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Getting More Out of Your Asana Class:

Understanding How Yoga Works and Making the Most of Your Practice

with Kate Kill

Wednesday, March 7th
12:30 – 2:30 pm

Do you ever wonder why you feel so much better after a yoga class? Most of us are familiar with the physical benefits of yoga, but yoga works on a deeper level. The postures and breath-work affect the way energy flows within us. Join us to learn about “prana” or life energy and how we can work with it in our asana practice. This workshop will be a combination of discussion and practice- please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

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

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Beginner’s Yoga

Beginners Image

Sunday Evenings  7:30 – 8:45 pm
March 4th – April 22nd

Thursday Evenings 5:45- 7 pm
March 8th- April 26th

$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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Live Music Yoga

with Kara Heinrich and Jeremy Colbert

March 23
7 – 8:30 pm

Join us for a special night of Yoga! A 90 minute all levels class will be taught by Kate with healing music accompaniment provided by Pittsburgh multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Colbert. The element of live music allows the yoga practitioner to dive more deeply into the practice as the music changes to suit it in real time.

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

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Yin Yoga

with Susan Volkar and Tracy Szemanski
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
12:30 – 2:30 pm

Join us in welcoming spring by exploring a Yin Yoga Practice. Yin is a passive practice that targets the connective tissues, ligaments, bones & joints of the body. During the practice, we will integrate essential oils to enhance healing, balance & well being.

No prior yoga experience necessary.

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

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Preschool Yoga at HIP

Yoga for children ages 3 to 5

Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 2:45pm           March 20 – April 24th $48

An introduction to proper breathing techniques and yoga poses, along with balancing activities are taught. Picture books are used in correlation with a nature or seasonal theme each week. Children are given a chance to teach their favorite pose. A relaxation activity is the final exercise for the class, followed by a coloring activity.

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


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Would you like a more challenging practice?

Check out our Hatha II classes:

Yoga After Work- Mondays from 6 – 7 pm with Susan F

Practice for Power and StrengthTuesday and Thursdays from 8:30 – 9:45 am with Tracy

Hatha II- Fridays from 8:45 – 9:45 am with Kate 

Hatha II Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm with Brian (starting Feb 1st)

Hatha II- Saturdays from 8:30 – 9:45 am with Lorri

Hatha II- Sundays from 8:30 – 9:45 am with Gene


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Gentle Yoga

with Cathy Tuttle
Thursdays 1-2 pm
February 15- April 8th

$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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Yoga After Work

with Susan Frenchik
Mondays 6-7 pm
Jan 22 – Feb 26

Join us after work for a challenging class designed to work out the kinks. Get your body
moving again after sitting all day and enjoy some time away from the computer focusing
on your breath and being in the present. Leave this hour long class feeling focused and
like yourself again.

Please pre-register

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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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