Christina Martini, Director, Founder of Shala Santosha Ashtanga Yoga & Welllness offers the opportunity to study and practice in a sacred place with a growing family (sangha). We have a beautiful community that practices together to discover and embrace our health, wellness, mental, physical and spiritual well-being through the practice of yoga, breath, meditation and mindfulness through everything we are going through.
Yoga is for everyone. We welcome all levels of practice and all walks of life to come celebrate the gifts of yoga practice. We welcome all who needs healing, transformation and change.
We offer the rich tradition of practice beginning with Mysore, a self-independent personal practice which derives its name from the city in India. The practice of Ashtanga Yoga emphasizes synchronizing the whole body and mind with the power of our breath (pranayama) with the movement of postures (asana) gracefully flowing into a moving meditation within a series of postures sequenced holistically to cleanse, detox, purify and heal our whole body, mind and spirit to healthy living. In addition to programs for personal self growth and development, apprenticeship, mentorship for aspiring yoga therapeutic teachers, established yoga teachers, therapists and continuing education hours.
Shala Santosha Ashtanga Yoga & Wellness is dedicated to the traditional teachings of Ashtanga practice through history, lineage and traditions as taught by many great teachers. We honor and deeply respect the teachings of Pattabhi Jois, Manju Jois, Sharath Jois, Saraswati Jois, Nancy Gilgoff and David Williams, David Swenson, Tim Miller and many other senior teachers continuing its richness and true teachings of the practice.
Every day is a new day, and a new beginning for each of us. Whatever today brings , we embrace, nurture and cultivate it with honor, respect and love. Allow yourself the opportunity to create a habit of a healthy mind and body. Yoga brings us to face all visitors that enter our daily life. There is beauty and goodness in every being sick or well, better or worse. We live through it by how we react and breathe.
Lokaa Samasta Sukino Bhavantu, Ohm Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, Namaste.