Valerie Schneiderman (ERYT-500) has studied ashtanga yoga for over 28 years and was the owner/director of The Yoga Shala in Ridgefield, CT from 2001 to 2018. Valerie believes that the traditional yogic teachings of mindful movement, breathing technique and meditation are of benefit to all interested practitioners, regardless of age, technical ability or level of experience. At its heart, Yoga is about getting to know one’s true nature…a place of joy, stillness, abundance and well being. Valerie’s goal as a teacher is to gather people together in community and share the traditional teachings that have been transformative in her own life…those practices which enhance and support mental, physical and spiritual growth and well-being. It is with a deep sense of gratitude and commitment to the teachings, that she invites interested students to join her on retreat at Menla.