FREE New and Expectant Moms Discussion Group with Shiya and Debbie

New and Expectant Moms Group at Shanti Yoga Shala

3 FREE Saturday Discussion Groups 12-1:30pm, April 26th, May 10th and June 14th. Suggested donation $5. 

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Are you a expecting your first baby? or are you new mom of a baby up to 1 year?

Join hosts Debbie (mother, prenatal yoga teacher and certified doula) and Shiya (new mom and pre/postnatal yoga teacher) for this FREE discussion group.

Being a new mom is a wonderful, life changing experience that brings with it many questions, concerns and challenges. These Saturday discussion groups will be an opportunity to share your experiences, ask questions and more.

Our focuses will be:

  • April 26th – Baby Equipment and “stuff” – car seats (infant and or convertible), strollers, baby carriers, swings, jumpers, highchairs and more.
  • May 10 – developmental stages and activities.
  • June 14th – Eating, nursing, bottles, pacifiers, introducing solids and more.

Bring your partner, friends, and babies and enjoy these open, supportive discussion groups, meet other moms and share your experiences!

Bring a blanket for your baby to play on. Snacks for parents will be provided.


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April Sadhana Vinyasa Yoga Schedule

Every Friday Night 6:15-7:45pm Sadhana Vinyasa Yoga Classes

April 4th with Anna - Chakra balancing class based on the elements ocean, earth, wind, and fire. We’ll move through flow asana, pranayama, and meditation based on the elements, with a focus on balancing the associated chakras

No Sadhana Vinyasa April 11th

April 19th with Larry - Chakra Tuning

April 26th with Mary - Pranayama, Meditation and Chanting

Sadhana (“accomplishing”): spiritual discipline leading to siddhi (“perfection” or “accomplishment”). 

These 90 minute vinyasa classes are mini-workshops, comprised of 1) Yoga Philosophy, 2) Meditation, 3) Guided Asana, 4) Freeform, 5) Deep relaxation. Teachers will have the freedom to “workshop” anything that would be interesting to our students. Specific types of asanas, yin or restorative, specific philosophy focuses, etc. These classes will be an opportunity to introduce our students to deeper yoga experiences than we touch on in a regular vinyasa class. Each class will have a different focus. All of the Shanti Yoga Shala Vinyasa teachers will rotate teaching these classes.  $15 drop-in or one class card class

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Yoga for Runners 6-Week Series

runners3Fridays 6:30-7:30pm,                           April 4th – May 9th                with Patricia

Adding yoga to your running routine can help to improve flexibility, strengthen joints, assist in injury prevention and recovery, and increase endurance. This 6 Week Yoga for Runners series will focus on postures to help with common runner complaints, including tight hips, quadriceps and hamstrings, while increasing core strength and focusing on deepening your breath. Explore how yoga can improve your running and bring balance to your body!

Click here to register online or call 215-923-9642


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Postnatal Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes


Postnatal / Mom and Baby Yoga 

with Shiya and Baby Jackson

 Thursdays 11am-12pm 

“Your life is transformed with a new born baby, often in unexpected ways. The experience of giving birth calls for a new integration of your physical and spiritual well-being, so gentle yoga-based movements with your baby can help you, gradually and safely, to recover not only your figure and your muscle tone, but your strength from within. The flow of your breath in yoga and the stillness of deep relaxation with your baby can open up a steady, calm path ahead in the midst of all the emotions that new mothers inevitably go through.” ~ Francoise Barbira Freedman, Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Babies 6 weeks to crawling. Bring your little one to enjoy an hour filled with breathing techniques to calm you and your baby, gentle baby massage and stretches, asanas for the Mommy, community building and sharing and more! $15 drop-in or $50 for 5 classes.

Click here for more information about the course or email

**Pre-registration required. Please register online or via phone (215-923-9642).

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200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

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April – October 2014 

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FREE Information Session Saturday February 8th, 12:30-1:30pm RSVP to

Learn to teach yoga with this the foundational 200 hour vinyasa yoga teacher training program.  This course is ideal for serious students of yoga and aspiring teachers.

The Shanti Yoga Shala 200-hour in-depth vinyasa yoga teacher training is a 6 month long intensive program in which our highly qualified and experienced teachers will lead you as you learn and develop the skills, tools, knowledge and compassion to teach safe, energetic and empowering yoga classes. This training program covers yoga philosophy and scriptures, history of yoga, introduction to Sanskrit, introduction to anatomy, practice teaching sessions, study groups, mentor guidance, quizzes, midterm and final tests, and all aspects of the Shanti Yoga Shala Vinyasa practice. Click here for more information.

Application Process: All interested applicants must  submit a,complete application (click here for application page), along with a $100 application fee.  In order to receive the early registration price, your $500 deposit must be made in full by the early registration date.  Enrollment is limited and we may accept last minute applications only if there is space in the program

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Shanti Yoga Shala Specials

updogNew Student Special: $50.00 for 3 weeks unlimited Yoga (not valid for the beginner course or Mysore)

Pay-it-forward Yoga Special: Bring a friend (new student) to class and receive one free class and 10% off your next class card purchase if the friend buys a 3-Week New Student Vinyasa Pass.

New Student Mysore Student Special for 1st Month of Mysore $120! January ONLY!

Purchase online or in the studio

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  • Yoga Philosophy Yoga Philosophy Our yoga philiosophy classes are offered by Balarama Chandra Das. Balarama lives a life dedicated to sharing the beauty of Ayurveda, Yoga, Thai Massage and Conscious food preparation. Join us for weekly ($12 drop-in) Yoga Philpsophy Classes touching on topics such as; The Bhagavad Gita, The Yoga Sutras, Ayurveda and more.
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  • Off the Mat into the World Off the Mat into the World Off the Mat, Into the World™ (OTM) is a program that aims to inspire and guide you to find and define your purpose and become active in your local or global community in an effective, sustainable and joyful way.

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