the shala blog

All done by breath

Your breath has the power to completely change your life. Learn more and how, with the brilliant Ben Wolff…

Italy retreat 2018

Next October we will returning to Puglia, Southern Italy to run a one week ashtanga yoga and Yamuna bodyrolling retreat.

My body rolling journey

Gingi Lee talks about his discovery of Yamuna Body Rolling and why he has found it such a powerful method of physical self-help, healing and sustainability.

7 reasons to try pilates

To celebrate our 7 days a week pilates schedule here are 7 good reasons to try pilates.

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

Announcing italy, scotland & sri lanka

Three wonderful, very different retreats coming up with Gingi in 2018 and 2019 – Italy, Scotland or Sri Lanka – take your pick!

Teaching apprenticeship scheme

A Mysore apprenticeship scheme to develop teaching skills within an ashtanga self practice class setting. An ideal opportunity for newly graduated teachers to continue to develop, grow in confidence and gain a deeper understanding of working with hands-on adjustments.

Breathwork for cancer

Inspired by our Breath for Life series, a pilot study at St James Hospital, Leeds monitored the benefits of simple yoga and breathing techniques for people post surgery for lung cancer. The results were outstanding.

How can the breath help with so many conditions?

How can the breath help with so many conditions? Well the simple answer is that the breath is involved in every condition. Oxygen is the primary need for people and all mammals.There’s no condition that exists without it.

The easy way to stop smoking

If you’re ready to quit smoking, then join us for our Smoking Cessation workshop when we will together, explore the simple tools that can beat smoking once and for all.