our story

Our Story

Founded in 1997 by Californian-turned-Londoner Gingi Lee, the Shala (originally known as the Sangam) was one of the capital's first dedicated yoga centres. In 2014, after 17 years in Clapham, the Shala expanded into a newly refurbished Victorian warehouse in West Norwood. The Shala story really spans three decades, however, and goes back to the early 80s when director, Gingi began training and apprenticing in martial arts with his father. This was to be the start of his journey as a highly respected teacher and is in many ways the origin of the Shala yoga centre. Here are some of the happenings that have punctuated the way on the Shala's amazing journey, a path that has been blessed with community, sharing, healing and growth.

April 2017

June 2016

January 2016

March 2015

February 2015

July 2014

May 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

November 2013

August 2013

May 2013

March 2012

August 2011

July 2011

January 2010

September 2008

July 2008

March 2008

March 1999

April 1997

March 1994

March 1985