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Welcome to Downtown Yoga Shala

In the heart of downtown San Jose, California, there is a place that brings respite to your weary body, solace to your tired mind, inspiration to your sagging spirit.


A calm center amid the frenzy of the outside world. A place of light and life, joy and friendship, acceptance and encouragement. A downtown yoga studio that can be your home away from home. A shala — a “sacred space”, a place of learning and inspired wisdom. Come in and join a community of warm-hearted, open-minded, positive-spirited people who enjoy the benefits of yoga in their busy lives. Allow your body to breathe life in, your heart to sing, your mind to be free.

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First-Time Students (Local Residents only) 

$40-for 20 Days Unlimited Yoga (Purchase at the studio)





    "Adopt the peace of nature, her secret is patience."
    ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~




    "Don't move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move.
    Move the way joy makes you move."



     Luke: "I can't believe it."

     "That is why you fail."

    ~The Empire Strikes Back~



  • “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
    ~Thich Nhat Hanh~
  • “The secret of strength lies in the quiet mind.” 
    ~White Eagle~
  • “We have to do the best we can. That is our sacred, human responsibility.”
     ~Albert Einstein~
  • “If you are facing in the right direction, all you have to do is keep walking.”
    ~Buddhist Proverb~
  • “The only tyrant I accept in this world is the “still, soft voice” within me”
    ~Mahatma Gandhi~
  • “Kindness can be its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.”
    ~Eric Hoffer~
  • "There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
    ~ Albert Einstein~
  • "Do your practice, all is coming.”
    ~ Shri K. Patthabi Jois ~
  • "By cultivating friendliness towards happiness and compassion towards misery, gladness towards virtue and indifference towards vice, the mind becomes pure. "
    - Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras