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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:

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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Wisdom Within The Wound™

This class is FULL!  Please email us at to be added to the waiting list.  Another session will be offered soon- please check back for dates.

Join Sanna Carapellotti, MS, CHt  for the 6-week Wisdom Within the Wound™  course where you will learn to release the memory of any life wound and be ready for any difficult situation; changing your life forever.

Are you trying to come to terms with an emotional event that has hurt you for most of your adult life? It can be something that happened to you when you were young or in the recent past.Are you succeeding in getting over it?

We all face times of emotional distress — a threatened marriage, misunderstandings, being bullied, conflict with Mom or Dad, natural disasters, or tragic death of a loved one. These life situations rattle us; we try to forget them, move on or let them go — and we can’t… What stops us?

If you’re ready to leave the emotional distress in the past and enjoy the freedom of relief, join me for this 6–week workshop: Wisdom Within The Wound™

You will learn how to:

  • Apply Emotional Freedom Technique and other mind-body based strategies to relieve past distress & trauma
  • Realize the 7-hidden influencers that stop you from healing and why letting go does not work 
  • Understand the language of the mind and how to recondition yourself
  • Embrace the Wisdom Within the Wound and free yourself of the pain and stress 
  • Empower yourself with my Repertoire for Resiliency and Supreme SetPoint process for any future challenges and overall wellbeing
You will also:
  • Discover the power of the family trance and how we are powerfully programmed to fall into  emotional traps and feeling stuck
  • Realize the influence of inherited trauma and the burdens you carry as a result of the family bleed
  • Acquire updated energy psychology and brain science information that is making a real
    difference in dealing with trauma memory relief, and learn how to use it to transform your life, in some cases immediately


September 21, 7:00 – 9:30
September 28, 7:00 – 9:00
October 5, 7:00 – 9:00
October 19, 7:00 – 9:00
October 26, 7:00 – 9:00
November 2, 7:00 – 9:00

Cost: 150.00, includes 12+ hours, a copy of the Sacred Journey audio and a guide book to help you

Bonus! Sign up by September 12th to receive a: 30-minute (value 125.00) Complimentary Phone-Consult with Sanna

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Learn to Meditate Course

5:45 – 7 pm
October 4th – 25th
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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Systematic Relaxation Methods

with Chris Molinari
Oct 8
1 – 3 pm

Self-care is becoming a buzzword, but not everyone knows how to implement it effectively and
consistently. At this workshop, you will learn how to truly relax both mind and body, and how
relaxation works, from both scientific and experiential perspectives. The methods taught were
created by ancient sages, and have begun to be validated by modern scientists.

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

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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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Gentle Yoga

with Cathy Tuttle
1 – 2 pm

Are you looking for a gentle yoga class? Are you finding your regular yoga class a little too strenuous? 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.

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