All posts tagged: Pittsburgh yoga instructors

Stir the Sea

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 stream with open eyes. Each molecule preaches perfect law, Each moment chants true sutra: The most fleeting thought is timeless. A single hair’s enough to stir the sea.

Early Bird Yoga

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 offering—–Early Bird Yoga with Apple Knisley!  Every Thursday at 5:45 am you can drop-in for this delicious hour of yoga that will inspire you to greet the day with stretching the body open, taking deep breaths and finding a moment of peace in which to set your intention for the day ahead.  As we imagine that you might need some incentive to get out of bed this early on a regular basis, we have requested that you pre-register for series of 4-Early Bird classes in a row.  It’s $50 for 4-Early Bird Classes and you can purchase your Early Bird Class Card Here: Let’s say you are just curious about Early Bird Yoga or maybe you just find yourself wandering about at 5:00am and not able to get back to sleep start thinking about …

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, …