events & workshops

New to yoga?

get your practice going with one of our beginner-suitable classes
2-week ($40) and 1 month unlimited ($140) yoga specials for new students
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We encourage those brand new to yoga to start out with classes suited to a beginner’s needs. The following classes offer a comfortable pace, step-by-step instruction, and a supportive atmosphere. Always let the teacher know if you are working with injuries or specific conditions, and whether or not you prefer to receive physical assists.

  1. Ashtanga | Mysore All Levels: Times for New Students to start the practice below. 
    • Union Square Mysore Hours: 
      • Monday-Friday: 6:30am, 8:30am, or 9:30am
      • Monday-Thursday: 3:30
    • Fort Greene Mysore Hours:
      • Monday + Friday: 7:30am
      • Monday – Thursday: 3:30pm
  2. Fort Greene Basics and All Levels Classes
    • Vinyasa | Level 1
      • Sundays – 2:30-3:45
    • Vinyasa | All Levels
      • Monday + Wednesday – 8:30–9:45pm
      • Thursday – 7:00 to 8:15
      • Saturdays – 9:00-10:05am
      • Sundays – 11:00-12:05pm
    • Community Class by Donation | All Levels
      • Thursday – 8:30-9:30pm
    • Slow Down | All Levels
      • Fridays – 6:00-7:15pm
  3. Union Square Basics and All Levels Classes
    • Wind Down | All Levels (Sliding Scale)
      • Tuesday + Thursday – 8:00-9:00pm
      • Sunday – 6:15-7:20pm
    • Wind Down + Meditation | All Levels (Sliding Scale)
      • Monday + Wednesday – 8:00 to 9:00pm
    • Vinyasa | All Levels
      • Friday – 3:45-4:45pm (+Restorative)
      • Saturday – 4:30-5:45pm

contemplative club: community nights in fort greene

Join fellow community members for these evening meditation gatherings, hosted by a rotation of Shala teachers, at our Fort Greene studio. Next one: Yoga Nidra with Sara, May 4, 6-6:35pm

Free and open to all

ongoing saturday evening (6-6:35pm) meditation and pranayama with a rotation of shala teachers at our fort greene studio.

  • April 20: earth day meditation with melanie (cancelled for easter/passover)
  • May 4: Yoga Nidra with Sara
  • June 1: Yoga Nidra with Sara


Meditation with Jocelyne Stern

Jocelyne will introduce four different meditations: the forgiveness practice, loving kindness practice, compassion practice, and space meditation. These are mindfulness based practices to bring awareness to the heart, mind, body, and the space around them. Each session will last about 30 minutes.

Mondays, April 15 & 22, 1:30 to 2:00; Fridays, April 19 & 26, 1:45 to 2:15
$15 for drop in; $55 for all four
the shala union square
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  • monday april 15th: forgiveness practice
  • Friday april 19th: loving kindness practice
  • monday april 22th: compassion practice
  • friday april 26th: space practice


Jocelyne has been practicing these meditation techniques for fifteen years, and is authorized by Kamala Masters to teach. She has been a student of Ashtanga Yoga since 1988, and studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from 1991 until 2009. She is the co-founder of Ashtanga Yoga New York.



yoga in the park

Connect with the Earth, the sky and the trees at the Monument Greene Lawns in Fort Greene Park. Shala teachers will lead an all level one-hour Vinyasa class every Saturday morning at 11:00am from April through mid-October, weather permitting.

saturdays starting may 18, 11am
monument greene lawns in fort greene park
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  • May
    • 5/18 Sasha Ginnetti assisted by Susan Raposo
  • June
    • 6/1 Peyton Biederman assisted by Jen George
    • 6/8 Sasha Ginnetti / Christine Hou
    • 6/15 Kristin/Barbara assisted by Mary Chan, Peyton Biederman, Jules, Workneh, Jonathan Sabbagh
    • 6/22 Mary Chan
    • 6/29 Susan Raposo assisted by Lauren Pecorella
  • July
    • 7/6 no class
    • 7/13 Anna Vomacka
    • 7/20 Barbara/Kristin assisted by Jenny Meyer, Anna Vomacka, Jules, Workneh, Jonathan Sabbagh
    • 7/27 Susan Raposo
  • August
    • 8/3 Braeden Lentz
    • 8/10 Jen George
    • 8/17 Angilique Campbell
    • 8/24 Susan Raposo
  • September
    • 9/7 Braeden
    • 9/14 Maria Margolies assisted by Paul Kovalski and Jonathan Sabbagh
    • 9/21 Mary Chan assisted by Jenny Meyer
    • 9/28 Susan Raposo
  • October
    • 10/5 Lara Torsky assisted by Robin Newman
    • 10/12 Alana Kessler assisted by Jonathan Sabbagh
    • 10/19 Jenny Campbell
    • 10/26 Robin Newman

The Cosmos of Healing: Ayurveda Philosophy & Practice with Maria Rubinate

This course is ideal for students and teachers of yoga who are looking to support their practice and their health in general with this sister science of yoga. Ayurveda offers a broader context in which to envision one’s practice as well as simple to follow guidelines and health practices that support body, mind and spirit.

Saturday + Sunday, May 4-5, 12:30-3:00, 4:00-6:30, sign up for weekend or individual sessions
The Shala Union Square
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Saturday, May 4:
  • 12:30 to 3:00: Foundational principles including:
    5 element theory, doshic theory, universal qualities, introduction to Prakrti assessment
  • 4:00 to 6:30: Foundations of nutrition including:
    Definition of health, guidelines for eating, Agni, 6 tastes. Plus a trip to the kitchen: ghee, kitchari and takra.


Sunday, May 5:
  • 12:30 to 3:00: Foundational practices of Ayurveda including:
    Daily routine, seasonal routine, sensory health, guidelines for sleep
  • 4:00 to 6:30: Practical application of Ayurvedic concepts in yoga practice: Using an Ayurvedic lens on yoga practice. Concept of yoga therapy from an Ayurvedic perspective.


Taught by Maria Rubinate, nationally certified Ayurvedic Health counselor and Ashtanga yoga teacher.


Cost for weekend*:
  • $160: non-accredited for weekend
  • $260: 20-hours credit for weekend
  • $50 per individual session

Continuing education workshop for students, teachers, and teachers-in-training, or 20-hour module within The Shala’s 300-hour training. Sign up for whole weekend or individual parts, email to sign up for individual workshop times.

Ashtanga Yoga Intensive with Tim Feldmann

tim will be back at the shala in june teaching a weekend of mysore, led ashtanga, and workshops

June 7-9, 2019
the shala union square
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  • Friday:  4:00-6:00pm  | Mysore Style Ashtanga (space limited) $40

  • Friday: 6:15 to 7:45pm | What is practice/8 limbs + Q&A $35

  • Sat: 12:15-2:00pm |  Led Primary $40

  • Sat: 2:30-5:00pm | Talk/common injuries/troubleshooting $50

  • Sun: 12:15-2:30pm | Inversions and Arm Balances $40

  • Sun: 3:00-5:00pm: Breathing in asana and pranayama (includes bandhas) $50

  • Full weekend $280

20-Hour module | credit towards 300 hour certification

(12.5 hours of practice + 7.5 hours of homework)