kristin leigh

Kristin Leigh has co-owned The Shala with Barbara Verrochi since 2002. Currently, Kristin teaches and co-teaches vinyasa and Mysore Ashtanga classes via The Shala’s online platform, and leads weekly Lovingkindness meditations. She co-directs and co-teaches The Shala’s 200 and 300-hour teacher training and mentorship programs. Kristin began practicing Iyengar yoga in San Francisco in the mid-1980s, and by 1992 had found Jivamukti in New York City, where she was certified by Sharon Gannon and David Life in 1998. She practiced with Eddie Stern for many years and made periodic visits to India to study ashtanga yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois. She studies anatomy, meditation, chanting, and philosophy, and always will. A student of movement in its many expressions, Kristin is passionate about african dance and has been dancing with Pat Hall and Ronald K. Brown for over 20 years. She is forever grateful to her teachers. Kristin works with children at her son’s school, where she has guided the after-school program for over six years. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son and Roxy the pup.