Updates & Cancellations

Kiwanis Park & Millvale Community Library:   Updates & Cancellation Info.

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for many of us, as the summer ends, fall is a time of new beginnings. some exciting things are happening behind the scenes for me and LLS. although the studio is almost a year gone, the mission work still remains at the forefront. the millvale library program has been active for one month and each week, takes on new members. last saturday, i spoke with brian wolovich about the continuance of the library project, and as ever, he is completely supportive. as the colder and inclement weather approaches, our migrating inward and finding a configuration that works for all is the next problem to solve.  he is confident that it is not a problem at all!!!  great thanks to brian, lisa seel and the library for allowing LLS to bring yoga to millvale and the surrounding communities. the hope is that others will discover how yoga has the power to improve the quality and condition of their life.

kiwanis continues on the tennis courts and we will run for as long as we can stand it. there is a beatufiul core group who continue to ‘show up’ come rain or come shine! the plan is to run through september and october and see how naughty or nice november is but my guess is that halloween will probably be as long as we will dare to go! part of the fun is not knowing for sure 🙂

THIS SATURDAY, 8/30/14, THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES DUE TO THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND @ Kiwanis Park or the Millvale Library. classes will resume the following saturday.


Oxford Athletic Club:  Teaching Schedule

in july, i was hired to start teaching in the mind/body department at the Oxford Athletic Club in Wexford, PA.  since this is a private club, classes are available to members only.  please refer to their website by going to this link http://www.oxfordathleticclub.com/  for class information and details.

my dedicated classes are monday nights @ 6:45p “mixed levels yoga” and thursdays @ 12:00p “yoga I”.  both classes are 60 minutes in duration.


Schoolhouse Yoga:  Substitute Teacher (Random Schedule)

it is my extreme pleasure to announce that i am now on the roster at Schoolhouse Yoga.  my availability will be on a ‘sub’ basis and i will post weekly updates on when & what location i may be subbing, if any.

this upcoming week i will be at the north hills studio and covering the tuesday evening (sept. 2), “yoga 2” class @ 6:30p – 7:45p.  this is an unheated class.


Medica…The Healing Arts:  Small Group Classes Coming

in august, beverly leopold and i confirmed our commitment to bringing specialized, small group therapeutic yoga to Medica’s space.  more details will be forthcoming at the end of this month.  if you don’t already know, Medica has brought in some pretty incredible new modes of therapy.  they have also done an outstanding state-of-the-art upgradge to the MBO system and it can only benefit everyone!  want to check out what their new products and services are?!  go to http://www.medicathehealingarts.com.


UPMC St. Margaret’s Hospital:  Yoga Classes Every Tuesday @ 4:00pm

thanks to the gumption of a very serious yogi and clinician, doris cavlovich, the yoga program at St. Margaret’s has been running weekly thanks to her impressive desire to implement and sustain it.  anyone who works at the hospital is invited to learn and attend.  all are welcome!  this is a donation class.  any questions contact me directly or doris at St. Margaret’s.  the yoga is gentle to intermediate, depending on your abilities and the ER is right down the hallway…just kidding!  what good is a yogi without humor ;o)



so for those of you who continually ask me where it is that they can try and come and take class, these are your options. any questions or comments, always, ALWAYS please let me know.

i hope you all have a beautiful and calm labor day holiday weekend.  take the time to just be still and relish what it is that you love.  see you soon wonderful yogis!!!  🙂



Updates & Miscellaneous News

hello yogis!

It has been so good to see your beautiful faces coming to the 9:15am classes @ Embody on Wednesdays and Fridays…kinda just like old times just with different ‘framing’!  The studio at Embody is light and lovely with it’s soft violet haze and lots of windows to let the sun shine in.  The juice & natural food bar opens early so it’s a nice little place to plant yourself and have some tea or other nourishment before practice.

Dates have been finalized for Kiwanis 2014!!!!  start date is saturday, may 3rd!  the schedule will be forthcoming but i just wanted to confirm the most important date being the start 🙂

This saturday, Feb. 15th, Medica will be hosting and running a fantastic EXPO on everything around DETOXING.  The timing couldn’t be better as we begin to transition from the harshest of winter months into the slow gentle beginnings of rebirth…SPRING!  IT WILL BE HERE but the question is how do we prepare ourselves mentally and physically for this stage.  What can we do differently this time?  What negative habits can we replace with beneficial one…we certainly have enough time to reprogram between now and then.  So it’s important to really look at what is going on in your life and in your own personal ‘house’; take stock, reevaluate and purge.  It’s time for renewal and the cultivation of what best serves you.  Let Beverly guide you and answer these questions.  There’s even a chance to work your asanas!  An all-level yoga session will be offered at 2:00pm with yours truly.  This session will be an entry point for many, so there should be no expectation about what is possible or impossible.  Just be present and allow yourself to be guided…that is all.  Space is limited so please follow this link for registration and ticket information….http://www.medicathehealingarts.com/Events.html

Some interesting things are underway for an official start of some community classes coming to the millvale area…stay tuned.  More information should be streaming in a few weeks.

Many have asked me how it feels now not having the studio.  My initial response is of course sadness because I truly loved the space and that it was OUR SPACE, but now, I truly love being portable…mobile and not tethered to one spot.  That I can connect daily outside with all kinds of folks and really work on my work with the community-at-large–that’s oxygen for my fire!!!  I couldn’t feel more vital and focused right now.  So that’s the really super news!!!  2014 is turning out be be an extremely pivotal year for me…i hope that the same is true for you, and that it is really about coming closer to the things/endeavors and people you truly care about.  The things that build you up and help reveal more to you about who and what you truly are about…your own missions and dreams.

I look forward to seeing more of the faces that blessed 2013 and even more new ones just waiting in the wings.  We can never even imagine the goodness that’s out there waiting for us, one connection at a time leading us to the well…the well-th.  wholeness.

Thanks for reading these goofy posts and staying connected in all the ways you do.   as ever, sending love and hope to you all.


December News: Studio Location is Closing :’^(

Well…based on the title of this post, it kind of says it all.  Many of you who regularly attend the studio know that in October, I hit a rough patch with Hampton Township.  The Township had initially okay’d a renewal of Occupany Permit, but then it slowly became a quagmire of misinformation and defiance on their part.  Ultimately, the  Occupancy Permit granted to myself or my landlord was being denied unless the landlord  made thousands of dollars in upgrades/retrofitting to the existing property (in order to satisfy the ordinance requirements based on their new classification of business).  I have tried everything within my powers to stay within this very sacred space, but the reality is, that it is simply impossible based on the strong-arm tactics of this Township.  I do not want to further jeapordize my landlord’s relationship with the Township, so it is with great, GREAT sadness that i make this announcement formally. At a time when (my) the business of yoga was really taking hold professionally, to have to close the physical space and leave many of you without a daily source–is thoroughly heart-breaking for me!  PLEASE KNOW THAT!!!!

So what does this mean?!

This means that my physical, dedicated space is no longer available but i will still be found teaching in other parts around the city and am available for private consulation and group sessions.  And of course, when the warm weather hits again starting at the beginning of May 2014–Yoga @ Kiwanis Park!  Every Saturday @ 8:00am.  I will be posting the dates on this site once confirmed with  Shaler Township was has already given their approval 🙂

How can you book a private session or a mother’s group or other special party/corporate class?

Still continue to stay connected to the studio facebook page–i will be a portable entity–nothing new to a gypsy from birth!  Continue to frequent this blogspot and stay informed by adding yourself to the email followers by pressing the “follow” button.  If you are interested in setting up your own private session or mother’s group (you want to start in your home or someone else’s) or any other type of private party or corporate instruction, just contact me directly via email or the telephone number listed.

Where will i be in the immediate future?

I am going to be joining the family and alliance at Medica…the Healing Arts (http://www.medicathehealingarts.com/) in the North Hills.  Yoga therapy is now under the umbrella of their expansive healing modalities!  The ancient practice of yoga and it’s miraculous benefits have been known for centuries but are only now being scientifically demystified and promoted (for a reason!).  Yoga is one of the best self-help tools known to wo/man…only too many of us haven’t discovered it yet!  That continues to be my job 🙂  So contact me or go directly to Medica’s site and you can find out more and how to book right online!

When is the last day of operation at the studio?

The last day of operation is planned for Saturday, December 28th.  The two morning classes will run as planned.

Last Hurrah planned following last class…

Please join me and other patrons on Saturday, December 28th for a drop-in, hang-out and ‘right proper’ good-bye!  Bring a pot luck or food item and spend some time together before the studio is dismantled and disbanded.  It will give me an opportunity to thank you for bringing your devoted energy & essence and such purpose to my life for the last year, and just a little more time to look into those wonderful eyes and really see the soul of such a treasured yogi (friend)!

This has been such a terribly hard reality to confront but like all things–it is a new beginning that is prefaced by a VERY…SAD…END.  The comfort is in knowing that the connections do not end.

If you have any further questions or comments, just comment or email me.

I hope that I will get to see many of you personally from now until the closing.  Christmas has been taglined the ‘season of giving’ but at the studio, it has been a season of endless giving.  It will always remain that the student is who it is about…all of it.  You rocked, rolled and ruled…and still do 🙂

Peace, love, namaste and all good things to you my dear, dear friends and loving practitioners.  It is only because of you that I existed at all.