Yoga in 15201

The start of a new year that stirs within most a promise of change. Usually this comes in the form of resolutions that we are bound and determined to keep. If getting in shape with yoga is on your to-do list for 2016 there are five different locations in Lawrenceville for enthusiasts, experienced or novice, to reach the next level. Yoga isn’t just a great work out but a life long endeavor that can strengthen the connection between the mind and the body—a skill useful beyond the yoga mat.

Right off the bat, every studio meets the needs of beginners and more advanced students. There are several different styles and methods of practice. The best way to learn more is to stop by and check it out for yourself! Luckily everyone offers great deals for prospective students.

Garden of Mind

Garden of Mind

photo credit: Garden of Mind

5400 Butler Street

Chatting with owner Martha D’Abruzzo, she explains the real exercise for most at GoM’s mindfully focused classes is in intentionally slowing down your mind with your body. While primarily hatha yoga, Garden of Mind also has two vinyasa style classes and meditation classes. Beginners will discover information about fundamental elements of yoga posture and philosophy. She adds, “The instructors enjoy exploring creativity and novelty in their teaching as well as adhere to and maintain a deep respect for the roots of yoga and meditation practices.”

New student special

Through January 31st, Garden of Mind is offering a new student special of “16 days for $16”

Membership deals (offer available through January 31st*)

  • Once a Week: Pay $45 per month and attend a class of your choice weekly
  • Unlimited Studio: Pay $65 per month and attend as many classes as you would like; workshops are only $10

*Sign up for one month or recurring monthly payments for six months. These January promotional memberships expire in six months.

Bikram Yoga Pittsburgh

3418 Penn Avenue

The original “hot yoga” studio in Pittsburgh, Bikram turns up the temperature to 100 degrees while students move through 26 poses meant to cleanse the body and settle the mind. Fun fact: the studio is home to the International Champion in 2014, Zeb Homison who has also competed and placed in several USA Yoga National Finals. Don’t be intimidated however. The goal is to spread awareness and celebrate yoga.

Special event

New Years Eve, Bikram Yoga will have a silent candle light class beginning at 8PM.

New students

New intro special is $29 for 30 days.

Amazing Yogaa-yoga

4100 Butler Street

Talking with owner Karen, she remembers when there were only three studio in the entire area. Flash forward 13 years and Amazing Yoga now has four locations, (the one in the South Side sports a café that makes their own almond milk).

The studio is also heated to 90 degrees and a combination of breathing with a physical practice creates space for students to feel Amazing. Karen explains that “We don’t practice yoga to get better at yoga poses, we practice to get better at living our own lives and learning to adapt.”

New students

Amazing Yoga is offering $25 for two weeks. See their website for details. They also offer discounted rates for students and veterans.

Can’t get to class?

They have online classes you guys.

The Shala of Pittsburghthe Shala

4319 Butler Street

The only Ashtanga Yoga studio in Pittsburgh, The Shala utilizes the “Mysore” style of teaching, allowing students to lead their own practice with individual instruction and adjustments given by a teacher walking the room.
In January owner Laura Gotham-Huon will be running an introduction to Ashtanga Yoga workshop series designed for all levels of experience. Meant to introduce you to Ashtanga Yoga, the workshop includes unlimited classes at The Shala during the timeframe of the work shop, (January 9th through the 31st) as well as a historical review of the practice.

New students

  • The Shala is offering one month of unlimited classes for $45
  • The Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Workshop Series is for new students only, costs $90, and runs from 

Metamorphosis Organic Salon, Spa, and Wellness Studio

5112 Butler Street

Metamorphosis offers multiple ways to look your best. The Studio at Metamorphosis provides three different types of yoga: vinyasa flow, hatha, and buti. While the first two might already be familiar, buti is a higher energy workout that incorporates power yoga, plyometerics, and tribal dancing.

The Studio has its own Facebook page separate from the salon to stay up on all that’s going on including a $55 January 3-day detox that includes:

  • Recipes and clean-eating guidelines
  • Online support via a Facebook group
  • Unlimited fitness classes at The Studio from January 11th through the 31st
  • A fitness class tailored to those in the detox
  • A choice of free detoxing sauna session or ionic footbath session.

Contact Metamorphosis for more information.

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