It reconnected me with my early experiences of yoga – as a way to consciously inhabit your body and center your mind through natural and liberating movement. I find it difficult to do static, seated meditation, and so I appreciate the centering that happens with the guided meditative movement in Mindful Yoga.~JF, Yoga Matrika StudentMindful YogaPittsburgh
Yoga Matrika is the ONLY yoga studio that has never made me feel uncomfortable in my flexibility or how I’m positioned, but I always leave classes feeling re-energized, yet, feeling very tranquil. I couldnt see myself at any other studio, and I HIGHLY recommend taking one of Sharon’s classes. She’s fantastic.Melissa, Matrika Student
The atmosphere is friendly and accepting of where ever the student is in their life. I have gained physical, emotional, spiritual confidence through practice with all of the instructors at Yoga Matrika. Thank you!J., Matrika Student
Matrika Prenatal is a wonderful guide to prenatal yoga. Great for beginners and experienced yogis alike, this book offers poses and stretches to ease the aches of the changing pregnant body. I found the directions to be easy to follow and the author manages to create a special and personal experience through this e-book. The audio guide is relaxing and the author’s voice is very soothing, a great addition to the book! I would recommend this book to any friends or family who are looking for a bas…April L.
This prenatal guide is easy to follow yet complete in its simplicity. The tenets of peace and simplicity are essential to a quieting yoga practice and this book models this beautifully. Having taught prenatal yoga for many years, I will highly recommend this to students to use at home to further onsite prenatal classes. Sharon is a thoughtful and passionate teacher and without a doubt she believes strongly in using yoga for a healthy and happy birth experience. Her truth is evident.Joanne V.
Monthly Archives: September 2009
I can’t help but notice that, when it rains, less people come to yoga classes. There’s something about the damp, grey and chilly weather that re-directs intentions and leads people to their home destination rather than to the studio or … Continue reading
Special Topics Series with Anna Gilbert 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/9 Wednesdays from 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm $34 for the series of 4-workshops or $12 to drop-in 10/14 From Kitty Cat to Wagging Dog: Exploring the Spine in Asana 10/28 … Continue reading
“This is what you should do: love the earth and the sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue … Continue reading
Pittsburgh is not a sleeping in kind of city. In honor of all those who are juggling family and jobs, commitments that make evening yoga impossible and those who just like to see the sun rise, Yoga Matrika is now … Continue reading
Do you know about Peaceburgh? As defined on its homepage, it is “A site for networking and celebrating wholeness, oneness and peace in Pittsburgh and around the globe. Hosted by Sven Hosford.” If you are interested, check it out here: … Continue reading
Update 4/16/12: Please note that the Zen Sitting Group of Pittsburgh no longer exists as the leader has moved away from Pittsburgh. This is an older post from 2009. The Zen Sitting Group of Pittsburgh (ZSGP) meets at Yoga … Continue reading
Kari Samuels will be leading a series of workshops titled Intuitive Health at Yoga Matrika in October and November. Intuitive Health: Balancing your Body, Mind and Spirit We are all born with an intuitive awareness that guides us, protects us, … Continue reading
No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office. GEORGE BERNARD SHAW One of the … Continue reading
Charles M. Shulz once said, “Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ’This is going to take more than one night.’” If you gave at least a little … Continue reading