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Barbara Verrochi

Shala Vinyasa Yoga

Barbara Verrochi teaches vinyasa yoga, Mysore Ashtanga, pranayama, and meditation. She began practicing Iyengar Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga in the 1990s through study with influential teachers, including Kevin Gardiner, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Eddie Stern, Maria Rubinate, Genny Kapuler, and the Jois family in Mysore, India. She began teaching in 1996, and co-founded The Shala Yoga with Kristin Leigh in 2002. Barbara co-directs and is a faculty member of The Shala’s teacher training and mentorship programs. Her first career as a middle school art teacher continues to inform her work as a curriculum developer, training supervisor, and instructor for health and wellness programs in public schools and universities across the country. Barbara’s classes regularly feature harmonium and devotional singing, all thanks to her beloved teacher Gulum Mohamed Kahn. Her meditation practice and teaching are guided by the work of Sharon Salzberg and Kate Johnson. Barbara lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her beautiful son.