August 14, 2019

Mindfulness lessons help West Jefferson Hills kindergartners stay calm, focused in class

The Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh offered training to West Jefferson teachers to bring yoga and mindfulness into their classes.
July 8, 2019

Join the Year Long Meditation

Join thousands of like-minded practitioners in an unprecedented effort to reshape the course of human history. Year Long Meditation  (YLM) is a global group practice, undertaken to heal and empower collective consciousness. With three ways to participate from anywhere in the world – and a global community of vibrant, mindful people working toward a common goal – you’ll have the tools and support to make a lasting, positive impact on yourself and society. To learn more and to join the Year Long Meditation  please go to
April 26, 2019

New Hatha Yoga Class for Men with Susan Volkar

Weekly Class Begins Monday, May 6th from 6:30 – 7:45 pm Here are a few reasons why men should do yoga: Extends range of motion Helps build muscles Increases flexibility Enhances productivity Is a stress reliever Improves sexual health Improves breathing Alleviates pain and injuries Helps improve overall health Helps to sleep better Creates a balanced body and mind
January 8, 2019

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 Summer Community Meditations: The 2nd Friday of each Month Dates:  August 8th,  September 13th ~No Fee ~Time: 7pm – 8pm. Door will be open at 6:45. It’s simple.   We just come and “sit” together in the beauty of silence. If you have even the slightest interest, please come and “sit” with us. You can use a chair, or come early and learn to prop for ease in sitting.  You can stay for 5 minutes.  You can stay the hour.  We provide chairs, mats, bolsters and blankets for your support.  
November 30, 2016

Chyawanprash Cookies

From the Himalayan Institute 1 cup butter (2 sticks) 2 cups dark brown sugar 2 eggs 1 jar of Chyawaprash 5 cups white flour 3 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. Salt 1/2 tsp. Ginger root powder Raw Sugar Directions: Pre-heat oven at 350 1. In mixer, cream together butter & brown sugar then add eggs (one at a time). Blend well then add chyawanprash. Use a knife to get it out of the jar. 2. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger and salt; gradually add to the wet ingredients until blended well. Use a spoon to scoop into a medium size ball. Dip one side in raw sugar and place on a lined cookie sheet, sugar side up. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
November 16, 2016

How to Make Ghee (Clarified Butter)

November 7, 2016

Breath Awareness Practice

October 31, 2016

Delicious Date Balls

1/3 cup almonds 1/3 cup walnuts 1/3 cup sunflower seeds 10 pitted dates 1/2 tsp cardamom 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 Tbsp Unsweetened cocoa Put the ingredients in a food processor and run until mixture forms a thick paste. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Form into bite-sized balls. Keep cold until you serve
January 1, 2016

Book Discussion Group

Fridays 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.