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.
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
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
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.
Monthly Archives: March 2011
Ever since I could read, I’ve taken great joy in the process. From the selection of the book to finishing the last page, I’m just happiest when I am reading. I tend to read for the sake of reading and … Continue reading
Seriously, did you know that March was Frozen Food Month? I didn’t know this until I received an e-mail from Giant Eagle supermarkets here in Pittsburgh indicating that there was just one week left to appreciate frozen foods. From Lean … Continue reading
And on this first day of spring, the morning after the most magnificent moon, I offer a poem by Shutaku: Mind set free in the Dharma-realm, I sit at the moon-filled window Watching the mountains with my ears, Hearing the … Continue reading
Anyone who knows me understands that I personally only run when chased. Or, perhaps, if there is a shout-out for free beer and pizza. Even then, it would have to be really good beer. But, I support all of my … Continue reading
For many years, way before her beautiful daughters were even a twinkle in her eye, I took yoga classes with Schuyler Grant in New York at Kula Yoga. She’s a truly gifted yoga teacher and has been an inspiration for … Continue reading
The kind of commitment that I’m talking about is also sometimes referred to as “put your money where your mouth is.” You know that you want to make a commitment to developing your yoga practice, your meditation practice or both. … Continue reading
This Saturday night (Or on Sunday morning when we wonder why we are at church/yoga class/work when everyone else failed to show up and know quite honestly that it isn’t about moral superiority …..) we will change our clocks so … Continue reading
In this season, we should be nourishing the body by adding foods that support the yang qualities of spring: Drink mint tea with honey Cook with pungent herbs: basil, fennel, marjoram, rosemary, caraway, dill & bay leaf Whole grains, legumes … Continue reading
I understand that ironic humor is perhaps an acquired taste, but if you have the taste for it, then I highly recommend the book Half Empty by David Rakoff. In this intelligent collection of essays, Rakoff explores the darker side … Continue reading