allows them to express themselves freely in a safe and supportive environment that is non-judgmental and never competitive.

Yoga for kids is so much fun. Yes, it’s meditation and focus and savasana. But even more so, we will play games, sing songs and use art as meditation. This is a very interactive class. 

Each class ends with rest and meditation, which are important aspects of the class as well. Children are natural yogis; they will have a blast exploring their new moves while building a strong body, flexibility and breath awareness. 

While the kids enjoy their class in the studio, parents can chill in Buddhaville. bring some snacks, kick back and enjoy your time relaxing. The children personalize their own yoga mat, some crystals and ususally a peice of art they created.

Investment $15