the shala blog

Matthew-Clark-Philosophy

Yoga philosophy at the shala

“Yoga is the science of experimentation on oneself, the cultivation of our own spirit of understanding, a way to free ourselves of dogma and habits…” Matthew Clark

In Person Yoga Classes

10 reasons to come back to in studio classes

Ten reasons why we should come back to the studio for in person yoga classes.

Yamas & Niyamas

Exploring the yamas & niyamas

Exploring the Yamas & Niyamas, the ethical and moral guidelines of yoga, which lay out a path for living yoga on and off the mat. Coursework written by teacher training graduate Lesley Collinson

Men & Yoga

Men do yoga

Michael Clarke shares his experiences of being a man in a female dominated yoga environment. He talks about how yoga is a practice that promotes both commitment and maturity and the sense of adventure and lightness of a child. Plus, you get toned 😉

Neuroscience

What is the brains most important job?

By Nadyne McKie

 

Yoga & Mental Health

How yoga saved my life

Marking ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ with a blog post by one of our Karma Yogis and regular Shala students – Zaynah Shehraz – discussing her experiences with mental health and the benefits she has experienced from practicing yoga.

Future of Yoga

Yoga in 2021 and beyond…

How will the pandemic change the way students practice and the teacher’s prospects of working in the yoga industry? In this article Rina Modi, Teacher Training Manager explores what yoga may look like in the future based upon trends we are seeing both nationally and globally.

Yin Home Practice

How to support your home restore (yin) classes

a practical guide to improvised yoga props so you can make the most of your online restore/yin yoga classes from home.

Learning to Teach Yoga

Reflections on becoming a yoga teacher

As part of their coursework, we asked our teacher trainees to write about what kind of yoga teacher they aspired to be. Here Lesley Collinson muses on her desire to create an inclusive space in her classes and to share something deeper – “the mysteries and joys of life; creating breathing space; space for each person to explore, connect and grow holistically. “

The Shala Yoga Centre

21 years & counting…

21 years, 252 months, 13,104 weeks, 91,728 days of yoga for the yogis of South London. So many moments, so many connections, so many vinyasas, so many ujjayi breaths!!!