Founded by Kristin Leigh and Barbara Verocci in 2002, the Shala now has two locations, with one studio off Union Square and the other in Fort Greene. Both offer a supremely peaceful way to practice ashtanga-style yoga and ashtanga-influenced vinyasa; the studio is pretty and spacious. The emphasis is on yoga’s core values, and there are also meditation classes and anatomy workshops, plus a small store with a great book selection.
The Shala Yoga House
|Venue name:||The Shala Yoga House|
|Cross street:||between 10th and 11th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 6:30am-8pm, Sat 9:15am-6pm, Sun 8am-6pm; schedule varies, check website for listings.|
|Transport:||Subway: R, W to 8th St–NYU.|
|Price:||Single class $20, packages available|