Be sure to wear white or neon for extra glowability! We'll also include group poses, challenging poses, we'll play fun yoga games, practice partner acrobatics, and flying partner yoga, all while building confidence and self-esteem, as well as a strong and healthy bodies.
Ever since, I have discovered that yoga is constantly transforming my mind and body. I traveled and lived in Indonesia for two years, where I gained a different perspective and understanding of yoga. I realized that I could easily travel, learn, teach, and live with this practice in my life. I felt inspired to share its healing nature. I am grateful and excited to springboard my yoga career and experiences in Pittsburgh.
I feel empowered to provide guidance for a complete and present practice for all levels of yogis, along with intuitive hands-on assists. Erin believes in embracing life - learning, growing and finding the joy in every opportunity.
She first discovered the joy exercise brought her at age 11 as she followed along to her mother's step aerobics DVDs and 15 years ago she attained her first certification as a spinning instructor.
Since then, she has learned and grown her teaching to include boot camp, strength conditioning, personal training and yoga. Erin loves the way yoga brings a balance and connection to the body, mind and spirit that she finds is unlike any other form of fitness. She is always looking for ways to expand personally and in her teaching through reading, workshops and trainings. Erin strives to bring the lessons and observations she experiences in teaching and on her mat into her daily life.
Some days can prove to be easier or harder than others and this is the amazing gift of yoga being a continual, evolving and living practice to grow in. Erin really enjoys her work as the intranet manager at her company and loves to spend family time with her husband, two boys and dog hiking and playing in the woods of the Laurel Mountains.
Amy completed her teacher training in with South Hills Power Yoga in Dormont, PA because she wanted to share the benefits of yoga with others, including the strength, courage, clarity, and peace she found on her own mat.
Since then, she has taken additional trainings and workshops including hands-on assisting, chakra work, meditation, and, the Love Your Brain training in Pittsburgh.
She believes in giving back to her community so, in , she founded the power yoga class at her neighborhood library, and, in , she is launching Pittsburgh Hero Yoga , a free yoga program for the first responders in the City of Pittsburgh. When she is not on her mat, she can be found teaching music in a local middle school, snuggling with her dog, or forcing herself out of her comfort zone.
I first became interested in yoga in , completed my first home practice via DVD in , and finally made my way into a power yoga studio in Clearly, it took me some time to find a community to practice in, but once that relationship formed, there was no walking away from it. I found a strong and caring community in yoga, filled with wonderful friends and mentors.
Because of this experience, I found new friends to share my practice with and new adventures to take it on, including teaching at local studios, flying in acro yoga, and instructing from a standup paddleboard down at the Point.
Yoga has been one of the most amazing journeys I have been blessed to take. Yoga is not only physically a good workout, but has so much more to offer your heart and mind. Along with the physical practice I have found yoga can be a very spiritual practice.
Yoga has truly has changed my life off my mat in more positive ways than I can describe. Since incorporating these ideals into my life I decided to complete my hour yoga teacher training with SHPY in My decision to deepen my own practice, lead me to discover my desire to share the knowledge I attained in the training through teaching others. Growing up as an athlete and a dancer, Amanda was exposed to many different forms of exercise.
Her first introduction to yoga was through her aunt who became a registered yoga teacher when Amanda was just 10 years old. After shying away from yoga for many years, Amanda was looking for a lifestyle change when she was twenty-two years old. She stumbled across a yoga blog online and was amazed by the advanced postures.
Deciding to take a class, she was surprised not only by how much better she physically felt, but also the calmness and peacefulness that came with the practice. Immediately she was hooked, and knew from that moment on she needed to share her passion for yoga with others.
Amanda continues to explore different forms of yoga through her practice and by attending trainings and workshops. She hopes that she can share with her students lessons learned from experience, and aims to cultivate a sense of peacefulness and acceptance through the ever-changing transitions of life - both on and off the mat. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years.
Currently, I am part of a private practice providing psychotherapy to adults who struggle with a variety of conditions, ranging from stress and anxiety to depression and low self esteem. Although I consider the work that I do to be very rewarding, it can take a toll on me physically sitting upwards of 12 hours a day! I knew I needed to find something to take care of myself so I could be of the most service to my patients. Two years ago, I walked into a power yoga studio, not knowing what to expect.
I moved through the postures the best I could, tried to "connect to my breath" and slow the flurry of thoughts that were running through my mind. However, as I laid in the final resting pose, savasana, I found it - this blissful, peaceful calm that I had been looking for. After that first class, I was hooked. Through practicing yoga on a consistent basis, I am able to be a better friend, family member, wife and therapist.
By "filling up my tank" first, I have more to give to others. At the end of , I began to feel as though I wanted to do more with yoga - to find another way to help others and hold space for them outside of the clinical setting.
I decided to enroll in South Hills Power Yoga's teacher training program and in July of , I became a certified vinyasa yoga teacher. I am so excited to help others find acceptance, encouragement, humor and lightness and support through this practice.
Originally from Monterey, California, Cora began a regular yoga practice while living in Virginia. Her teachers drew from different traditions, including Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Dharma Mittra.
Cora enjoys teaching adult classes, and has also discovered a love for helping parents share a community practice along with their babies and little children. They also remind her to integrate yoga in all aspects of life. I was initially drawn to yoga while living in Oklahoma and began practicing at a local gym as a way to exercise and decompress from the constant noise and demands of my retail management job.
It wasn't until years later though that my practice began to truly develop into something deeper. I moved across country, enrolled in graduate school, and changed careers, and I found that after the dust of change began to settle, I needed some time to figure out how all these new pieces fit together. I dedicated the next year after graduate school to self improvement and discovery, which brought me back to yoga and into a heated power yoga studio for the first time.
Through a dedicated home and studio practice, I have found a new level of strength and inspiration, learning the importance of being present, living in each moment, and appreciating the process. It has been through these lessons learned on the mat that I have rediscovered the power of believing in yourself and your own worthiness, and it's my desire to help others by inspiring them with the same message.
A lifelong yinzer, Lee first encountered yoga in while attending the University of Pittsburgh. Lee had been an athlete throughout his life, and as his yoga practice became more consistent, he appreciated how it allowed him to strengthen muscles without moving weights and enhance cardiovascular strength without running sprints.
As a neuroscience major, Lee also came to appreciate the research-based evidence linking mindfulness and yoga to a long, health-filled life. After graduating, Lee left academia in order to become a residential contractor. He loved the challenge of creating something with his own hands, yet he soon felt the physical wear-and-tear of the job taking a toll on his body.
He found that yoga provided balance in his life, and he appreciated its ability to maintain, strengthen, and heal his body from the physical demands of his job. As his practice deepened, he began to turn his attention to learning more about yoga, its history, and the sequences done in class.
He also wanted to find a way in which he could become an ambassador of yoga to those who might not have considered the practice as a form of exercise that was right for them. He is particularly grateful for the opportunity to teach at his home studio at South Hills Power Yoga, and he is excited to help continue to grow the Pittsburgh yoga scene!
Fast forward and I have now completed my hour power yoga training in July of and attended hundreds of classes and multiple workshops at both SHPY locations.
Obviously, something changed my uninformed dogmatic perspective that first hot, sweaty power yoga class…. The physical asanas of power yoga fulfill my need to strengthen and work my body and the spiritual element quiets my mind and cultivates peace both on my mat and in my life.
The mind-body connection that yoga offers is unique and life-altering. The yoga community that Stacey has established at SHPY is amazing and that is what has kept me coming regularly for years.
The atmosphere of acceptance, non-judgment, and support are demonstrated by all teachers and are present in each class. Friendships have been initiated and grown from this yoga studio and this is one of the main reasons that propelled me to want to become a teacher. Yoga is based on love, acceptance, and unity. Can you imagine if more people in our world embraced these basic principles?
It starts with one person sharing this philosophy with another person and through my teaching I hope to achieve this goal each class. Most recently I worked with children with special needs in a school setting and established a yoga program in the classrooms of my students.
I have officially converted my oldest daughter to loving yoga and I am working on my second one. I love to be outside and enjoy nature, whether it is taking my two Shih Tzu dogs for a walk or doing impromptu handstands in the lawn. I look forward to a lifelong yoga practice of learning and sharing, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to do that as a teacher at SHPY.
Michael completed his hour teacher training with South Hills Power Yoga in His Power Yoga classes combine the insights of traditional yoga philosophy with a fast-moving, athletic practice. To balance the warming, strenuous movements of Power Yoga with quieter, longer-held poses, Michael earned a hour Yin Yoga certificate from Bernie Clark in Whether his class is energetic or restorative, the goal of his teaching is simply to help the mind move more effectively with the body.
When he is not in the yoga studio, he is generally studying or teaching the philosophy of medieval Europe and China. Elizabeth is a wellness enthusiast. She earned her Associates degree in Dietetics from the Community College of Allegheny County in and loves to share her knowledge of healthy living with everyone she meets.
Special Needs for kids of varied abilities. This yoga class is for children of varied abilities and needs. Classes encourage social interaction in a safe and welcoming environment that meet children on their own unique level. Each class ends with relaxation time and foot rubs. Class size is limited to 8 children and is 30 minutes long. Learn effective yogic tools to handle stress, anger, anxiety, depression, and other challenges facing teens.
Practice breathing techniques to calm, energize, and balance the nervous system, practice flowing sequences, challenging poses, partner and group poses, restorative yoga, and deep relaxation. Dive deeper into the history and philosophy of yoga, sanskrit, and meditation. Students will develop compassion and self-confidence, empowering them to be agents of peace in the world.
Class is 1 hour and is by appointment only. Yoga is a great activity that you can do with your child no matter what age! Partner poses are emphasized, ensuring great bonding time.
We'll also include group poses, challenging poses, we'll play fun yoga games, practice partner acrobatics, and flying partner yoga, all while building confidence and self-esteem, as well as a strong and healthy bodies. Self-expression through yoga is encouraged. This class promises fun for the whole family because you can do yoga together forever! Class is 45 minutes for 4 - 7 yr olds and 60 minutes for kids 8 and up.
Strengthen mind, body and spirit in preparation for labor and delivery with a class designed to help expectant moms deepen their experience and enjoyment of pregnancy. Class includes yoga postures to address and relieve the common discomforts of pregnancy; relaxation techniques and breathing exercises to ease fear and anxiety; abdominal and pelvic floor toning to enhance postnatal recovery.
This class is beneficial at anytime during pregnancy. This Pilates-based class is recommended for women at any stage during pregnancy and welcomes all levels. Learn exercises to strengthen the core muscles of the abdomen, gluteus, legs, back and pelvis and help maintain a strong and healthy body throughout pregnancy.
Classes are open level and beginners are welcome. Exercises can be modified throughout the pregnancy to accommodate women at all stages.
Group class size is limited to ensure personalized attention. This power-packed 90 minute class incorporates the best Pilates, Barre and strength training moves to strengthen the core muscles of the abdomen, gluteus, legs, back, arms and pelvis, to maintain a strong and healthy body during all stages of pregnancy, as well as incorporating yoga poses that will soothe and stretch your changing body.
We'll work you hard and spoil you after - this is a great workout for active mommas-to-be! Class is 90 minutes. Restorative Yoga Adults Only. This is the dessert of yoga classes! Experience the zen of the class in restful postures that will relax the body and still the mind, leaving you nourished and well rested. Gentle stretching and melting into bolsters, blocks, blankets, and other props will help parents to find their inner peace and a place of deep relaxation. Class is 90 minutes of pure yumminess.
Kids can practice yoga one-on-one or in a small group with one of our fun and experienced children's yoga instructors. Private classes for families, groups of friends, moms and babies - we can accommodate most groups. Can be held at our space or yours. Class is one hour. Private classes are for up to 3 child participants or 2 adult participants. Additional fee for larger groups. Baby Fingers Baby Sign Language. Join Lora Heller, program founder, to learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents and babies or toddlers.
Go home each week with new vocabulary and new tunes to enhance communication between you and your child! See the research come to life, as music and sign language both aid in the development of language and literacy. Our Phone is and email downdog karmakidsyoga. See Terms and Conditions. Come check out what the HYP is all about. This is a one hour class designed to mirror those postures with the greatest benefits to strengthen and tone your body.
You are going to fall in love with this class. All you need is your yoga mat Special "Thank You" to all who joined the fun as we celebrated our 2nd Anniversary Celebration and Congratulations to all the Winners. We are excited for another amazing year with great friends and beautiful energy.
We hope you enjoy this video we've put together of last Friday's celebration and look forward to celebrating with you next year! Email us om body4yoga. Perspectives Yoga Active Wear. We can make a difference. We can make the world a better place. We can be there for one another. We can bring love and light to a difficult situation. As a token of our appreciation for your kind support, you will receive a commemorative bracelet or necklace specially designed to support this event.
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At the Karma Kids Yoga studio, children are encouraged to "play" yoga and experience how their breath and body move together in a fun-filled way! This list of basic yoga poses for kids serves as an inspiration guide, but please encourage the children’s learn-islam.gq poses for kids often mimic our natural surroundings and may be interpreted in different ways. Some things to consider when you are practicing yoga with your children: Feel free to adapt or change the yoga poses to suit your needs. Are you looking for fun kids yoga class ideas? You’ve checked out our seasonal yoga, holiday yoga, or monthly theme yoga ideas, but you’re looking for something a bit more fun that will also integrate well into your school curriculum? We’ve got you covered! Below is a collection of kids yoga ideas for your home, classroom, or studio.