Shira has been teaching yoga at Namaste since 2015. Her classes weave together her passion for spirituality, creative expression, and social justice. Each class is different yet all take a trauma informed approach with an emphasis on proper alignment, deep engagement, and eclectic sequencing. She focuses on building strong relationships with her students through her authenticity and genuine excitement for their growth. She breaks down conventional notions around what it means to be a yogi and encourages students to find their own unique embodiment and flow of the practice. Each class she hopes students leave feeling transformed and with a deeper sense of union in their mind, body, and spirit.
As her yoga practice developed she continued to delve deeper into other forms of spirituality and connection. Recently she’s been studying women’s health and feminine empowerment. She is committed to helping others harness their creative, sexual, and spiritual gifts to help them achieve balance, peace, and liberation. She offers guidance, practices, and healings that focus on helping women get in touch with the natural rhythms of their bodies and in tune with the cycles of the moon.
Shira Barlas instructs the following:
HATHA :: All Levels
A steady practice with focus on proper alignment and holding of poses to engage, building strength, stamina, flexibility and balance as well as improving concentration and breath control.
**Introducing twists, some backbends, approachable inversions and the usage props (blocks, straps), this class is suitable for, and potentially challenging for ALL LEVELS as it can be taken as easily or deeply as one's body demands on a given day.