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Counseling and Wellness Center of Pittsburgh and Monroeville
830 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15233
Our wellness gurus, meditation and yoga instructors will be back at it again this year with an even bigger schedule of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation.
We know that we ignite our inner vitality, joy, and peace when we slow down, connect with our breath, and enter nature. Bring your mat or towel and flow with us.
Yoga, mindfulness, and meditation will be located at
Allegheny Commons Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Address: Brighton Rd & Ridge Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Summer Yoga in the Park Series
April 28- Lauren will lead an instructional yoga flow will start the series off with a vinyasa sequence, focusing on twisting, stretching, and compressing the abdomen for a bit of “spring cleaning” making space and intention to shed and lighten our spirits while inhaling the crisp spring air beneath the massive oak trees of north park.
May 5: Lauren Yoga
May 12: Creativity with Kayla “The only unique contribution that we will ever make in this world will be born of our creativity.” This yoga practice will help us to let go of comparison and cultivate creativity — the true expression of our originality. Paired with a special essential oil.
May 19: Meditation with Holly, we will start by connecting with the breath and then we will move along to learn the concepts and practice a walking meditation. This is ideal for the city dweller who has little time to devote to a meditation practice.
May 26- Yoga ‘OM' we will practice and recite an OM together and then do a light flow focused on connecting and balancing while bringing our strength into becoming steady in our core. In true vinyasa nature we will focus on breathing and moving between postures while focusing on our breathing. There will be Tibetan singing bowls during savasana to deepen the meditation portion of the class.
June 2nd- Holly: For this meditation we will be practicing a sitting meditation and will learn the core concepts of mindfulness. This is a part of a 6-part series of introducing tangible tools &
techniques into your life as way to access
compassion & basic goodness in your everyday
life. Once we connect with the breath, thought,
and emotion, we allow for space, growth,
investigation and curiosity. Authentic presence
and a genuine heart arise and we become
open to our own pain ans suffering of others.
We become more alive and present in our world.
June 9: Authenticity with Kayla «Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.” This yoga practice will help us let go of what people think and, instead, choose to live our lives authentically, on and off the mat. paired with a special essential oil.
June 16th- Yoga with Lauren
June 23rd- Yoga with Lauren
June 30- Lauren will lead a Yoga class Summer Solstice In honor of the summer solstice we’ll salute the sun with an energizing flow a class for yang, the sun is the source of all energy and we will wake ourselves up and sync our flow to it. Tara will use essential oils at the end of the class to enter more deeply into the relaxation space.
July 7th- meditation with Holly.
July 14th-yoga with Lauren
July 21st- Intuition with Kayla “Intuition is our ability to hold space for uncertainty and our willingness to trust the many ways we’ve developed knowledge and insight.” This yoga practice will help us to let go of the need for certainty and open space to trust our inner voice. Paired with a special essential oil.
July 28- Lauren will lead a Yoga sequence of harmony begining our class with a classic yoga sequence, stretching and flowing and then add in free flowing movement and dance, energize your morning with a combination of yoga and motion, we will enhance our practice with an EDM musical playlist and extend the range of our motion with this fun, all ages yoga class. Where your brightest colors and come for some fun!
August 4 Joy and Gratitude with Kayla: “Happiness is tied to circumstance and joyfulness is tied to spirit and gratitude.” This yoga practice will help us let go of fear and scarcity by bringing gratitude into our awareness and cultivating joy. Paired with an essential oil.
August 11th- Meditation with Holly.
August 25- Lauren will lead a Yin yoga class finding the peace and calm within, this stretching and folding series recognizes that this is a busy month for most and change is in the air, its a good time to slow down in the park amidst the high foliage of the summer sun, this will be an hour of yin in the sun with a really mellow meditation music playlist.
September 8th-Meditation with Holly.
September 15 Calm and Stillness, with Kayla: “Stillness is about creating a clearing. Calm is creating perspective and mindfulness while managing emotional reactivity.” This yoga practice will help us let go of anxiety as a lifestyle and find value in calm and stillness as important aspects of our yoga and life practices. Paired with an essential oil.
Sept-22nd-yoga with Lauren
September 29- Lauren will lead a Yoga class and the final of the series we’ll say farewell to our solstice in the city honoring the of the month of the equinox by finding balance and strength among the trees, we will flow using the energy we built and learn a mantra to help us consider what we can shed or leaving behind.
Learn more about the Meditation and Yoga Instructors who are leading this series;
Lauren Schaffer is a yogi, a writer, and a runner https://runningtofindit.com/blog
Holly Macintosh is our in house meditation instructor.
Kayla is a local wellness guru, oil lover and yoga instructor, essential yoga with Kayla.
All classes are free to the whole community and sponsored by The Counseling and Wellness Center of Pittsburgh and Monroeville in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Parks and in honor of our cities green spaces.