kristin leigh has co-owned the shala in manhattan and brooklyn with barbara verrochi since 2002. she began practicing iyengar yoga in san francisco in the mid-1980s. by 1992 she was in new york practicing at jivamukti, where she was certified in 1998 by sharon gannon and david life. since 1997 she has been studying ashtanga yoga with eddie stern and has made periodic visits to india to study with sri k. pattabhi jois and r. sharath jois. kristin co-teaches the shala’s teacher training program and the shala’s mysore ashtanga program and their mentorship program. she has studied extensively with rodney yee, colleen saidman yee, tim miller, and sharon salzberg. she also studies anatomy with leslie kaminoff, dance with ronald k brown and pat hall for 17 years. every class she teaches is infused with humble gratitude to all of her teachers, especially shri k pattabhi jois and eddie stern. she lives in brooklyn with her husband and her 5 year old son, jules.