the shala blog

Derek Ireland Crete

Wavemaker ~ trailblazer

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

Yoga Teacher Trainees

“A beautiful beginning”

“A beautiful beginning” for our teacher trainees

GIngi Lee Tai Chi

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.

Sussex Yoga Retreat

2010 escaping the city

Yoga poses and Brideshead Revisited

Yoga Retreat Crete

2008 back to island roots

Shimmering mediterranean seas, wide open skies, luminous moons and a spiritual home to the yoga

Teacher Training Courses

Through the lens of a teacher trainee

“yoga gives me the space to better hold my darkness as well as my light as I continue on this journey of self-discovery and growth”

Pilates Foam Rollers

Foam-roller thursday

Use of Foam Rollers in our Thursday evening Pilates classes helps with core engagement, alignment, improved recovery time. This month we focus on Myofascial release.

Bodyrolling for the Back

Maintain a healthy back with bodyrolling

Statistically we have an 80% chance of having back problems at some point in our lives so it is essential to look after your back. Yamuna Bodyrolling works exceptionally well to heal and sustain your back.


Yamuna yoga training

Yamuna Zake will be teaching her first European Yamuna Yoga teacher training at the Shala in September.

Pilates Class

Getting the most from your pilates practice

New to Pilates? We picked our Pilates teacher’s brains about how to get the most from your practice. Here are their top tips….