News & Notes

Note to Shala Students

A Note to Shala Yogis Near and Far,

The last month has brought change and possibility my way, after quite a while of personal questioning and reflection. And because this feels right, I can finally share it with all of you…and speak it out loud.

April 30th will be my last day teaching at the shala. I have decided to take a sabbatical from daily teaching and an opportunity has presented itself at a time and in a format that feels so right, so clear and positive, on so many levels. Stan Woodman, fellow ashtangi, longtime friend, studio owner and advanced level teacher, called me and we started a very interesting and timely conversation. This happens to be a just right move for Stan at this moment, as well. And so he is buying the studio, taking on the directorship, and my teaching schedule. The community will grow, inviting Stan’s students into the fold. In taking this next step forward with someone other than me at the helm, I am free to spend the next 9-12 months focused on my own studies. After that, my plans are open.

As for the timing…and this has all come together during the last three weeks…..I will be at the studio teaching daily from now through April 30th. Stan will be in the studio daily…together with me, from April 22nd onward. The Shala’s 15th Anniversary Party is on Friday evening, April 27th. I’ll step aside May 1st and Stan and the Shala teachers will continue the current schedule, expanding it here and there as he gets to know everyone and settles in.

It’s a lot to take in….and I feel so many different things right now. But more than anything I am grateful for what has been built over the past 15 years, and excited/grateful to see it continue. Your support and dedication for practice have always lifted me up. Thank you for that and so much else.

So come see me in the practice room and I hope you will attend the anniversary party on the 27th.

So much more to say, but for now….with much Love in my heart,


Holiday Class Schedule

We are running a holiday schedule between
Sunday, Dec 24 and Monday, January 1:

Sunday Dec, 24
8:30 – 10:30 am mysore practice
one class only…all are welcome

The Shala will be closed Monday, Dec 25 and Tuesday, Dec 26…Take Rest!

Please check online for the daily schedule running from Wednesday, Dec 27 to Monday, Jan 1. Classes will be offered daily, but the full schedule is not running every day.
All classes and teachers are posted online at

Start the New Year off with practice and community…….
Sunday, Jan 1
New Year’s Day Practice with Rebecca
10:30am to 12:00pm
all are welcome (no advanced registration required)

Journey 2018 India – Thailand

Jai Yogis! Check out the full itinerary, dates and details for the winter 2018 trip to India….and this year we’ve added an extension journey to Thailand. We hope you’ll join us. Follow the link here to be directed to the trip page…India Journey 2018


Holiday Class Schedule and Special Events


Happy Holidays from The Yoga Shala!

Link here for information on our holiday classes and special events. Holiday-Schedule

Or head straight to the studio schedule for class times and teachers, listed daily…Class Schedule


Thanksgiving Schedule – Nov 23-27

Happy Thanksgiving!
Shala Class Schedule
November 23-27, 2016

The Shala will be open….running the following holiday schedule:

Wednesday, Nov 23
7:00 – 10:00am morning mysore
10:00am mixed level

Thursday, Nov 24
8:00 – 9:30am 14th annual Thanksgiving Day practice

Friday, Nov 25
9:00 – 11:00am morning mysore

Saturday, Nov 26
8:30am guided improv
10:00am mixed level

Sunday, Nov 27
8:00am primary series
10:00am morning mysore

We wish you and your family a holiday filled with gratitude and love.
Om Shantih


Gina Rittschof – Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

The Yoga Shala is pleased to welcome Gina Rittschof Neuromuscular Massage Therapy to the shala community! Check out Gina’s bio and scheduling information HERE.

New Fall Workshops Posted

Val Yoga
Labor Day has passed and the shala is excited about all the new workshops scheduled for Fall 2016. Check out all the special classes, workshops and events at Classes and Workshops Online You can see the class schedule and workshops by clicking on the tabs…no login necessary.

See you at the shala!

Val and all the shala teaching staff

Memorial Day Weekend Schedule


Memorial Day Weekend Schedule

The shala will be open throughout the holiday weekend.
We’re running the following schedule:

Friday, May 27
7:00am Mysore Practice
8:30am Meditation
9:00am Primary Series
**No evening class on Friday**

Saturday, May 28
8:30am Ashtanga Improv
10:00am Mixed Level

Sunday, May 29
8:00am Primary Series
10:00am Mysore Practice
11:30am Basics

Monday, May 30
7:00am Mysore Practice
10:00am Mixed Level
**No evening class on Monday**

Class Schedule Note – David Roche Workshop

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Schedule change

Please note the following Class Cancellations from April 22 to 28, 2016:
No evening Mysore on Friday, April 22 due to the Passover Holiday
No Saturday classes on April 23rd due to the workshop with David Roche
No Primary Series or Mysore Practice on Sunday, April 24th due to the workshop with David
Open Classes April 23-28….The following classes WILL meet:
All evening classes will meet on a regular schedule
Sunday, April 24 Basics @ 11:30am
Monday, April 25 Mixed Level @10am
Tuesday, April 26 late morning Mysore @ 9:45-11am
Wednesday, April 27 Mixed Level @10am
Thursday, April 28 Ashtanga Improv @11am

The full class schedule resumes on Friday, April 29.
Thank you for your understanding and support as we bring in guest teachers to the studio.

Easter Holiday – Weekend Schedule

Easter Holiday Weekend
Class Schedule for Friday to Sunday, March 25-27
Friday, March 25
7:00am mysore practice
8:30am meditation
9:00am primary series
no evening class this week only
Saturday, March 26
8:30am ashtanga improv
10:00am mixed level
Sunday, March 27
one class only today…Happy Easter!
9:00-11:00am mysore practice