North Fork Yoga Shala
Over 20 years ago in 2000, our Founder and Director, Claire Copersino, opened the first Yoga Studio on the North Fork of Long Island, Southold Yoga Centre. In 2014 we became North Fork Yoga Shala, and our path has led us back to our roots – Southold – and our latest magical waterfront Shanti Shack at The Port of Egypt Marina. Additionally, in 2020, we added several Livestream (virtual) Yoga Classes weekly, which we record and make available in our On-Demand Video Library (think Yoga Netflix). So, with three different ways to practice with us, and a variety of options for membership and class cards, you can craft your own schedule of regular time on your mat with us wherever you may roam!
We cannot wait to welcome you to this stunning location whether in person or via Livestream!! Every time we are there it feels like we’ve slipped away on a mini-retreat as we look out across the bay to Shelter Island, feel the light of the sun reflecting off the waters of the Peconic Bay, and in the warmer months bask in the wonderful warm breezes coming off the water through the many open doors and windows. The studio space is uniquely charming and inviting. We are removed from the comings and goings of the world, and yet conveniently located on the eastern edge of Southold easily accessible from points east and west.
Even more magical, (and something we are immensely proud of), is the ever-expanding, warm, welcoming and inclusive community of the North Fork Yoga Shala. We have yogi’s practicing with us who were in Claire’s very first class over 20 years ago, as well as a steady stream of new members who slip right in as instant new members of the fam. We look forward to welcoming you whether you are just passing through or joining us regularly.
- Current State Law requires all people who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 to wear masks when inside our building. Please be ready to present proof of vaccination if you prefer to not wear a mask. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in doing our part to slow the spread and keep our community safe.
North Fork Yoga Shala is a full-service yoga studio featuring a broad schedule of classes to suit all ages and activity levels. Our credo is centered around our belief that yoga is all-inclusive, and suitable for every body. The energy is palpable from all the many practices that have taken place in this space for countless years. Our Instructors all have a minimum of 200 training hours (with many at the 300 & 500 hour level) and we offer a wide variety of classes. Our instructors are deeply trained and have studied in a variety of lineages, settings and emphases with many extraordinary teacher trainers and yoga luminaries. Claire Copersino (Founder, Director and Instructor) sets a tone that is all-inclusive and accessible to everyone who seeks yoga. It is vital to her that all feel welcome and able to participate in the most appropriate class for them.