Private Sessions

Ashtanga Workshops

Try our Introductory Special


4 Classes

Best deal for first time students!  Try any of our classes at The Yoga Shala using your 4 class intro package.

Expires 30 days from the day you begin using the package (not from the date of purchase).

All Upcoming Workshops

International retreats, guest teachers, Ashtanga Workshops  intensives, asana clinics and more. There’s something for everyone at The Yoga Shala! 

The Yoga Shala FAQ

How do Virtual Classes work?

ALL of our in person classes are live streamed virtually to enable individuals and groups from all over the world to join us for class. We use the Zoom platform to stream our classes. To register for any virtual classes, click here.

How Often Should I Practice Yoga?

Ashtanga yoga is traditionally practiced 6 days a week, leaving one day for rest. Women should take off 2-3 days during their monthly cycle. Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga has a cumulative effect on the body, and should be practiced a minimum of 3 days per week. As your schedule permits, more days should gradually be added. We receive the greatest benefit when practicing in the traditional manner.

I'm Not Flexible, Can I Still Practice Yoga?

We welcome all type of bodies at our yoga studio in Winter Park, FL (near College Park in the Orlando area). Yoga is a physical exercise that will increase your flexibility over time. You do not need to be flexible when you start yoga - however, over time, you will see your range of flexibility increase.  The regular and consistent practice of yoga will instill a balance between strength and flexibility.

What About Pre-existing Pain & Old Injuries?

While you might feel sore or tired after doing your yoga practice or sometimes even during your yoga practice, it is not necessary to push your body to the point of causing injury. Throughout our lives we primarily tell our body what to do. With time, yoga practice becomes an opportunity to listen to, and respect, what your body wants to tell and do with you. In the event of injury, whether related to yoga or past outside experience, our yoga instructors can recommend many special adjustments, modifications and considerations. Healing is one of the main benefits of yoga practice you will experience over time. By creating and inviting more balance into your overall state of being, a regular yoga practitioner creates the space to allow healing into their body on multiple

How Do I Prepare For Class?
  • Bring your own mat and towel (mats can be purchased at The Yoga Shala).
  • Refrain from eating 2-3 hours before class.
  • Come to class well hydrated. We do not drink water during yoga practice. Drink plenty of water afterward.
  • Inform the instructor of any medical concern or injuries.
  • Please turn off your cell phones.
  • Personal hygiene is an integral part of practicing yoga. Please ensure that you and your gear are clean.
  • Rest from Ashtanga is recommended for women in the first 2-3 days of their monthly cycle (known as ladies' holiday).
  • Honor and respect your limits. Acknowledge that your body and mind will feel different every day; listen to what your body tells you, and practice following your breath.
Is There Parking?

There is parking on site and on the street on circle drive.  We also have access to a large parking lot 30 seconds walk from The Yoga Shala on Circle Drive.

I want to buy this as a gift, what should I do?

Call The Yoga Shala 407-506-4626 and our helpful staff will assist you in purchasing a gift certificate.


Passes are non-transferable, non-refundable and have a three month expiration.

Single Class Drop in


$25 – In Person
$20 – Virtual/Zoom

We know you’re busy, drop in whenever you can.

5 Class Pass


​$115 – In Person
​$90 – Virtual/Zoom

Perfect for yogis who can only make it to a class every week or so.​ 

10 Class Pass


​$210 – In Person
​$160 – Virtual/Zoom

​We’re here to help you develop and deepen your yoga practice.

20 Class Pass


​$360 – In Person
​$280 – Virtual/Zoom

​Commitment issues? Get this pass instead of signing up for a membership. 


​Join the Yoga Shala family. We offer a monthly membership option, both in person & virtually, to help you dig in and take your practice to the next level.

NO CONTRACTS or sign up fees, ever.

Most membership options are auto-renew.  Contact The Yoga Shala if you wish to cancel.

Membership Benefits

5% off most events and 10% off boutique sales.
One free one-class guest passes per month (must be a new student).
Free mat rental if you forget yours when you come in for class.

Contact Krista with any questions at

Unlimited Auto Renew Membership


All Access Unlimited Membership

In person & virtual classes

Monthly Auto Renew

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Unlimited Membership


All Access Unlimited Membership

In person & virtual classes


8x Classes Per Month Membership


All Access Membership for 8x classes per month

In person & virtual classes

Monthly Auto Renew

No CONTRACTS or sign up fees, ever



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​All Access Virtual Membership

Virtual Classes

Monthly Auto Renew

NO CONTRACTS or sign up fees, ever.

I have tried several, if not every, yoga studio in the Orlando/Winter park area... This studio is by far the most unique. Krista is the best teacher I have ever had. Ashtanga yoga is different than most styles of yoga and I have found that it is now the only yoga I practice. Krista has so much knowledge and cares so much for her students to truly learn that it was extremely easy for me to stay at the Yoga Shala permanently. Could not recommend the shala enough!


"No matter how one begins a Yoga practice, when it starts to really work you will inquire into a deeper understanding of what is Yoga. There are very few places that set the context for a daily practice where this inner inquiry can naturally flourish. I’m very thankful to find such a sacred space in The Yoga Shala, directed by Krista Shirley, where my practice feels supported by her guidance and its community.


"Krista Shirley and her staff at The Yoga Shala are by far the best around. Their studio is great! The knowledge you will get and the confidence you will gain is priceless. I am a new student at their studio but I already feel like I am part of their community. I have learned so much about Ashtanga Yoga and about myself and I am forever grateful to this studio for all of it. Please do yourself a favor and visit The Yoga Shala, you will be glad you did.."


I've been practicing yoga for about 10 years, have about 300 hours of training completed, and have practiced at studios all over the country. The Yoga Shala is a traditional studio - it's the real deal if you are looking for authentic Ashtanga Yoga.


Heaven on Earth. You won't find a better, more calming, yoga studio. It's like a warm hug from a close friend every time you arrive. The classes are challenging enough to be exciting but you're also encouraged to take everything at your own pace. Krista is hands down my most favorite yoga teacher ever. If I could fly back to FL 3x a week to take classes from her, I totally would!! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!



Krista Shirley


Krista Shirley is a level 2 authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher, a Pilates Instructor, Body Mechanics/Proprioception instructor and the founder of The Yoga Shala in Maitland, Florida. Krista’s dedication to her personal yoga practice shines through in her teaching. Her energy is contagious and inspiring! Krista specializes in meeting each student where they are.

She aims to help clients create a habit of daily movement practices, improve mobility, increase flexibility and strength, rehabilitate from injuries, work towards mastery of movements, and feel good in their bodies! Krista specializes in helping each student truly integrate the body and mind and gain greater proprioception and body awareness.

Krista is here to help you begin or advance your Ashtanga Yoga journey, Pilates practice, or work on gaining functional mobility through Body Mechanics and looks forward to sharing this transformational and enriching practice with you.



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