The Shakti Yoga Shala is a stunning yoga studio located on the second floor of the beautiful timber frame barn that houses the Big Basin Vineyards winery. It was founded by Samantha S. Brown and her husband, Bradley Brown.

The Shakti Yoga Shala offers several weekly Balanced Action Yoga Classes taught by Samantha S. Brown.  Additionally, the Shala hosts immersions, teacher trainings, special events and workshops inspired by yoga, wine education, and all forms of movement and creative expression. Stay tuned for new upcoming events, workshops, and trainings.
 
The yoga sanctuary sits on the second floor, perched above a tapestry of vineyards below with breathtaking views of the surrounding ridge lines and majestic coastal fog rolling in and out.  In an effort to support its sacred intention, this space itself was constructed with recycled timber and designed in accordance with the sanctified geometry of the site, making sure of its optimal positioning in relation to the 4 directions of its natural surroundings.

 

Shakti Yoga Shala logo

Located in Boulder Creek on 110 acres in the rugged, ocean-cooled Santa Cruz Mountains, Shakti Yoga Shala is one of the most stunning yoga spaces in the world. The Shakti Yoga Shala is named after the Sanskrit word, “Shakti,” meaning, creative power, and “Shala,” an ancient Sanskrit word meaning, a sacred space.

True to its namesake, Shakti Yoga Shala is a sanctuary, a refuge, and a space to inspire creativity, balance, focus, strength, and flexibility, with a dream to create a community that can learn and grow together.

Samantha meditating in The Shala

 

Watch Christina Sell at the Shala

The yoga sanctuary sits on the second floor, perched above a tapestry of vineyards below with breathtaking views of the surrounding ridgelines and majestic coastal fog rolling in and out.  In an effort to support its sacred intention, this space itself was constructed with recycled timber and designed in accordance with the sanctified geometry of the site, making sure of its optimal positioning in relation to the 4 directions of its natural surroundings.

 

Fees and Policies

Mats and props are provided, but we do encourage you to purchase your own mat. 

Please drive less than 20MPH on Memory Lane.

Shala class packages are $100 for 10 classes.

Workshops, trainings and events are priced seperately. Full refunds are given up to one week before the schduled events minus $10 processing fee for day long events and $100 for trainings.

 

Directions to The Shala

From downtown Boulder Creek turn onto Hwy 236. Drive exactly 4 miles and bear right onto China Grade.  Drive 1/2 mile and turn right onto Memory Lane. Drive to the end of the road and continue past the gate to the winery & Shala. Please always drive less than 20 mph on Memory Lane.

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Lodging recommendations:

In addition to the below nearby inns you can camp on our property for $20 per night or we have 2 rustic cabins (nice beds) for $50 per night.  In the center of the property, above the house, we have two nice outdoor showers with limitless hot water and one bathroom.

We recommend booking sooner rather than later and for economizing consider sharing a room with a friend.

Villa Montagne B&B (very sweet & owned by a Shala student)

Boulder Creek Country Club  (single and double room condos available)

The Hartman House  (in the heart of Boulder Creek)

Tent Cabins in Big Basin State Park  (gorgeous state park, the first in CA)

Quality Inn & Suites Santa Cruz Mountains (clean and economical, but in Ben Lomand about 20 minutes away from the Shala)

There is a sweet little health food store in town with a Deli and there are a few restaurants on the main strip on Highway 9. 

2015-2016 Balanced Action Yoga Immersion and Teacher Training

One weekend a month for 6-12 months…

100 hour Immersion (6 months)

Learn to integrate the foundational practices of yoga so that it becomes an even greater healing force in your life.

100 hour Teacher Training (6 months)

Learn to teach the material learned in the Immersion in order to help others to achieve holistic health and well being.


200 Hours combined for a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) liscense through Yoga Alliance.