for the best atmosphere in town, you need not look any further than the shala. the rickety staircase, high ceilings, and creaky wooden floors provide new york yogis with a singular practice space that is rarely found in today’s corporate yoga industry. it’s a gift and a luxury and no time spent here is ever wasted.
The Shala has been my yoga studio downtown and home away from home for the past ten years. Owners Barbara and Kristin have managed to create, in the center of all this hellish urban melee, a peaceful, grounded sanctuary that radiates spiritual truth and goodness. They attract a following of badass, ball-busting creative types who truly value serenity, service, calmness, and inner strength over being a rigid workaholic asshole. I can’t (no joke) live without it.