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Om for Life – CT Challenge Yoga Classes for Cancer Survivors

Om for life logoOm for Life™ introduces cancer survivors to the therapeutic benefits of yoga. The CT Challenge is providing a grant to the Yoga Shala for the program, which will run Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. through May 17th. Om for Life™ is a program of the CT Challenge, a non-profit devoted to helping cancer survivors rebuild, improve and prolong their lives through fitness, nutrition, community support and lifestyle programs tailored to their unique needs.
The class is taught by Yoga Shala Instructor Janell, a registered yoga teacher RYT 200 and by Val, a registered yoga teacher E-RYT 500. Both are also certified CT Challenge Om for Life instructors. You do not need to be a member of the Yoga Shala to participate in the Om for Life™ program.
FREE for survivors, their caregivers and families. No advanced registration required.

New Student Special

surya-namaskara-aNew Student Special – The Yoga Shala is offering new students 30 days of unlimited practice for $59. It’s a great way to try out all of our classes and meet the wonderful teachers at the studio. Anytime is the right time to begin the practice. You do not need to be flexible or know anything in particular to join us. We welcome beginners and experienced practitioners into our community. If you are completely new to yoga practice, we encourage you to call or email so we can guide you to the right class offering. You are also welcome to come in and observe a practice. If you have questions about specific classes, our special event schedule, or the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga, please feel free to contact us by phone, via email or at the studio.

Shala will be open Friday, Feb 14th

Weather Update for 2/14/14
Jai Yogis!

The shala will be open today! I will not be in early, so look for the studio doors to open between 8:30 and 9:00am. Classes will be held in the morning and afternoon hours. See the full schedule on our classes page.

Happy Valentines’ Day


Restorative Workshop Sold Out!

The Restorative Yoga Workshop with Liz Wendel this Sunday has sold out. Thank you to all of you who signed up for this wonderful class. Because of the extensive use of props, space is strictly limited. Liz and I are working on adding another date soon….stay tuned.
Restorative Yoga

Date Change for Beryl Bender Birch Workshop

Due to holiday conflicts which kept many interested yogis from attending…and Beryl’s upcoming move next Sunday, we have chosen a new date for her visit. We hope this allows many more of you to participate.

The workshop, which was schedule for December 13 and 14 has been rescheduled to January 17 and 18. Find full details and registration links on the workshop page here

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

The shala will be open for classes during the holiday. This year will mark the 11th consecutive year that Val will be guiding the Thanksgiving Day Class!!! It’s always a wonderful way to start the holiday morning.

Please view the link here to see the schedule for Wednesday – Sunday, November 27 to December 1. We wish you and your family a joyous and abundant holiday!

Thanksgiving Schedule

Free Intro Class this Sunday!

As a part of the Fall in Love with Ridgefield weekend of events, The Shala is inviting all interested students to attend a free 30 minute session on Sunday, October 20th at 1pm. The session is open to all interested students, but is particularly designed to introduce the programs at the shala to new students, those beginning a yoga practice and those interested in Ashtanga Yoga traditional practice. No advanced registration is required and discounts on class cards and monthly fees will be offered on Sunday, as well.

October Events

The Teachers’ Topic for this month is Pranayam. Miriam “Sita” Zernis will explore the topic with interested students on Saturday, October 26th from 3-5pm. The workshop fee is $25 and all are welcome. Please see more details here.


The shala will be open throughout Labor Day Weekend and we will run the following special schedule on Monday, September 2nd:

8-10:30am Mysore
10:30am Mixed Level

All students are welcome. No other classes will be offered on the holiday.


Beginning Tuesday, September 3rd, The Yoga Shala will move into our fall schedule. Changes and additions to the schedule are as follows:

Morning Mysore Monday through Thursdays will run from 7am to 10am (silent closing after 10am)
Morning Mixed level Monday through Thursdays will run from 10am to 11:15am.
Evening Mysore will return on Fridays from 5pm to 6:30pm.

View the full fall schedule here…
Please make a note of these changes to the schedule. See you at the shala!