About the Shala Yoga & Pilates Centre | West Norwood, Dulwich

about the yoga centre

Founded in 1997 by Californian turned Londoner Gingi Lee, The Shala was one of the capital's first dedicated yoga centres. After 17 years in Clapham, the Shala expanded into a newly refurbished space in a Victorian warehouse in West Norwood, on the fringes of West Dulwich. The beautiful purpose-built new centre opened in February 2014 and incorporates three light-filled studios, a therapy room, reception, changing facilities and a small coffee bar. It has the luxuries of a big yoga centre (showers, underfloor heating, wooden floors), whilst retaining the charm and character of a small independent studio. 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 is also a hub for new life with classes and courses for pre- and post-natal women and for mothers and babies. We offer classes for all ages from 6 weeks old through to teens and seniors.


The Shala is just minutes from West Norwood overground station and is easily accessible from South London's surrounding neighbourhoods including Balham, Brixton, Clapham, 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.


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