Barbara Verrochi co-owns The Shala Yoga with Kristin Leigh since 2002, where she teaches vinyasa, Mysore Ashtanga, pranayama, and meditation classes. She co-teaches and co-directs The Shala’s 200 and 300-hour teacher training and mentorship programs. An educator since 1986, Barbara taught art, physical education, and yoga in NYC public schools until 2000. She has served as a curriculum consultant, writer, project manager, and training supervisor for yoga and mindfulness programs in public schools since 1997. She developed and taught the Yoga Minor at Long Island University, Brooklyn. Barbara began studying yoga in 1990. She is an ongoing, enthusiastic student of many brilliant teachers within the studies and practices of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, Indian harmonium and chanting, Buddhist meditation, pranayama, and anatomy. Some of her teachers of past and present include Sharon Salzberg, Kevin Gardiner, Sharon Gannon, David Life, K. Pattabhi Jois, Eddie Stern, Maria Rubinate, and Gulum Mohammed Kahn. She lives in Brooklyn with her beautiful son, Workneh.