Shree Yoga Taos is a unique yoga studio in many ways. For one, the studio is located in an old Taos Adobe built in the early Twentieth Century with Depression Era details. Our Puja (altar) is set on a Works Progress Administration style fireplace holding the central focus of the practice space which, with it’s hard wood floors, thick adobe walls, stucco interior plaster, and vigas on the ceiling, add a special and distinctive charm to our studio’s aesthetic, all very uncommon for yoga studios in general to say the least. Adding to this special and uncommon charm of Shree Yoga Taos are the many single pane, industrial style, steel framed windows that span every wall of the fourteen hundred square foot space. The plethora of windows permit great light to shine into the space, enhancing the rich colors of the wood floors and ceiling.
The interior decoration was an organic process that began, as many things do, with a mistake. In remedying the horrendous yellow that covered the northern wall for the first couple of seasons we eventually fashioned a color palate of pale gold’s and peaches, rich maroons, royal purple, and olive green. Working with this unique template has given us the opportunity to have custom items built by a master woodworker family member, as well as highlighting empty space with beautiful late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century home décor such as silver candelabras and trays, mirrors, tray carts, and a gorgeous bird cage that adds significant meaning to the practice of liberation in a limited experience.
Photographs of Genevieve by Zoe Zimmerman for Sundara Studios
Other photos c/o Shree Yoga Taos
Shree is located in downtown Taos, New Mexico, on the corner of Historic Ledoux Street.