An Advanced, Complete Practice with Brian Dunn


Thursday Evenings

7-8:30 pm

Jan 10 – Feb 14


Join this special series with Brian to enjoy the full benefits of yoga. He will lead you through a challenging series complete with pranayama and meditation.

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

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Reiki Exchange

Reiki exchanges are wonderful ways to receive Reiki energy, promote relaxation and rejuvenation, and to practice your Reiki skills.  All levels of Reiki practitioners are welcome!

Hosted by Linda Despines, RN Reiki Master/Teacher.  Location: Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh 300 Beverly Road – Pittsburgh PA 15216.  Date: December 18, 2018 *** Time: 7:30 to 9 pm *** Suggested Donation: $15.00 Please RSVP by Monday 12/17/18 to  For more details about the Reiki Exchange, please contact Linda Despines via email.

Please note that the Reiki Exchange will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

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Holiday Chai (and Snacks!)

Holiday Chai (and Snacks!) December 13th  @  11:45 am

Thanks for making 2018 a great year!

We appreciate you being part of our yoga community. Please join us for a holiday get-together

December 13th at 11:45. We will have chai and snacks and enjoy each other’s company. The winning wreath raffle ticket will be drawn at this event. Tickets are only $15 each and proceeds support the HIP Emergency Fund.

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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

Thursday Evenings 5:45- 7 pm with Anne Pillion
Progressive: January 10-Feb 28

$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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Restorative Yoga Workshop

                                                     Restorative Yoga Workshop

with Bev Gray and Susannah Azzaro
Friday, Dec 7 at 7 pm

Ah, the holidays. A time of family, friends, food and celebration. A time when many of us extend ourselves too much, not taking the time to care for ourselves. This can lead to illness and damper your holiday joy. Take an evening to nourish yourself with me and Susannah, and replenish your joy!

Restorative yoga poses help relieve the effects of chronic stress and help you to develop body and mind awareness.  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 with lots of support; no previous yoga experience is required!

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

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Yin Yoga Session Class

Yin Yoga session class
with Tracy Szemanski and Susan Volkar


Nov 7, 14, 28
Dec 5, 12, 19
7:15 – 8:30 pm

$72 walk-in price $16/class

Join us for this Yin Yoga session. We will practice mindfulness, kindness, and inquiry; discover greater balance and fluidity in mind and body, and tap into the benefits of accessing the parasympathetic nervous system. The methodical practice will help to calm the mind and open the body.

No prior yoga experience necessary.
Please pre-register. 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.

Our Fall Community Meditations:

We must skip our community Meditation this September to prepare for the Flea Market! But, we will resume in October!

Dates: October 12th, November 9th, December 7th

~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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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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