Author Archives: HIP Yoga

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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Mastering the Basics

with Colleen Dougherty
June 7 – July 26, 1- 2:15 pm
$100 for eight week session

Mastering the Basics is an eight week session class designed for students who may prefer to be introduced to the fundamentals of yoga in a smaller setting. It will be a rudimentary introduction to all aspects of yoga, with an emphasis on breathing techniques, stretching, systematic relaxation, and beginning-level posture work. Mastering the Basics will be limited in size to one or two students, and is intended as a session students will attend only one time. Students must pre-register.

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The Healer’s Journey: Navigating Crossroads, Dead-ends and Potholes

with Kate Kill
June 17th from 1-6 pm

This program is for teachers, healers and lightworkers of all kinds. As we first start to experience the benefits of well-being and connectedness, we are exposed to a new world that holds magical promises. We are inspired to learn more and share with others. We think of all the people that would benefit from this new information and maybe start to imagine a world filled with fresh nutritious foods, lush trees and PEACE. This is where the bliss can begin to fade because it’s not as easy as you would think!

Luckily, this road has been travelled before. Joseph Campbell outlines the “Hero’s Journey,” a journey that heros from myths and traditions of all kinds cycle through for growth. Join us to take a closer look at this adventure and how it plays out in our own life and work. We will also explore common pitfalls and distractions that pop up along the path and find strategies to move forward. Learn to transcend obstacles so that you can contribute more effectively and significantly to your students.

Preregistration is required. 48 hour notice is required for refunds.

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Yoga Philosophy 101

with Chris Molinari
Thursday May 25th 6:30 – 8:30
$30 per person

Yoga is a tradition of self-development, mastery, and understanding, with a history spanning at least 5000 years. Join us for a two-hour informational and practice session covering the aim of Yoga practice, the main types of yoga, and the Yogic model of the mind. The session will conclude with Q&A and a brief meditation practice.

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

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Summer Wellness Yoga for Teenagers ages 12 – 17

Thursdays June 8 – 29
5:45 – 7 pm
$48 for 4 week session

Ending the school year with a deep breath. Are you reflecting on a year of academic stress or social obstacles and anticipation of the next year?

During this 4 week yoga session class, we will focus on deep breathing and an introduction to Hatha Yoga postures to help calm the mind and soothe the body and spirit.

Yoga helps to balance the nervous system and realign posture while providing youth with coping mechanisms to help make potentially stressful social and academic situations less overwhelming.

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

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Restorative Yoga Workshop

Restorativewith Bev Gray
Sunday, June 4th
4 – 6 pm

As the summer months approach, you may find your “fire” ignited as Pitta season begins to make its appearance.  For some, this can lead to irritability, anger, and physical ailments in the digestive system.

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.

Start your Summer season with some self-care.  Renew and restore!

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

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Yoga en français chez HIP!

Le yoga vous tente? Vous êtes francophile/francophone? Venez pratiquer cette discipline sublime en français chez Himalayan Institute de Pittsburgh, 300 Beverly Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Le mardi 18h-19h, le 2 mai au 6 juin 2017
(Tuesdays 6-7 pm, May 2 to June 6)

Susan Frenchik, prof de français, Washington and Jefferson College

HI-certified yoga instructor, Questions? 412.551.0115

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Beginner’s Yoga

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Sundays 7:30 – 8:45 pm
April 30 – June 25 (no class Memorial Day Weekend)

$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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Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

with Kate Kill at the Goddess Garden Center
January 27 – February 3, 2018

Early registration until Sept 30, 2017

$1500 Single Occupancy (waiting list)
$1300 Double Occupancy (waiting list)
$1200 Triple Occupancy
$1100 Dorm Registration

Until Dec 1, 2017

$1600 Single Occupancy
$1400 Double Occupancy
$1300 Triple Occupancy
$1200 Dorm

* Includes accommodations and tuition. Does not include Travel

Costa Rica Room Selection

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Chyawanprash Cookies

From the Himalayan Institute

1 cup butter (2 sticks)
2 cups dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 jar of Chyawaprash

5 cups white flour
3 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Ginger root powder

Raw Sugar

Directions: Pre-heat oven at 350

1. In mixer, cream together butter & brown sugar then add eggs (one at a time). Blend well then add chyawanprash. Use a knife to get it out of the jar.

2. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger and salt; gradually add to the wet ingredients until blended well. Use a spoon to scoop into a medium size ball. Dip one side in raw sugar and place on a lined cookie sheet, sugar side up. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

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