All posts tagged: pilates

Pilates for Pink: Tone Up for a Great Cause

PILATES for PINK Join Aimee Horn for a BY DONATION Pilates Mat class on Monday, October 26th from 4:45-5:45 pm.  ALL donations will be sent to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Even if you can’t make it to class, you can make a donation at the studio at any time during the month of October.  If you aren’t going to be at the studio this month, you can also make a direct donation by following this link:  

Yoga Matrika Schedule

Creating a schedule of yoga classes for Yoga Matrika has always provided me with great illumination and inspiration.  When I first opened the little studio on South Negley, I was teaching the majority of classes myself and a number of very talented local instructors generously agreed to teach a few classes each week.  But, for the most part, it was me and there were less than 10-classes on the schedule each week.  The reality of finding talented instructors who were a good match for Yoga Matrika proved to be one of my earliest challenges in this business. Then, what started to happen was that the Universe started to send me fabulous instructors and many of these teachers have shaped the path of Yoga Matrika.  For example, Heidi —–an angel who took over at the studio without any guidance when I needed to travel for my grandmother’s funeral.  And Julie who became one of the community’s favorite prenatal instructors after agreeing to take some of my own classes without very much guidance or support.  And Bethany, …

Bikini Season Yoga

It’s that time of year again Pittsburgh!  Shake out that box of shorts and t-shirts, bathing suits and sandals and expose your pale flesh to that yellow orb in the sky that many people know as THE SUN.  In honor of the more revealing attire of this fast approaching season, Erin Commendatore will be offering a “Bikini Season Yoga” class on Wednesday nights at 5:45pm.  Yes, we’re being a bit cheeky at Yoga Matrika!  You don’t need to be a woman or even consider wearing a bikini to take this energetic and core strengthening class.  Erin will focus on using yoga poses and movements that shape the arms and legs, help you lose weight and tone the belly.  Yoga tones and creates long and lean muscles so you look great in and out of whatever you decide to wear this summer. This is also a great class for new moms (3+ months post-partum) who would like to use yoga to shape up and feel more energetic and fabulous after birth and any new dads who …