By Andrea Bosco
Photography: Ben Petchel

In its third year, WHIRL Magazine’s One WHIRL Yoga Fest + Healthy Lifestyle Expo was bigger and better than ever! More than 1,300 yogis convened on the lawn at Point State Park for all-day access, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., to a wide variety of classes and disciplines, including Heal Trauma with Yoga and Prenatal Yoga. Classes were taught by individual instructors and ambassador yoga studios, such as South Hills Power Yoga, Schoolhouse Yoga, Moonglow Yoga, Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh, Bikram Yoga Pittsburgh, BYS Yoga, and Yoga Flow. Presented by UPMC Health Plan, additional sponsors included Giant Eagle Market District, Peoples Natural Gas, and GNC. In between classes, yoga enthusiasts had the opportunity to peruse 40-plus wellness vendors’ booths, such as Athleta, doTERRA Essential Oils, and Moxie Mind & Body, as well as amazing food from Marty’s Market, Pittsburgh Smokehouse, and Chateau Café & Cakery. The positively powerful day came to a close with a meditation circle, with yogis’ hands interlinked, for a prideful “river” of OMs in front of the fountain. Says WHIRL Magazine Editor in Chief Christine Tumpson, “The day absolutely exceeded our expectations.”

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