the shala blog

Luxurious easter eco retreat

The perfect balance of morning ashtanga and afternoons of blissful bodyrolling, all set amongst the lush tranquility of Scotland’s West Coast.

“A beautiful beginning”

“A beautiful beginning” for our teacher trainees

Wavemaker ~ trailblazer

Fundraising event for Children with Cancer UK, in memory of footballer, punk rocker, inimitable ashtanga yoga teacher, Derek Ireland

More than one type of warrior

Shala Co-Director Gingi Lee shares his evolution from a Sensei’s son in San Francisco to down dogs in Delhi, and the people who inspired him along the way.

The motherhood journey

Self care for mothers and time to connect with others to share experiences in a friendly, warm and supportive environment

The beginners journey

For many, yoga starts as a form of physical exercise to keep the body toned, supple and strong. But these are really just the positive side affects of yoga. We then master the breath, calm the mind and access deep relaxation and in time the impact of yoga starts to ripple out beyond the mat into all aspects of our lives.

Yoga in early pregnancy

Should we really stop doing yoga in the first trimester of pregnancy?

Styles of yoga

An overview of the styles of yoga we offer at the Shala from ashtanga and vinyasa flow to yin, dharma and jivamukti.

Grief, love & loss

A blog by Natasha Palram on the tornados of confusion tied up with grief, a chance to heal and a door to loveliness.

Menopause stories

Here we tell the positive stories of a number of women who have been using the breath-based protocols taught in our Help for Menopause course and our 30-hour Menopause (CPD) training.