All posts tagged: Point Breeze yoga

University of Pittsburgh Yoga

Yoga Matrika welcomes all University of Pittsburgh students and faculty to our yoga studio in Squirrel Hill.  Just a hop, skip and a jump (with busses stopping less than a block away from the studio) from Oakland.  We offer a special discount for new students: $10 for 10-classes (valid for 10-consecutive days).  After this new student package has expired, we offer a $50 for 7-classes package for full-time students and a variety of economical memberships for adults who are not in school full time.  Finally, our weekend classes, starting with Friday’s 5:30pm Happy Hour Yoga, are all by donation.  We welcome everyone regardless of your ability to pay or touch your toes to all of our weekend classes! Posted by Sharon Fennimore Rudyk, owner and director of Yoga Matrika, an intimate community-based studio on Wilkins Avenue on the border of the Squirrel Hill and Point Breeze neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  https://www.yogamatrika.com/

Spring Clean Body & Mind

All this great sun and the first little peek at some bulbs starting to rise from the earth here in Pittsburgh makes me think that it is time to refresh the elemental qualities of earth and air in my own body ecology.  While I am sure that I have a significant bias, I’d like to offer what I think is both an economical plan and one that will offer wellness benefits for anyone who participates—- Treat yourself to great yoga and meditation in Pittsburgh! You can purchase a 10-class card for $100 at Yoga Matrika and take advantage of a wide range of classes from Body & Mind (meditation and pranayama) to Honey Flow (combination of yin stretches for connective tissue and yang vinyasa flow) to more strength and flexibility focused classes like Yoga 2/3 and Matrika Flow.  Take 10-classes over these first 3-months of spring and you will help your body adjust to the change in seasons and look your best in your spring and summer little things (uhmmm—you can’t hide your big butt …

Teaching Children Peace

When I was young, not sure how old, but definitely younger than 11 since my memory of this activity includes me in the bunkbed that I shared with my sister in a small room in an apartment in Brooklyn, my mother obtained a book of guided visualizations for children.  This was probably my first experience with meditation and I still remember the very calm way I would enter sleep after one of those “stories.”  I was searching for this book online and haven’t found it, but I did find the following two guided visualizations for children online.  If anyone knows about a book of guided visualizations just for children, please feel free to comment on this post.  ENJOY! I found these here: http://www.learningpeace.com/pages/newsletter_18.html __________________________________________________________________ Calming Exercise: The Magic Box Have your children close their eyes, breathe deeply, and think about a place they’ve been that made them feel happy, peaceful and safe. Say, It can be as close as your own backyard, or far away as a vacation spot. Make sure each child has a …

Welcome Julika!

WELCOME JULIKA LOMAS Pittsburgh’s yoga community is fortunate to have a new yogini in town.  Yoga Matrika is delighted to welcome Julika Lomas to our community specifically and to Pittsburgh in general.  Julika Lomas will be offering a Core Challenge Vinyasa Flow class on Tuesdays from 8:15 to 9:30am and on Sundays from 7:30 to 8:45 pm.  This will be our most physically challenging yoga class with an emphasis on building strength and toning the entire body.  Enjoy this sweaty and intelligent vinyasa flow class with creative vinyasa series and an energetic flow that is sure to keep you joyful and restored–no matter how grey, icy or cold it may be outside! Please come and try a class with Julika.  Introduce yourself and get ready for a real treat of a class. She starts this Sunday, January 24th at 7:30pm.  Bring your mat, water bottle and a towel and get ready to FLOW. About Julika: After an inspiring journey in various mind and body arts (e.g., fencing, progressive muscle relaxation and M.A. in psychology), I have started …