shala living remedies + curiosities
Our eco-friendly and socially conscious boutique supplies gifts and products that add higher vibrational energies to your lifestyle. Dry leaf teas and herbs are in stock and may be purchased in bulk. Crystals, stones and healing rocks are available alongside beautiful, locally-made prayer malas, all of which can help shift stagnant energies. We offer a small library of poetry and books with gifts that inspire and bring awareness to mindful living. Clothing and local hand crafted arts such as jewelry, pottery, glassware and more can all be found in our sweet space. Come enjoy and share the joys of living yoga!
Honga started practicing her yoga when she had her restaurant of 28 years in Telluride. Physically and mentally she used Yoga to repair her body and her mind. Throughout her years as an avid skiier, climber, runner, mother and restaurateur, she found a home in yoga, bringing her to her breath, in the moment and calm throughout it all.
Honga emphasizes that the practice on the mat is a practice for everyday life. Injuries and surgeries have brought her more devotion to yoga which has been her savior in healing. Yoga has brought her patience and understanding getting her through obstacles with presence, grace and mobility!
Wanting to expand on the idea of living yoga, Honga has taken this path to join with Katie and the Ridgway Yoga Shala to help others find avenues to taking care of their own health. She passionately encourages others to discover things that support your health and compliment their life. The medicines of the earth such as teas, tisanes, food, elixirs, plant medicine and apothecary herbs are available to supplement your daily practice all under the deep guidance and nuturing care of her sweet energy.
Katie is a fifteen year devotional vinyasa teacher and teacher trainer of Shiva Rea’s lineage of Prana Vinaysa. Rooted in teaching a fluid, alignment based and dynamic flow class with rhythmic music and sounds she encourages you to connect with the natural breath of the universal life force- prana. Her classes correlate with the seasons, moon cycles and time of day, allowing an intuitive yet structured practice that leaves you bound to your inner guide, feeling connected to all beings and to a higher divinity. Deeply rooted in the basic principles of sadhana, pranayama and meditation, Katie encourages student to find their own paths in this journey through the roots of practice and following your inner guide. Katie had the privilege of living and teaching in Costa Rica for eight years before recently moving back to Colorado and opening two local business. In an open aired ocean-view studio, she found the importance of finding our energy connecting not only with each other, but with all things in this universe; finding this bond between all elements has driven Katie to continue sharing this passion with as many as possible through yoga, meditation and positive vibrations. Katie is a devoted wife and mother of three beautiful, fun loving and active boys who are passionately supportive and her true original tribe.