About Us


The Dhira Yoga Center and Shop is a family run enterprise offering playful and challenging, heart centered yoga classes and beautiful, inspired art on its yoga apparel, gifts and  accessories. Michael has practiced yoga in the Krishnamacharya lineage for 30 years and Sofia began creating beautiful art as a child. Our aim is to share the lightness, the joy, the bliss and the beauty of our practices.

     Our philosophy, classes, apparel, accessories and gifts are meant to inspire as well as bring a smile. Have a look around and you will find, replete with levity, asanas, mudras, pranayama, devas and all things yoga designed to inspire and amuse. Listen closely while you look around the Shop and you will hear the echo of the words of the Spiritual Master and Yogi, Swami Satchidananda,  “Above all else, yoga is fun!”

     Our name, “Dhira”, is the name given to the playful and mischievous Hanuman, and the Supreme destroyer of evil in India’s Great Ancient Epic, The Ramayana. Hanuman, or Dhira, is the God of Strength, Courage and Devotion. Hanuman can be found, shifting his form, around every corner of the Dhira Yoga Shop and also, most playfully, in our classes.

     We hope you will discover, and enjoy, the play, the beauty, the lightness and a bit of the mischief, found in our offerings!

Namaste, Michael and Sofia