Shakti Sharanam Yoga Shala is located in the mountain community of Crestone, Colorado, a place known for its many spiritual centers as well as its stunning natural setting at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Shakti Sharanam is a Sanskrit phrase meaning 'a refuge for sacred energy'.
The center is dedicated to upholding the purity of yogic tradition and exemplifying it as a life practice. Shakti Sharanam embodies a rare synthesis of ancient yogic principles and contemporary environmental sustainability. The project was intentionally designed from the ground up to host students for custom courses of study.
The strawbale structures are powered and heated with solar energy and the natural building materials provide a pure environment for study and practice. Shakti Sharanam has been a long-time feature of the Crestone Energy Fair home tour, as well as part of the Camino de Crestone pilgrimage tour.
Practicing with Annie at Shakti Sharanam offers a rare opportunity to study with a senior Ashtanga teacher in an intimate setting. Crestone’s peaceful setting and sweet community provides the ideal environment to deepen one’s yoga practice.