You really can do this...
We believe that yoga is for everyone. Whether you can touch your toes or not is irrelevant! If you think you need to be flexible before you go to a yoga class you might have it all backwards. Practicing yoga will help stretch your body and calm the mind. Daily practice will help you progress in the postures through breath and movement. Just keep practicing....soon enough you will be standing on your head or getting some other pose you found impossible before. Yoga creates peace of mind, and you get that through working the body and mind together....Oh, and it's pretty fun too!
The Yoga Shala Teachers
We are so fortunate to have these teachers.... We really are.
Jai is one of the founders of The Yoga Shala. He has a fun loving energy that is contagious! He has been all over the world including India and china studying yoga and martial arts. He practices and trains people in various forms of Hatha yoga including Astanga and vinyasa flow, here at The Yoga Shala. Jai recently had the great fortune of traveling to New York City to study with yoga master, Sri Dharma Mittra! He is also a practitioner of Bhakti and kirtan yoga, and has made a name for himself in the kirtan world with live music yoga classes. Jai is known for his amazingly fun glow in the dark yoga classes. Black lights and body paints and then lights out for yoga fun! Jai has had the great opportunity to create very successful children’s yoga programs for private schools as well as all schools in the Provo School District, teaching thousands of kids yoga working in tandem with the lunch program to motivate kids to desire a more healthy lifestyle. His heart is in the yoga community, he lives to share the healing and positive aspects of yoga. His classes are appropriate for all levels from the beginner to the very advanced. There is a place for everyone in Jai’s classes!
Kim is one of the founders of The Yoga Shala. She and her husband Jai started this place in hopes of creating an inclusive, inviting, and loving place to practice yoga. Kim has been practicing and teaching middle school students yoga for close to ten years now. She never really had the desire to teach at a studio, always exclaiming, "I'm a practice junkie! I'll never teach!" Famous last words! Kim recently traveled to New York City to certify and study with beloved yoga master and guru, Sri Dharma Mittra. She loves the practice of Dharma Yoga and how this system unapologetically incorporates all eight limbs of ashtanga yoga into the practice. Kim teaches a gentle Dharma Yoga class that is perfect if you are returning from injury, or for people fifty and beyond, or if you just need a good gentle stretch! She also teaches an all-levels Dharma Yoga class on Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome!