The Echo Park Avenue studio and compound of potter Peter Shire has long been a center of artistic activity. Now it’s also an emerging commercial hub. In March, Yogala Echo Park is scheduled to open with a combination of yoga classes for toddlers as well as adults, workshops and private lessons. Yogala will join The Neighborhood Salon, owned by Ava Shire (daughter of Peter and Donna Shire), that opened up last month in one of the studio spaces fronting Echo Park Avenue.
Yogala, owned by Echo Park resident Samantha Jones, will also offer the opportunity for students to socialize after class, with an hour-long evening session ending with organic wine, cider and snacks. Said Jones via email:
We’ll be offering a wide selection of one hour classes and family programs, it’s yoga designed for the people, the people of Echo Park and its neighbors. We live in the neighborhood—my husband’s family moved here 34 years ago so our almost-two-year-old daughter is a third generation Echo Parker.
Photo courtesy Echo Park Yogala