Donation Based Yoga Classes

For Immediate Release

South Lake Tahoe, California - The Tahoe Yoga Shala is raising donations to support the South Lake Tahoe community. In September 2016, Tahoe Yoga Shala (the Shala) began offering two weekly donation based yoga classes to support local organizations.

"We strive to be a home place where both residents and visitors gather and explore the body-mind connection,” says Laura Josephy, owner of Tahoe Yoga Shala. “I envision the Shala making connections throughout the community in acknowledgement and support of the unique way each organization makes an important difference in our town.”  

Donation classes currently meet on Monday from 3-3:45pm and on Wednesday from 9:30-11am. All are welcome and no one is turned away for lack of donation. The Monday class with Kacey Davy is focused on yoga philosophy giving students a unique opportunity to connect with Sanskrit’s timeless sounds through the chanting of the Bhagavad Gita and other selected texts. The Wednesday Ashtanga Level 1 class explores basic yoga postures and breath practices with the Shala owner, Laura Josephy.

100% of the donations made in place of Shala membership fees benefit a rotating organization. To date the Shala has collected over $2500 in donations that have benefited the League to Save Lake Tahoe, Mitch Underhill Mountain Fund, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless, and Sierra Avalanche Center. During the months of April and May, the Shala will be raising awareness and funds for Firefly Yoga International, a non-profit whose mission is to develop the first international network of yoga teachers trained to provide yoga to trauma survivors at the point of care.

Tahoe Yoga Shala is located at 585 Tahoe Keys Boulevard, Suite F1A. To learn more about donation classes offered at the Shala, please visit