kiwanis park saturday morning UPDATE

good morning, yogis. it’s dry and the radar looks clear for a while. as long as it holds up, practice is on at 8am.


kiwanis park preliminary saturday update & schoolhouse yoga update

hello again. just a brief heads-up that if it is an endless morning drenching of the ground(s), things may be too saturated. tune in for the final determination tomorrow morning.

a note on some changes at my schoolhouse yoga schedule. i have taken over diane’s thursday evening (6:30p – 7:45p) yoga 1 class in the north hills location. it will remain a “yoga 1” through the end of of the month and then will become a hybrid of “gentle/restorative” come september. this will not preclude the possibility of this class affording you the opportunity to ‘dial-up’ or ‘dial-down’ the intensity despite the new class title. there is usually the offering, should you wish, to take it in a more or less advanced direction. many have asked about a restorative class on a weeknight in the north hills–so leta has obliged and created this opportunity for those of you! with the colder months coming, it is a good place to land & work on nourishment and repair. some yoga nidra might even come into play!

my tuesday 8am gentle in east liberty will die a natural death at the end of august. i will miss my early morning cup of coffee watching “lola” the mexican hairless pup and her doting fathers, and the beautiful dawn skyline begin to wax and wane. being present but unimportant; a gentle salve for the soul.

the last bit of schoolhouse news is that in november, i will be conducting a workshop on vertigo. specifically, how to build a practice when vertigo has taken you hostage–temporarily or indefinitely! it will be at the squirrel hill studio on 11/11 (veteran’s day). details can be found on the website within the next few weeks. you may register online there as well.

on a personal business sidenote, i will be working on building a better website as we move into 2019. as much as i despise technology, i have also heard the myriad of voices asking about classes on-line and other ways to continue the practice with me, if possible. well, it IS POSSIBLE!!! there is no revolution without evolution! so i am working on making it a reality 🙂 any and all feedback/advice is appreciated ALWAYS!

sweet dreams, yogis.

kiwanis park saturday morning update

we are on this morning and it is going to get harder and harder to get up from this point on! the reminder that it’s easy when it’s easy.

please bring a beach or bath towel. we need something dense to roll up. that could even mean a thick heavy sweatshirt too since it’s so wonderfully cool this morn. do wear some layers and be comfy.

see you soon 🙂

Community Informational Offerings & Schoolhouse Yoga Subbing Updates

Happy Monday, community! I thought i would share some deeply inspiring information about a charity I had only just learned about quite by accident. As every client has a story, last Tuesday I had a more expansive conversation with a very dedicated client. As discussions often wind around and branch off into uncharted territory, this one was no different. Somehow, we got onto the subject of a non-profit that has been in existence for some time–but is truly extraordinary! This client is a writer and in 1999 wrote a published piece on the Homeless Children’s Education Fund which was founded by Dr. Joseph Lagana. There are MANY non-profits we know, but this one in particular really targets a vitally important and often forgotten demographic. I have provided a link to this outstanding charity that many may include in their cadre of non-profits to donate to. The greater their visibility, the greater their reach! Aleita Hermanowski is the author and she has her own amazing story along with mad writing skills! (see link below){“page”:”22″,”issue_id”:460287}

So, how about we connect the dots to the above Ms. Hermanowski #1…yes, there is another! Serendipity would have it that as I learned about this charity, I also learned about Ms. Hermanowski #2 IN PRINT AGAIN!!!! We have a new business in Etna that is now open….

So that means that we have to make some dates yogis!!!!!

I want to thank Aleita for introducing this charity and allowing me to reissue this information. It’s old but it’s still accurate and maybe some of you can really actively be a part of this organization, as I know so many teachers (former and current) who are always wanting to further their passion/mission where our youth are concerned. The census can’t even capture accurate numbers but it would blow our minds if we knew what the real-time stats were of those that were homeless and in a state of “transition”!

And the least important focus of this update is that i am subbing Abby Ritter’s yoga 1 and gentle in squirrel hill this thursday morning at Schoolhouse Yoga ( There are those who are interested and those who are not and there you have it!!

To the yogis I know are going through some absolutely obscene chaos–you are held in many ways. May you find strength.

We shall hope for a meeting at the park on Saturday! It is looking encouraging :))) Think well and be well!!

and a pic from our last morning practice sky…