Shala translates as school in sanskrit.
Circle Yoga Shala is a School for Yoga, Creative Movement, and Self-Inquiry in Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains. We are a Member School of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and a registered school with the National Yoga Alliance providing 200RYT, 500RYT and CEUs. We also specialize in developing movement strategies from the simple to the complex to the spontaneous. We work with professional athletes and are consultants on Team Slukova' and Hermannova', Czech Republic's Olympic Women's Beach Volleyball team.
The philosophical basis for our teaching comes from 'East meets West': the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Pancha Maya Model, the Five Elements, the Kleshas, the Gunas, Ayurveda, and the Enneagram, as well as evolutionary theory, neuroscience and bio-mechanics, and Integral Psychology.
At the heart of all we do is contemplation, self-observation, and service.
The school is also a living farm. The property consists of approximately 1/2 acre organic vegetable gardens, edible flowers and herbs, an orchard, chickens and horses. The Shala is an approved farm with the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms Organization, WWOOF.
We focus on sustainability practices, including composting and water conservation. Life here is a living example of the inter-connectedness of all things.
All meals are served in part from the farm and constructed with an understanding of Ayurveda, and the most current scientifically backed practices in nutrition.
We can accommodate up to 20 people residentially at the Shala for scheduled events only. There are spaces available for couples.
Sign the waiver below (red link bottom right page) if you plan to visit the Shala for any reason/activity.
Cellphone services: Verizon (good coverage), AT&T (spotty coverage).
Wi-fi available at the main house and on the porch.
NO PETS ALLOWED. We have plenty for your enjoyment!
What to Bring
Bed linens (queen for private and twin for dorms)
Personal yoga mat/gear
Personal hygiene items
Additional suggestions: medications, EpiPen if needed (bees), outdoor shoes for hiking, bathing suit (if summer), layered clothing, flip-flops/shower shoes, journal. Basically, whatever you personally need to feel comfortable.
We provide towels
Please notify us of any food allergies/dietary restrictions within reason before arrival. Do not bring alcohol or any other substance.
Do not GPS our address - GPS will not get you here! Simply, write down directions from our site. It is very easy to find.
Driving Directions for GPS (do not GPS our address!):
Locate Low Gap Cafe in Jasper, AR., on HWY 74, zip code 72641 as the closest point of reference on the map.
Across from Low Gap Cafe, turn south onto Shiloh Rd (you'll see a green highway sign). Shiloh is a paved road for the first mile and immediately proceeds up hill. Go exactly 2.2 miles (the last 1.2 miles will be gravel) to our driveway on the right. As you approach you will pass a beach volleyball court on the right then a barn followed by the driveway to the Shala. Vegetable gardens are on both sides of the drive once you enter the property.
Parking: Upon entering the circle driveway, turn to the right and proceed behind the 2 story barn. **Face the volleyball court, make tight multiple rows (You'll see signs on my hitching posts for assistance. Do not block the hitching posts).
Phone: (870) 861 - 5175