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Guidelines for Downtown Yoga Shala


  1. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in, change and set aside belongings, turn off cellphones, find your space on the studio floor, allowing yourselves a few minutes on your mat to unwind before class.
  2. We care about your safety. Please inform the teacher of any injuries or concerns before class.
  3. Wear comfortable clothes. Layers are best as your body temperature may change throughout the practice. No shoes on the studio floor please.
  4. Mats and towels are available for rent. However, we recommend that you bring your own mat and towel. We offer mat storage for members, so if you have a mat bag, please label it properly. We also have a selection of mats and mat bags available for sale at the studio or our online store.
  5. We recommend coming to class well hydrated and avoid practicing on a full stomach. One of yoga’s many benefits is the flushing out of toxins, and water helps this process.
  6. We request that you stay through the end of class, and that you do not leave during savasana to allow everyone a few minutes of quiet after practice.

Special Promotions


Intro First-Time Memberships - Offered within 30 days of your first visit, Good until you cancel, 3-month minimum commitment
$99/mo Unlimited Yoga Membership or $159/mo including Mysore classes

Standard Unlimited Memberships
$129/mo Unlimited Yoga Membership or $189 including Mysore classes

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Happy 6th Anniversary

Come celebrate with your Downtown Yoga Shala Community on our 6th anniversary. Please join us on Friday March 20th for a special class from 5:30-6:45pm with Deepa Dravid, then stick around and join in the fun festitives: raffles prizes, food and drinks!

Special Announcements

Downtown Yoga Shala is proud to be a venue for the South First Fridays Art Walk. Every First Friday of the month (except January and July), join us after the 5:30-6:45pm yoga class as we open our doors to welcome the art patrons and downtown community for the Art Walk.


    "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