By Rachel Jones
Photographs by Michael Fornataro
To say Pittsburgh’s yoga community is booming would be a vast understatement! Everywhere you look, studios are popping up and neighbors are finding the best classes to fit their needs. At the One WHIRL Yoga Fest + Healthy Lifestyle Expo, we’re inviting everyone who is curious or passionate about yoga to join us at Point State Park on July 26. From sunrise to sunset, our third annual event will host dozens of classes for all levels, and introduce you to local vendors who are making Pittsburgh a happier, healthier place to live.
Here, we asked our ambassador studios’ teachers to pick the place in Pittsburgh that means the most to them and practice yoga there. Their choices of location are as diverse and wonderful as they are!
For tickets and more information, visit whirlmagazine.com/yogafest.
Leta Koontz of Schoolhouse Yoga, photographed in the Strip District.
Kristie Lindblom, photographed in Frick Park.
Stacey Vespaziani of South Hills Power Yoga, photographed at the Dormont Pool.
Zeb Homison of Bikram Yoga Pittsburgh, photographed on the Roberto Clemente Bridge.
Hayley Worthman of BYS Yoga, photographed on Mt. Washington.
Dominique Ponko of Yoga Flow, photographed at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
Kate Kill of Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh, photographed at Phipps Conservancy and Botanical Garden.
Jennifer Ferris-Glick, photographed on the North Shore docks with her son, Olliver.
Paul Richards of BYS Yoga, photographed in Tunnel Park.
LA Finfinger of lafinfinger.com, photographed at Kennywood Park.
Don’t miss One WHIRL Yoga Week — July 18-25!
To gear up for the big day, Yoga Fest ticket-holders will receive special perks at our Ambassadors’ Studios when displaying their tickets at the door.