vinyasa at the shala

Vinyasa is a moving meditation where each pose is strung together on the the thread of breath. At the Shala, vinyasa is shaped by the lineage of Ashtanga Yoga: economic, rigorous, and challenging.

Vinyasa | Level 2-3

 

Vinyasa | Level 2-3: Our beloved old-school-style Shala vinyasa classes! These intermediate-to-advanced classes emphasize the breath-movement connection, intelligent and creative sequencing, and include all major categories of postures for a strong, brisk, well-rounded practice.

 

Vinyasa + Meditation | Level 2-3: Our beloved old-school-style Shala vinyasa classes! These intermediate-to-advanced classes emphasize the breath-movement connection, intelligent and creative sequencing, and include all major categories of postures for a strong, brisk, well-rounded practice. Class ends with meditation.

 

Vinyasa + Pranayama | Level 2-3: Our beloved old-school-style Shala vinyasa classes! These intermediate-to-advanced classes emphasize the breath-movement connection, intelligent and creative sequencing, and include all major categories of postures for a strong, brisk, well-rounded practice. Class includes pranayama (breathing exercises).

 

Vinyasa + Restorative | Level 2-3: Our beloved old-school-style Shala vinyasa classes! These intermediate-to-advanced classes emphasize the breath-movement connection, intelligent and creative sequencing, and include all major categories of postures for a strong, brisk, well-rounded practice. Class incorporates restorative postures (supported, longer-held forms).

 

Give Back Friday | Vinyasa + Restorative | Level 2-3: Our beloved old-school-style Shala vinyasa classes! These intermediate-to-advanced classes emphasize the breath-movement connection, intelligent, and creative sequencing, and include all major categories of postures for a strong, brisk, well-rounded practice. Class ends with optional restorative postures (supported, longer-held forms that promote deep relaxation). A portion of the proceeds from each Give Back Friday class will go toward funding our Racial Justice Initiative program.

 

Vinyasa Lab | Level 2-3: Vinyasa Lab provides a vigorous and succinct practice geared toward a specific posture and/or exploring specific categories of postures, movement patterns, and/or anatomical regions. Break down, build up, and understand familiar and unfamiliar asanas in a new way. Expect efficient and challenging conditioning exercises alongside more traditional asanas.

Meditation: We offer morning meditations 7 days a week. Check the schedule for additional evening sits and special events, including Sit With It (a semi-monthly meditation and discussion series) and guest teachers.

Philosophy

Yoga Sutra Studies: Develop and refine your understanding of the foundations of yoga through Sage Patanjali’s classic treatise. Each class includes chanting, lecture, and discussion.

Vinyasa | All Levels

 

Vinyasa | All Levels: Steady, rhythmic, and grounding, our All Levels vinyasa classes offer a balanced blend of slightly slower-paced breath-focused flow and alignment with modifications offered.

 

Vinyasa + Meditation | All Levels: Steady, rhythmic, and grounding, our All Levels vinyasa classes offer a balanced blend of slightly slower-paced breath-focused flow and alignment with modifications offered. Class ends with meditation.

 

Vinyasa + Restorative  | All Levels: Steady, rhythmic, and grounding, our All Levels vinyasa classes offer a balanced blend of slightly slower-paced breath-focused flow and alignment with modifications offered. Class incorporates restorative postures (supported, longer-held forms).

 

Slow Flow/Yin | All Levels: 30 minutes of revitalizing vinyasa flow (yang), 30 minutes of seated and supine postures held for 2-3 minutes (yin), and a 5-minute savasana. All levels, all welcome.

 

Slow Down: A deep reboot for the nervous system. A gentle all-levels vinyasa flow generates heat before dropping into the sweetness of yin and restorative. All experience levels welcome. Veterans practice free.

 

Rise & Shine | All Levels: Jump-start your day with an invigorating, focusing practice. Steady, rhythmic, and grounding, our All Levels vinyasa classes offer a balanced blend of slightly slower-paced breath-focused flow and alignment with modifications offered.

 

Yoga for BIPOC | All Levels: Gentle slow flow all-levels vinyasa-based classes offered by and for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) practitioners, offered free of charge. Taught by Shevy and Sasha every first and third Sunday of the month, 4:30-5:30pm EST. Donate to the BIPOC classes here.

 

Ayurveda

Practical Ayurveda is composed of a variety of classes including philosophy and cooking classes. Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, offers a holistic way to think about health and nourishment.

Ayurvedic Philosophy class explores the philosophical underpinnings of this beautifully practical and time-honored system.

In Ayurvedic Cooking, learn how to transfer the principles of Ayurveda to your everyday kitchen.