Yoga Shala West

An autonomous and interdependent community of ashtanga yoga practitioners in the heart of West Los Angeles

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A Rebirth 04/12/2021

A Rebirth

We are open! In person! In real life! If you have an established ashtanga yoga practice and are looking for a practice home, come join us :)

A Rebirth A Rebirth As we prepare to re-open the shala for in-person practice, I’ve been reflecting on the lessons this past year has taught us and how we can integrate them as we take small steps forward to…

Yoga Shala West updated their business hours. 04/12/2021

Yoga Shala West updated their business hours.

Yoga Shala West updated their business hours. 07/06/2020

Physical Distancing Led Classes - YouTube

Here's a taste of what we've been up to these last few months. Let us know if you'd like to join in


Yoga Shala West is going virtual from now till the first weekend of April! Let us know if you'd like to join our morning self-practice :)


Micah working his magic ✨ Join us next Saturday at Yoga Shala West- event link in comments 😊

[01/13/20]   It's an honor to hold space for this powerhouse of women to come together


Yoga Shala West


Yoga Shala West


Half Primary + Intro to Second Series of Ashtanga Yoga (90 minute practice)

Enjoy this invigorating practice, offered as a gift from the shala to all you home practitioners out there

In this video, Pranidhi leads 5 YSW students through half primary and the first part of second series. Join us for this invigorating practice! Visit http://y...


Yoga Shala West's cover photo


A joyful 2018 to all, from the Yoga Shala West family! May we all revel in love

Shala Retreat 2017 12/09/2017

A weekend of practice, community, and love in Frazier Park :)

A weekend of practice, community, and love in Frazier Park :)

2nd birthday celebration! 09/11/2017

2nd birthday celebration!


Happy 2nd birthday YSW!

Happy 2nd birthday Yoga Shala West!


Yoga International

This is what a yogi looks like! Honored to be included in this group of pioneers :)

Fill in the blanks and join the #IDY2017whatayogilookslike Challenge!

Please post a video and/or photo to Instagram, on or before June 21, using this prompt: "I'm making yoga accessible by _________. My name is ________, I’m from _________, and this is what a yogi looks like."


Ladies Holiday Practice- 30 minute gentle practice during period/menstruation

ICYMI- Pranidhi's go-to ladies holiday sequence :)

This is a sequence I love to practice when I'm on my ladies holiday! Link to the chair used in this video:


Thank you Sheela for a beautiful evening!


garbha pindasana- YSW led class!

Lots of beautiful laughter yesterday as we rolled around on the ground ;)

[03/17/17]   Over the past 21 days, the Yoga Shala West family has engaged in heightened commitment. Collectively, we challenged ourselves to come to the shala as much as possible for practice. Many of us also took on personal challenges, and we held ourselves accountable by making a pledge to contribute to a service-based organization or perform acts of kindness at the end of the three weeks. During this time, we practiced more asana, pranayama, and meditation, we took longer rests, we slept more, we laughed more, we hugged more, and strengthened our community. Upon successful completion of our challenge, I'm filled with immense joy and gratitude to report that we raised $1000 for Yoga Gives Back (!!) as well as smaller contributions to Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and other orgs, and we'll be performing acts of kindness over the next few weeks. BOOM! #adifferentkindofpracticechallenge


Oh hi March! Led class love at Yoga Shala West 02/14/2017

Social Enterprise Meets Ashtanga: Yoga Shala West - Interconnected Strategy

Thank you Interconnected Strategy for this opportunity to share the shala's mission 🙏 How Pranidhi Varshney built a social enterprise yoga studio, with an alternative, community-based fee structure based on her commitment to inclusiveness. 02/01/2017

An Interview With Pranidhi Varshney

Thank you to SF Yoga Magazine for sharing the good work of Yoga Shala West! By Stephanie Santos I met Pranidhi Varshney at the Ashtanga Confluence in San Diego almost a year ago. She probably wouldn’t have remembered me, as you meet so many people over the three days, but I remembered her. Her Primary series practice seemed effortless, even joyful...


Thank you Kate for sharing the art of ayurveda with us! We're feeling inspired to integrate these insights into our yoga practice and daily lives

108 Surya Namaskar 2017! 01/02/2017

Happy new year from all of us at YSW :)

Happy new year from all of us at YSW :)


Beautiful handmade scarves and other crafts directly from YGB-supported women in India! At the shala this week, just in time for holiday gifting :)

YGB team visited an artisan group in a rural village of West Bengal. These women are mostly illiterate but extremely talented in stitches. We have brought many of their gorgeous silk scarves to support them to sustain their income earning work. Today, Pranidhi Varshney at Yoga Shala West Los Angeles, offered to sell these items at her studio. We are blessed to have supporters like Janice Hill who already got a few pieces. If you are interested in any of these gorgeous silk scarves, email us at [email protected]. Shop for an excellent cause!!


Mysore rugs are here!! Come gift yourself, your fellow yogis, and the shala all at the same time :) 10/17/2016

Teachers at the Forefront of Conscious Yoga Business Models

Thank you Summer Allgyer for this recap of our conversation about conscious business practices within the yoga community. What a joy to have Raja Michelle, Kayoko Mitsumatsu, Micheline Pierrette Berry, and Melanie Klein at the shala sharing about their pioneering work! Teachers who use their yoga business models to give back.


Our hearts are so full from yesterday's celebration. Thank you to all who shared so courageously during our gratitude circle, for illuminating the ability of PRACTICE and COMMUNITY to hold us through the breadth of human experience


Happy first birthday Yoga Shala West family! We love you


Yoga Shala West's cover photo


Worlds collide in the most beautiful of ways! Thank you to ServiceSpace and Resonant Soundscapes for blessing Yoga Shala West with your presence this weekend!


A big thank you to the wonderful panelists and participants who engaged in our The Business of Yoga: Aligning with our Values conversation! Great insights, connections, and community :)
-with Melanie, Raja, Micheline, Kayoko, Summer, Edie, Laura, and Amy


Yoga Shala West's cover photo


Thank you to Sheela Bringi and the students who filled the shala with beautiful vibrations this month


Chateau Renault - Guruji explaining the Opening Prayer (for translation)

A wonderful discourse on the opening mantra :)

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Happy 2nd birthday YSW!
garbha pindasana- YSW led class!





11271 National Blvd, Ste B
Los Angeles, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 10:45am
Tuesday 7:30am - 10:45am
Wednesday 7:30am - 10:45am
Thursday 7:30am - 10:45am
Friday 7:30am - 10:45am
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