about the yoga centre

The Shala was founded by Gingi Lee in 1997, as one of London's first dedicated yoga centres. After 17 years in Clapham, the Shala has expanded and taken over a newly refurbished space in a Victorian warehouse in West Norwood, on the fringes of West Dulwich. The beautiful purpose-built new centre, opened at the start of February 2014 and incorporates three light-filled studios, a therapy room, reception, changing facilities and a small coffee bar. The centre is just minutes from West Norwood overground station and is easily accessible from South London's surrounding neighbourhoods including Clapham, Balham, Brixton, Tulse Hill, Herne Hill, Dulwich, Crystal Palace, Forest Hill and Croydon. There are direct train links from Victoria and London Bridge, various buses and cycle racks and free parking nearby.


The new space is a sanctuary, peaceful, but vibrant and always warm and welcoming. A dedicated yoga and Pilates space in which to enhance and develop physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. A place to roll out your mat, be part of a community, share, heal and grow.


Our teachers all share a deep love and respect for yoga and Pilates and have a passion for sharing their knowledge. Shala classes are small with plenty of one-to-one guidance and an emphasis on encouraging students to develop an individual practice. Our ethos will always be centred around forming a close personal touch on all that we do. Being independent, sharing the love of the practices, and having a positive connection with like-minded people. The centre will also be a hub for new life with classes for pregnant women and a gradually expanding schedule of family-friendly classes including mother & baby, kids yoga, and much more to come. Watch this spot!


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