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in 2002, kristin leigh and barbara verrochi founded the shala, which means home or abode in sanskrit, to create a place and community where - in the chaos of new york city life - people could practice yoga, breathe and be at home in their bodies.
classes at the shala are a challenging, thoughtful blend of asana, chanting and meditation. teachers focus on intelligent sequencing in a vinyasa style format, emphasizing the connection between breath and movement from asana to asana. this practice builds strength and flexibility in the body and steadiness in the mind.
with more than 15 years of experience each, the shala's directors, kristin leigh and barbara verrochi are devoted yoga practitioners. barbara and kristin practice ashtanga yoga daily with eddie stern and regularly travel to mysore, india, to study with sri k. pattabhi jois. they also study indian and buddhist philosophy, meditation, sanskrit, music and dance, and are both jivamukti-certified teachers. barbara and kristin bring their yoga training, experience and a sense of humor to every class.
815 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Manhattan, NY 10003