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.
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
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.
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.
New Years Eve, Bikram Yoga will have a silent candle light class beginning at 8PM.
New intro special is $29 for 30 days.
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.”
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?
4319 Butler Street
- 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
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.