About Austin Yoga Shala

stanStan Hafner Private Instruction,  Asanas, Pranayama, Philosophy, Advanced Studies, Certified ERYT 500 johannaJohanna Sullivan Private Instruction, Asanas, Sutras, Chanting, Pranayama, Advanced Studies, Certified – ERYT  500

Austin Yoga Shala was established in 1980. At the time, founder Stan Hafner taught the Ashtanga Yoga of Shri Pattabhi Jois, who chose Austin Yoga Shala as the base location for his third United States visit.

PalapaThe Yoga Shala teaching palapa is a hand built structure, in a garden setting. It is screened and open to the mild climate that we enjoy here in the spring, early summer and fall months. There are walking trails and flower gardens that make the area pleasant and peaceful. We built the studio with the help of students and friends and wanted to keep it small to allow for a intimate atmosphere that is conducive to helping our students feel comfortable and not just part of a crowd. In the event of inclement weather, classes and mentoring sessions are moved into the equally comfortable practice room, in the teacher’s lovingly restored house.

Located in Travis Heights, a centrally located, historic district of Austin, Texas. City parks, hike and bike trails, Barton Springs, sleeping accommodations, popular eateries, small boutique shops, and music, of the finest kind, are located within a comfortable walking distance.

Austin, Tx – Austin Yoga Shala is fortunate in that, since its inception some 38 years ago, the South Congress area, adjacent to our neighborhood, has gone through a modern day renaissance, making the local opportunities for enjoyment, for the most part, a comfortable, 3-4 block walk from Austin Yoga Shala. Other highlights in the neighborhood that should not be missed, like Barton Springs, are a comfortable bike ride’s distance.


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