SHALA Ashtanga Yoga Centre is situated on 102th Street, in the heart of Downtown Edmonton. We respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.
Shala Ashtanga Yoga Centre is dedicated to the tradition and evolution of Ashtanga Yoga as it moves into a new era. It is important for us to not perpetuate the guru pop culture but instead to be true to the lineage and empower all students and offer them a space that they can truly call home. We aim to help you make this practice a part of your life.
"The full Ashtanga system practiced with devotion, leads to freedom in one’s heart."
Sri K. Pattabi Jois, Yoga Journal 1995
Intro to Ashtanga : Week Intensive & Semi Mysore
Have you asked yourself "How much am I worth?"
We often invest money & time into things we feel have worth, but move through our lives not giving ourselves permission to value ourselves and invest in ourselves. These week long intensive programs will be the beginning of taking the time to value and invest in yourself.
Early Morning Mysore
Starting this October Shala will be bringing back early morning Mysore
with Dan Landreville
Practice with the first light of the day when the world is silent and bring a whole new level of discipline to your practice.
Mysore style practice is the backbone of the Ashtanga practice. Each person practices the Ashtanga sequence taught by the teacher independently according to their own level and natural pace. The teacher hold space and guides each individual's practice to evolve through physical and verbal adjustments. Overtime a supportive collaboration develops between the teacher and practitioner. These classes are true “all level” classes where everyone from a complete beginner to very advanced receive support and instruction pertaining to their own level and body. New to yoga or Ashtanga this is the perfect class to start!!
Register Now! It will change your life!!
Please contact the studio at info @shalacentre.ca if you would like to drop in.
Oct 2-6, Early Mysore 6:15-8am at Downtown Studio
Oct 7, Saturday Mysore 9:00-11:00am at Downtown Market
Oct 9-13, Early Mysore 6:15-8am at Downtown Studio
Oct 14, Moon day Take rest/ come to Saturday Mysore 9:00-11:00am at Downtown Market
Oct 16-20, Early Mysore 6:15-8am at Downtown Studio
Oct 21, Saturday Mysore 9:00-11:00am at Downtown Market
Oct 23-27, Early Mysore 6:15-8am at Downtown Studio
Oct 28, Saturday Mysore 9:00-11:00am at Downtown Market
Oct 30-31, Early Mysore 6:15-8am at Downtown Studio
Doors open at 6:15am, teaching starts at 6:30am
MOVE: An Ecstatic Dance Event
7:30pm DOORS OPEN, Chai (caffeine and decaf) + Indian snacks
8:00pm Opening circle (5-10 min), 90 min of music and dance, 5-10 min Savasana
Because this is a safe space for movement and expression, we do request that you follow the three main guidelines: no shoes (and wear comfy clothes!), no booze (or any other drugs), no talking (body language only!).
All freedom of expression is welcomed, and there is no ‘right and wrong’ here.
CONSENT: ON DANCING TOGETHER Many Dancers come to dance by themselves in the Group Field. Some Dancers also enjoy dancing with others, with or without physical contact. Below is a guide to help your experience at Ecstatic Dance.
It is always a Good Idea to begin by Dancing with Yourself. Feel into how you are doing in this moment, and in your Life in general. Set an Intention for Yourself & for The World at Large at the beginning of the Dance. If you would like to Dance with someone else, please make sure they are able to Give their Consent to Dance with you before Touching them or entering their Field. If you are not sure, or their eyes are closed, it is a No.
Please respect any No, and try not to take it Personally.
How to say “No” nonverbally? Turn Away, Move Away, Hand(s) at Your Heart (prayer gesture)
How to say “Yes” nonverbally? Turn Toward, Move Closer, Extend a Hand (open palm)