Hatha Yoga and Shadow Yoga
Yoga Shala is a boutique Yoga studio in San Luis Obispo. Our classes are personalized and taught to the needs of each student. We teach specialized courses in Shadow Yoga. In addition we offer Hatha Yoga classes, classes for Beginners and Restorative yoga. Our teachers have been teaching yoga in San Luis Obispo for the past 20 years. Please join us!
Yoga Shala moved to SLO 2074 Parker St. 93401 – inside SLO Movement Arts Center.
- Special Restorative class for Martin Luther King Day – Stress Release, therapy for Headaches and Anxiety. Limit 20.
- See below table for 2017 schedule class time updates!
- Join Shelle Ball for Mommy & Baby Yoga January 3-31 10-11AM. $60 for month of January or $14/class! Drop in’s welcome! sign up.
Classes back in session January 2! Monday 6:00-7:15pm Restorative/Beginner Catherine sign up Tuesday 10-11am Baby & Mommy Shelle Ball Jan. 3-31 sign up Tuesday 4:45-6pm Shadow Series* Catherine Jan. 3 – Feb. 14 sign up Wednesday 7:00-8:15am Shadow Yoga** Catherine sign up 8:30-9:45am Beginner Yoga Catherine sign up 4:45-6pm Shadow Basics* Catherine Jan. 4 – 25 sign up 6:15-7:30pm Yoga Basics Shelley sign up Thursday 7:00-8:15am Shadow Series* Catherine Jan. 5 – Feb. 16 sign up 8:45-10am Beginner Yoga Shelley sign up Saturday 7:00-8:30am All Levels Yoga Catherine sign up
|Hatha Yoga class card||5x $70||10x $140||$14/class|
|Shadow Yoga Series*||$17/class||see flyers for dates & details|
|Shadow Yoga class card||5x $100||10x $200||$20/class|
|Private Sessions||1 person $85||2 people $90||4+ people $30/person (in studio)|
|Shadow Yoga **||must have shadow experience|
Shadow Yoga is a Hatha Yoga School founded by Zhander Remete that places special emphasis on preparatory forms as basis for a safe, meaningful development of students. These preparatory forms, the preludes, integrate principles common to all the internal arts, yoga, martial arts & dance. The sequencing of positions and rhythm of movement and breath are derived from the anatomical and energetic principles of Hatha Yoga and guided by the 108 points of the Indian marmasthana system.
The preludes consist of warrior (viraparampara) and sun forms (surynamaskaras). They are flowing forms that combine strong stance work with spiraling movements, skillful arm-hand gestures and rhythmic breathing. The warrior forms free the body from tensions and blockages. The sun forms ignite the central power system. Three preludes have been devised, differing in type and level of activity:
In the Shadow Yoga practice the preludes are first systematically learned and then practiced for a period of three to seven years. Basic mastery of Balakrama and Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam is prerequisite for working with the Kartikkeya Mandala. Solid grounding in the Karttikeya Mandala is required to proceed with the primary asanas, which lead to the practice of inversions.
“…Yoga is designed to remove the excess of habitual living in order to free this energy so that it can be directed towards a higher order of living. Every human being is endowed with this potential; but usually its presence is masked by the fluctuations of the conditioned mind. The mind only becomes aware of this power when it stops projecting and attains a steady and concentrated state. The perfection of this state is the goal of yoga but, if there is to be a chance of success, beginners must be pointed in this direction from the beginning. The key lies in the right preparation.” Zhander Remete, Founder of Shadow Yoga
Shadow Yoga is taught worldwide by Zhander Remete and Emma Balnaves. shadowyoga.com
U.S. Teachers qualified to teach Shadow Yoga by Zhander & Emma.
Lita Batho: litayoga.com
Zhander Remete, Founder of Shadow Yoga
For info regarding Shadow Yoga Shadow Yoga DVD’s, Zhander Remete & Emma Balnaves : shadowyoga.com
To order a copy of the book Shadow Yoga Chaya Yoga by Zhander Remete: www.amazon.com
Intensives & Workshops
SLO Movement Arts Center
We are very pleased to be partners in movement with SLO Movement Arts Center!Ryan Lawrence and Maartje Lawrence-Hermans are the owners of SLOMAC. They offer a wide range of dance classes and workshops. We are very impressed by the quality of their programs.
Please check them out! www.slomac.com
ZHANDER & EMMA 2017
location: Yoga Shala @ SLO Movement Arts Center 2074 Parker St in SLO
Seven class weekend
San Luis Obispo, California, USA
October 19-22: Asana-angahara level 2
Commences Thursday @5pm
Classes Friday, Saturday, Sunday 7-9am & 4-6pm
Register: Shadow Yoga
Location: yogashalaslo.com 2074 Parker St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
* Participants may book for both or one course.
* Participants may book for both or one course.
Tassajara May, 2017
Learn to build your practice from the ground up this class will introduce proper breathing, build strength, increase flexibility, reduce stress and give foundation to the yoga practice. no yoga experience required.
Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga which utilizes props to make it easier for the body to get into certain poses, and thus, surrender to the pose. Practicing poses using props provides a completely supportive environment for total relaxation. The more your body is supported in the poses the deeper the sense of relaxation. Relaxation is a state in which there is no movement, no effort, and the brain is quiet. Typically, Restorative poses are sustained for as long as you are comfortable.
Each class will explore the fundamentals of the yoga practice. Emphasis on breathing and stilling the mind will be given. Some yoga experience recommended. Beginners welcome.
All Levels Yoga
Open to all levels of students. 6 months yoga experience recommended.
Mommy & Baby Yoga
For Mommy and Baby. Ages 2-11months welcome! Props and yoga mats provided. No yoga experience necessary. Beginners Welcome!
Shadow Yoga Prep
An introduction to Shadow Yoga This 2 hour class will introduce the cornerstones of the Shadow Yoga practice. This is the first step for students who are interested in learning Shadow Yoga. Students who attend this class will be qualified to join any of our Shadow Yoga Basics classes offered at the Yoga Shala. No yoga experience necessary. Beginners Welcome.
Shadow Yoga Basics
Level 1 & 2 – The prelude forms. This series class is for anyone wanting to learn Shadow Yoga and is the next step for students who have taken the Shadow Yoga Prep class. Students will learn one of the three prelude forms and the beginning forward bends and seats. Shadow Yoga is taught in a series format, each class builds on the previous class leaving the student with a solid foundation in Shadow Yoga. Keep in mind that it can take up to 5-7 years to become proficient in one of the prelude forms of Shadow Yoga. Beginners Welcome
Level 3 – Refining the preludes and primary asana . These series classes are for students who already have a foundation in at least one of the prelude forms. Refinement of the preludes will be given and classes will work in the full practice format. Students will be exposed to primary asana work. 6 months-1 year minimum experience with Shadow Yoga is required to attend this class. Classes are taught by Catherine Halcomb-LaBarbera. This form of yoga was founded by Zhander Remete. www.shadowyoga.com or locally www.catherineyoga.com.
Shadow Yoga – Zhander Remete & Emma Balnaves
Catherine is the director of the Yoga Shala. She teaches our Shadow Yoga programs and Hatha Yoga Classes. She has been teaching yoga since 1996 and was a previous owner of the Yoga Centre in SLO & AG. Catherine has been studying yoga with Zhander Remete since 1994 and Emma Balnaves. For info about Catherine, Private Yoga, Corporate Yoga and international Yoga Retreats www.catherineyoga.com & www.shadowyoga.com
Shelley opened the Yoga Shala with Catherine in 2007. She has been teaching since 1997 on the Central Coast. Shelley teaches Shadow Yoga Basics, Yoga Basics, Beginner Yoga at the Shala. She offers an annual retreat at Tassajara Zen Mountian Center. Shelley has studied Yoga with Zhander Remete since 1995. For more information about Shelley, Private Yoga and her retreats please visit: www.into-balance.com
Shelle was born and raised in San Luis Obispo. Shelle completed her 500 hr yoga teacher training in Encinitas, California and has been practicing yoga for 14 years and teaching yoga for 5 years. Shelle relocated back to SLO to raise her young family. She has been studying Shadow Yoga under Catherine Halcomb -LaBarbera ever since. Shelle teaches Mommy & Baby Yoga and Beginner Shadow Yoga programs at Yoga Shala SLO