New Movement, Breath & Meditation Class with Cathy Tuttle

beginning March 14th
Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00 pm

In order to get the most out of our practice, we need to be comfortable and focused. This class will
include postures to prepare the body to sit for meditation. We will also practice pranayama, or breath
work to help clear and focus our energy for a 15 minute meditation practice.

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New Hatha I Class with Melissa Gadrix

starts March 6th

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Hatha I is our most popular class! Join us for a well-rounded practice that will keep your joints healthy,
muscles toned and organs working efficiently. Hatha I classes help improve strength, flexibility and
balance. By incorporating breath awareness into the classes, you will also reduce stress, balance the nervous system and leave feeling refreshed and focused.

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Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools – Faculty Training

WHEN: August 5 – 9 (Mon – Fri) from 1-5 pm

WHERE: 300 Beverly Road Pittsburgh, PA 15216 (412) 344-7434


The Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh is committed to serving schools and educational facilities. We provide support to educators and students by offering yoga and mindfulness training in different modules. This program is designed to help teachers understand how the breathing and relaxation exercises affect physiology and how to teach them to their students.

Students feel better and perform better when they have techniques to manage stress and anxiety. Join us to learn how to bring these techniques into your classroom. This program includes:

  • A framework to understand the objectives of mindfulness and yoga
  • Breath Training – Understand how it brings balance to the system and how to teach it
  • Movement – Learn to lead a class through basic movements
  • Relaxation Techniques – Learn the components and how to teach them

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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.

Our Winter Community Meditations:

The 2nd Friday of each Month

Dates: January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12

~No Fee

~Time: 7pm – 8pm. Meditate for fifteen minutes or stay the whole hour.

We provide chairs, mats, bolsters, blocks, and blankets for your support.


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Tuesday Evening Meditation in March

Meditation, Energetic Self-Care & Energy Balancing Session  7:30 – 9 pm

Relax and Renew with Rev. Linda Despines, RN

Each session is $15. Session schedule: March 12 & 26

Discover the lifetime benefits of meditation
Experience a relaxed body and quiet mind
Learn easy, fun techniques to balance and harmonize your being and
energy field
These simple techniques easily bring calmness and relaxation
Each class includes gentle energy movements & techniques, and a guided
meditation. These are all designed to assist you in building positive
energy habits, and wellness!!!
All Levels of Practitioners are Welcome!!!

Please RSVP Linda Despines @ if you plan to attend
the session by 2pm the day of the session.
I look forward to seeing you!
Please note that the session will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather!!!

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Beginner’s Yoga

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Sunday Evenings  7:30 – 8:45 pm with Jennie Bolas
Ongoing: please come anytime and use your class pass

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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Book Discussion Group

1 – 2:30 pm

Join us for this special discussion group.  As a group, we decide together on a book to read and discuss.   In each session, we read aloud and discuss how the ideas in the book relate to our own lives.  Rather than just being intellectual, this is an organic way to get heart of the spiritual teachings into your own life.

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