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Welcome to the yoga program at Elevate Yoga Pittsburgh. We teach traditional classical hatha yoga at EYP. Our yoga classes are designed to ensure that each student receives all the personal attention and care they need to cultivate their yoga practice in a calm, caring environment and to make sure every student has fulfilled their intentions leaving you feeling better than you ever have. YES, YOU CAN DO YOGA! Yoga is for anyone and everyBody. Each student has their own unique mixture of flexibility, balance and strength. Yoga is non-competitive. Each student follows their own individual path. You don’t have to be able to touch your toes or stand on one leg to get started on your path in our yoga classes.
New to yoga? Looking for a place to start? Or looking to refine your practice? In this 5 Week consecutive series, we’ll guide you through the classic Yoga postures with emphasis on alignment to help you open those tight places within your body and focus on the breath to increase energy and stamina. Always offered on a Monday night at 7:30pm. Click below for the start date of next series.
Are you wanting to explore yoga a little more and grow your practice? Have you done yoga before and have atleast a little knowledge of the basics, understanding of the breath and have done Sun Salute A and B? Then this class is for you! It’s all the beginner poses with a little more flow and challenge. We'll explore some inversions, arm balances and light vinyasa in this class! This is a great foundation class to then move into our Yoga 2 class.
Targets the connective tissue, specifically ligaments and tendons in the spine and hips. Over time, this practice can help lengthen these tissues and increase range of motion. Poses are held for several minutes to nourish the joints and encourage energy flow. All levels welcome; Yin is a great complement to your other activities, including running, cycling, kettlebell, vinyasa yoga, etc.
Keep growing and/or refreshing your understanding of yoga from the beginning. This class is designed to teach the basics of foundation, grounding, movement, breathing, and relaxation. Class focus will be on proper alignment and adapting yoga to your physical and mental needs. A great class for active people starting yoga for the first time, returning to yoga after a time away, or for experienced students wishing to strengthen the foundation of their practice. It you're looking to transition out of Intro to Yoga and into a weekly class this is a great class to take and start a steady weekly practice.
Vinyasa Style: In this class yoga experience is encouraged. Students should have a basic awareness of yoga postures and their own bodies and limitations and be willing to modify accordingly. Various hand balances, arm balances and postures that require more strength are explored. Postures often are held for longer periods of time to increase strength and concentration.
Restorative Yoga, otherwise known as the art of relaxation, this practice allows individuals to hit the reset button of their nervous system. In this class you will explore 5 to 6 postures with the use of props to support the body to be able to enter a state of complete calm. Melt away physical and mental tension and deeply rest the mind and body. This practice also assists the body’s natural process of healing injures and recovering from illness. A great place for anyone looking for healing, seniors looking for a gentle class or the overly stressed out individual looking for calm. No experience needed. All levels welcome.
This class introduces you to the breath work, posture sequencing, and vinyasa of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. For healthy individuals or athletic students in good physical condition and have some prior yoga experience. This style of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with movement thereby creating an intense internal heat and sweat to purify both the body and the mind.
Advanced Led Vinyasa Style: A vigorous intermediate and advanced level flow class in led format. Verbal instructions given as the teacher guides you through the practice. Inversions, deep back bends and arm balances at a somewhat faster pace will leave you feeling sweaty and refreshed!
Integrating Vinyasa Yoga and weight training . In this practice you will use lightweight hand weights, resistance bands and/or the TRX Suspension Training System. This class is designed help shave off muscle loss which is natural with age, if you don’t focus on resistance training. We will balance strength training and flexibility to help tone and build muscle, improve bone density and balance. Yoga experience is highly recommended.
Please bring your own 1lb, 2lb or 3lb hand weights
The study of yoga originated as a dialogue between the guru and the disciple. Here at Elevated Yoga Pittsburgh, we honor that tradition by offering 1-on-1 privates. The 1-on-1 session allows the student to explore specific areas of interest such as alignment in asanas, injuries, philosophy, etc. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, a 1-on-1 private session is right for you. In the guiding hands of one of our certified teachers, you can work toward overcoming any fears or blockages that may be holding you back. The 1-on-1 session is tailored to fit the needs of each student, so beginners can work on the fundamentals and more experienced students can work on specific needs. A 1-on-1 private can be set-up to explore: Fundamentals of yoga, How to do a specific asana, Adjusting to injuries, Improvement of practice, questions on Yogic Philosophy, plus much more. Prices vary depending on the instructor. Please contact us at 412-417-1176 or email us at info@elevateyogapittsburgh for details and questions.
TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR
Like with any physical activity please consult your doctor. If you have pre-existing conditions due to injury or accidents, you may want to consult your doctor before participating. If you‘re clear to participate, welcome! But please always inform your yoga instructor of these conditions before starting class. It is an important part of a practice to be aware of your limits and abilities. Modifications are encouraged and can be given for all levels. Also please inform the instructor if any of the poses are painful. You should not continue if you feel pain. We aim to create a safe, nurturing environment for our students to learn and absorb at their own levels.
By following these basic etiquette tips, you will help make class a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Most importantly, enjoy yourself and have fun with your yoga practice!
Arrive Early. Getting to class 10-15 minutes early gives you time to sign in, settle in, and align your attitude with the purpose of the class.
Turn Off Your Cell Phone. Please turn off cell phones to avoid distractions - If you are “on call,” please set your phone/pager on vibrate and keep it on your mat. If you must take a call please step outside the studio.
Wear Appropriate Clothing. Select clothing that is comfortable, modest, and that moves with you. Practice is also done is your bare feet.
Aim to Smell Neutral. Yoga requires attention to the breath and deep breathing. Out of respect for students with allergies or sensitivities, please do not wear perfumes or other scented body products. Likewise, if you have just gone for a run or worked out before coming to yoga class, freshen up.
Studio Equipment. The studio is equipped with props, blankets and sticky mats available for use. Please sanitize mats after use with our cleansing spray. Please return the equipment neatly in the storage cubbies.
Try not to eat a large meal before practice, we recommend not to eat 2 to 3 hour prior to class. A busy digesting stomach can lead to discomfort during your practice.
If you smoke, please refrain from smoking one hour before class.
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ELEVATED YOGA PITTSBURGH IS A YOGA STUDIO OFFERING VARIETY OF MAT YOGA CLASSES, AERIAL YOGA CLASSES , TRX SUSPENSION TRAINING CLASSES, LOCATED IN IMPERIAL, PA AND SERVICING THE SURROUNDING AREAS OF PITTSBURGH. Serving the Imperial, Oakdale, McDonald, Clinton, Sturgeon, South Fayette, Robinson Township, Findley Township, Burgettstown, North Fayette, Moon, Kennedy, Roselyn Farms, Carnegie, Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon, Greentree, Sewickley, Rennerdale, Beaver, Hopewell, Aliquippa, Monaca, Center Township, Lawrenceville, Canonsburg, South Hills, Cecil, Bethel Park, Bridgeville Pennsylvania areas, along with Weirton, West Virginia, Steubenville, Ohio areas.