Healing Services Team Tea and Treats 2/25/19 at 11:30 am – March Specials!

The Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh is dedicated to creating opportunities for your happiness and overall well-being. To further this mission, we are pleased to introduce HIP’s Healing Services Team. This team has extensive experience in the fields of Massage Therapy and Reiki Energy Balancing. Their mission is to support your well-being by offering healing experiences that complement your life both on and off the mat.  

Please join us for Tea and Treats on Monday, February 25th at 11:30 am to meet our therapists and celebrate our collective dedication to well-being.

At HIP, we believe strongly in the benefit of these therapies and will be offering a 20% discount off all Massage and Reiki sessions during the month of March. This promotion excludes the purchase of therapy packages as these are already discounted.
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Yin Yoga Workshop

with Tracy Szemanski and Susan Volkar

March 6th
1 – 3 pm

Join us to experience a Yin Yoga Practice. During this meditative practice we hold poses to elongate fascia. A calming practice for the nervous system.

Please pre-register. 48 hour notice is required for refunds.

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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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Creating an Indoor Spring Garden with Dee Gazdik

February 22nd
1:00 – 2:30 pm

Bring some spring into your home this winter!
Learn how to force flower bulbs to bloom inside.
Bulbs, stones, and containers are included in the price.
Class size is limited to 10
Must pre-register by February 18th. 48 hour notice is required for refunds

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The Bhagavad Gita: Creating Balance in Everyday Life with Kate Mackin

February 20
1 – 3 pm

These days, life can be stressful and we can feel pulled in many different directions. Luckily, the
wisdom contained in yoga’s texts offers us a bird’s eye view of some of the patterns we may feel
trapped in. Learn the background of the famous story and explore the three main approaches it
offers for regaining balance in our lives. Leave feeling hopeful, with a new perspective and more
options to create a peaceful life.

Pre-registration is necessary. 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 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 @ Ldespines@aol.com 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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Community Yoga Class

On-going Donation Class

Starts January 16th, 2019

6-7 pm
Rotating staff
All levels

We are happy to have you as part of the Himalayan community! Please join us for this special class led by our HIP staff.

All proceeds go to our “Moving Our Mission Forward” Fund.

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Beginner’s Yoga

Beginners ImageTwo formats!

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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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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