Yoga in ‘Da Hood
Residents of Williamsburg, Brooklyn have long maintained a diehard devotion to their ‘hood. Home to microbreweries, skinny jeans and the hipsters who love them, organic/vegan/gluten-free cupcake shops, and now, a yoga studio that fits right in with this manifold mix. Sangha Yoga Shala, a newly opened studio and boutique, offers a mélange of classes that vary from vinyasa to restorative, from prenatal to Pilates, and everything in between.
Sangha Yoga Shala (“community yoga house” in Sanskrit) maintains its commitment to the community in simple ways: toxic-free mat and floor cleaners, in-house recycling bins, using solar heat and energy. And unlike many other studios, Sangha doesn’t provide bottled water for purchase, instead encouraging its students to drink from the filtered tap in cute ceramic mugs, created by a local artist.