Author Archives: HIP Yoga

Cultivating Winter’s Quiet Glow

with Kate Kill
December 4th
12:30 – 2:30
pm
$30

When we come in sync with winter’s natural rhythms, life affords us a magical time to slow down and connect with an inner warmth and stillness. As darkness falls earlier in the day, we feel a natural impulse to stay in the cozy indoors. Too often, however, we try to keep up the pace, activities and lifestyle habits of other seasons. Join us to learn lifestyle techniques and meditation practices that honor the winter season and afford us space to enjoy this reflective time.

Pre-registration is required. 48 hour notice is required for refunds.




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HIP Winter Benefit: International Food Buffet

Special Guest Speaker: Shelly Craigo
December 8th
6:30 – 9 am
$25 (limited space- please reserve your seat soon!)

Please join us for this special evening of food, fun and community.

“Being a part of a group practice gives us the opportunity to taste the joy of unity; the joy of being an integral part of something bigger, better, brighter, and more enlightened and powerful than ourselves. It is this experience that eventually instills our minds and hearts with vision and courage to bring an extraordinary change both in the world inside us and outside us…”
—Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph D

About the event:
Become a force of change!  Humanity has endured cycles of prosperity and impoverishment, peace and darkness, ingenuity and stagnation, spirituality and science, for centuries. Where we are today in this process of growth and decline may be seen as we observe—both externally and internally—the qualities of fear, anger, sorrow, and greed, and their and internally—the qualities of fear, anger, sorrow, and greed, and their proportionate interplay with those of love, compassion, and joy.

Now is the perfect time for aspiring souls who believe in the power of collective consciousness—one that is positive, vibrant, and focused, and fills our consciousness with inner abundance and fulfillment—to take personal yoga practice to the next level.

Shelly brings a message and a practice from Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute.




 

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Restorative Yoga Workshop

with Bev Gray
Sunday, Nov 19
4 – 6 pm
$30

Restorative yoga poses help relieve the effects of chronic stress and alternately stimulate and soothe the organs of the body, improving digestion and promoting a sense of peace. During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to quietly rest in soothing and supported postures, using blankets, bolsters and pillows. All postures are done in a passive manner; no previous yoga experience is required.

Class size is limited to twelve students.

Pre-registration is required. 48 hour notice is required for refunds.





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Monthly Community Meditation

Our Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh is a peaceful community
welcome to all. In these turbulent times…let us come together, drop within and meditate…or maybe you have never meditated? You could simply sit in silence. Let’s create a positive energy that will promote peace and carry us throughout our world.

Monthly Meditation to start Friday, November 10, 2017. Please join us on the second Friday of each month…

Time: 7pm – 8pm. Sit for five minutes or stay the whole hour!
Bring: Mat, or props that will comfort. We do offer mats, bolsters, blocks, and blankets for your support.

Please pre-register at the Front Desk

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Gentle Yoga

with Cathy Tuttle
Thursdays 1-2 pm
October 19- Dec 14
(no class Nov 23rd)
$96 for 8 weeks

This class is designed to help students with some physical limitations enjoy a comfortable practice. We will focus on alignment, embodiment, and modifications for those who need them. The class will include classical postures, relaxation techniques, and breath work.

Pre-registration is required. 48 hour notice is required for refunds.




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The Simple Path To Peace

Yogic, Ayurvedic, and Other Practices for a Life Well Lived
with Chris Molinari

May 4th – May 6th

Tuition: $150

Plus accommodations. Please use BOOKING CODE = TSPTP0518 and reserve your accommodations here: https://www.himalayaninstitute.org/retreat-center/accommodations/

Living a simple and peace-filled life is what many people long for, yet often find difficult to attain amidst the noise and chaos of modern society.  In this workshop, Chris Molinari will present a variety of practical and effective daily strategies, techniques and lifestyle practices to help you create and sustain a more simplified life filled with greater peace and joy.

Cultivating a life of inner calm, increased awareness and a clear sense of wellbeing is not difficult, but it does require consistent practice and attention. The simple practices and lifestyle changes offered in this retreat are influenced by the Yogic and Ayurvedic traditions, as well as modern research into the effects of listening to healing music, positive thinking, and healthy processing of negative emotions. Some of the topics that will be covered include systematic relaxation, the Ayurvedic daily clock, home Yoga practice, and characteristics/benefits of healing music. The retreat will also feature a practicum offered by Himalayan Institute senior faculty for students to experience instruction firsthand from a teacher that is well-practiced in the Himalayan tradition.

At the end of the weekend, students will be peaceful and relaxed and leave well-equipped with a “tool kit” of home practices that are designed to support and maintain a more simple and peaceful life.  The “tools” are practical and easy to apply, even for those with busy and challenging schedules. Outside of workshop times, students will have an opportunity to explore the beautiful 400-acre campus, meditate in the Sri Vidya Shrine and enjoy the company of other spiritual seekers.




 

 

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Beginner’s Yoga

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Sundays 7:30 – 8:45 pm
November 5th- December 17

$84 for 7 weeks

More and more people are discovering the benefits of yoga.  Whether you are interested in flexibility, strength, stress reduction or balance, it helps to learn the fundamentals of yoga in a systematic, non-threatening way.

This class will cover the basics of breath awareness and different types of yoga postures (asanas).  Throughout the session we will encourage a healthy connection between breath and posture, increasing body awareness, and ease in movement.  The class will also explore relaxation techniques to increase your sense of well being and balance.





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Learn to Meditate Course

Wednesdays
5:45 – 7 pm
October 4th – 25th
$75
please pre-register

Having a regular meditation practice has many benefits including reducing stress and promoting a healthy brain. This course is designed to help you establish a consistent meditation practice at home. We will take time to find a comfortable seating position, work with refining the breath and explore the idea of focus and concentration. You will also be able to take advantage of other practioners’ feedback and support as they go through the course with you. The course includes weekly instruction, a guided meditation and other exercises to practice at home.




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Young Yogis at HIP

Yoga for children ages 5 to 8 Mondays 4:00 pm – 4:45pm beginning July 3rd                              $8 per class (class packages are available)

Let us engage your young yogis by guiding them through creative Asana postures!

The yoga postures will be adapted to children’s imaginations, using games, partners, and storytelling.We will explore fun ways to continue to build a foundation for their yoga practice. The students will be encouraged to practice at home and to share the benefits of their practice with others.

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Would you like a more challenging practice?

We have a NEW Hatha II/Flow class Mondays from 6-7 pm starting June 5th with Susan Frenchik.

 

We also have the more challenging classes at the following times:

Practice for Power and Strength with Tracy- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30- 9:45 am
Hatha II with Kate- Fridays from 8:45 – 9:45 am
Hatha II with Susannah-Saturdays from 8:30 – 9:45 am
Hatha II with Gene- Sundays from 8:30- 9:45 am

Susan Frenchik, HI-certified yoga since 2009, has been practicing yoga since the late 90’s. She lives with her family in Sewickley and teaches French at Washington and Jefferson College. She firmly believes that joy is an act of resistance. Om namah shivaya.

 

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