Barbara Verrochi has co-owned The Shala Yoga in New York City with Kristin Leigh since 2002. Barbara co-directs The Shala’s 200 & 300-hour teacher training and mentorship programs. Currently, she teaches Ashtanga, vinyasa, and meditation classes via The Shala’s online platform. 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. Barbara now co-directs Set/Reset, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting community-wide wellness in public schools, and teaches the Yoga Minor at Long Island University. 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, chanting, Buddhist meditation, and anatomy. She lives in Brooklyn with her beautiful son, Workneh.