Author Archives: HIP Yoga

Live Music Yoga

with Chris Molinari and Jeremy Colbert

March 23
7 – 8:30 pm

Join us for a special night of Yoga! A 90 minute all levels class will be taught by Chris with healing music accompaniment provided by Pittsburgh multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Colbert. The element of live music allows the yoga practitioner to dive more deeply into the practice as the music changes to suit it in real time.

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

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Yin Yoga

with Susan Volkar and Tracy Szemanski
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018
12:30 – 2:30 pm

Join us on a winter afternoon to explore a Yin Yoga Practice. Yin is a passive practice that targets the
connective tissues, ligaments, bones & joints of the body. During the practice, we will integrate essential oils to enhance healing, balance & well being.

No prior yoga experience necessary.

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

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Yoga After Work

with Susan Frenchik
Mondays 6-7 pm
Jan 22 – Feb 26

Join us after work for a challenging class designed to work out the kinks. Get your body
moving again after sitting all day and enjoy some time away from the computer focusing
on your breath and being in the present. Leave this hour long class feeling focused and
like yourself again.

Please pre-register

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Yoga and Lifestyle Management Course

with Kate Kill
Jan 24 – March 7th (no class Jan 31)
7-9 pm

The course is a comprehensive approach to yoga and lifestyle management.  Learn yoga techniques to relieve stress and build resilience physically, emotionally and mentally.  With a basic understanding of how the tools work, you will be able to incorporate them into daily life for more ease and efficiency. The course will include a link to guided relaxation and meditation practices to practice at home.

About Kate

Kate serves as President on the Board of Directors for the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh and is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.  Drawing from the Himalayan Tradition, she blends yogic and Ayurvedic techniques to promote wellness on all levels.  Kate enjoys leading corporate seminars and retreats in and out of the country.  She also works with athletes to optimize peak efficiency and students, teaching them mindfulness and yoga practices that they can carry with them throughout their lives.

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Would you like a more challenging practice?

Check out our Hatha II classes:

Yoga After Work- Mondays from 6 – 7 pm with Susan F

Practice for Power and StrengthTuesday and Thursdays from 8:30 – 9:45 am with Tracy

Hatha II- Fridays from 8:45 – 9:45 am with Kate 

Hatha II Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm with Brian (starting Feb 1st)

Hatha II- Saturdays from 8:30 – 9:45 am with Lorri

Hatha II- Sundays from 8:30 – 9:45 am with Gene


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Beginner’s Yoga

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Sunday Evenings  7:30 – 8:45 pm
January 7 – Feb 25

Thursday Evenings 5:45- 7 pm
January 11 – March 1

$96 for 8 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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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
February 15- April 8th

$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:

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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Young Yogis at HIP

Yoga for children ages 5 to 8 Mondays 4:00 pm – 4:45pm                               $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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