July 22Point State Park, Pittsburgh6th Annual

2017 ONE WHIRL YOGA FEST

+ Healthy Lifestyle Expo

Presented by UPMC Health Plan

About the Event

Join us on July 22 at Point State Park
from 6 A.M. to 4 P.M. for a day of yoga
and fitness classes, vendor visits, and good vibes.

Schedule

The classes and events surrounding this year's Yoga Fest!


June 7 - September 27 • 5:30 p.m.
One WHIRL Yoga on the Square

Market Square
Join us at Market Square every Wednesday, starting on June 7, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Each week will feature a different, local instructor who will guide you through a class that’s appropriate for all levels. Plus, the party continues through September 27, so you can commit your practice to 17 days of yoga outdoors in the heart of Pittsburgh.
Every class is free
B.Y.O.M (Bring Your Own Mat)
Questions? Call 412.431.7888

6:00-7:00 a.m.
Honor the Sun

Rise with the sun and warm your body with a spiritual and challenging vinyasa flow. Connect to the energy of light and warmth in this ujjayi vinyasa practice.

with Dominique Ponko & Michelle Planert of Yoga Flow

Challenge yourself to an hour of the original Pilates exercises choreographed by Joseph Pilates himself. New students will not feel lost or unsure as they rediscover their abs, thanks to Judy and Misty’s thorough instructions, and those who are familiar with the method will deepen their practice and challenge muscles they didn’t even know they had!

with Judy Elias of Clearly Pilates & Misty Cauthen of Dragonfly Pilates

How do you know when you're aligned? How can you tell the difference between intense sensation and pain? In this class we use our body's inner wisdom and communication to somatically work through asana in a healthy way.

with Kristie Lindblom, Yoga Educator

By exploring variations of Surya Namaskara and Chandra Namaskara — the physical salutations of the Sun and Moon, which are part of an asana practice — we’ll ask our mats to compose notes to us starting with, "To Whom it May Concern,” and we'll open to the feedback and lessons it has for us! Yoga is about the way our practice shapes us physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually and that's worth saying "hello" to!

with Kristi Rogers of BYS Yoga

Channel beginning, middle, and end in this yoga practice while honoring those qualities of these three Hindu Gods.

with Jennifer Ferris-Glick of Exhale Pittsburgh

Take on the traditional hot yoga sequence of 26 postures and two breathing exercises, usually performed in a hot room. This class is challenging, but highly effective and ideal for all levels. Beginners are welcome!

with Zeb Homison of Yoga Factory Pittsburgh

Participa con nosotros en una divertida clase de power yoga impartida totalmente en Español. Abierta a todos los niveles e idiomas. (Join us for a fun power yoga class taught entirely in Spanish. Open to all levels and languages.)

with Barbara Garcia-Bernardo & Francisca Sureda-Truyols of South Hills Power Yoga
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Vox Lumina Kirtan

“Vibration is creation,” and this bhakti-yoga practice of chanting and singing mantras and affirmations with others amplifies the positive vibrations. Vox Lumina Kirtan mixes in chants, simple songs, her own “medicine songs,” and dream songs of Orga for an uplifting experience.

with Brooke Smokelin of Chakra Yoga Healing
7:15-8:15 a.m.
Yoga: The Art of Joyful Living

More and more people are discovering the benefits of yoga every day. Yoga’s potential rewards extend beyond the mat and into our everyday lives. Join us to learn the principles of living a joyful life.

with Kate Kill of The Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Mara, Mindfulness, and Meditation: M3

This class will combine different practices of meditation and conversation to remove mara (illusion) from the mind.

with Jennifer Ferris-Glick of Exhale Pittsburgh
9:45-10:45 a.m.
Open Level Pilates Mat Class

Learn the classical True Pilates method as originally developed by Joseph Pilates and have some fun. The class will focus on proper core (powerhouse) engagement, alignment, and form. It will also touch upon the six Pilates principles: concentration, control, centering, precision, breath, and flow.

with Lisa Pellow of Touchstone Pilates
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga is an athletic, challenging, and fast-paced style of yoga designed to purify the body and focus the mind through a disciplined focus on the breath, the gaze, and the energetic locks of the body. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! Students who attend this class should be in good physical condition.

with Leta Koontz of Schoolhouse Yoga
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lighten Up: A Playful and Smile-inducing Yoga Practice for everyBODY!

When we can approach our yoga practice as a celebration and not a competition (with ourselves or others), we'll have more joyous results and certainly a lot more fun! Honoring the ancient teachings of yoga, but infusing them with a playful spirit, we'll learn to lighten up. Discover how simply bringing the sides of your lips toward your ears can influence and affect your yoga practice and how yoga is a practice for everyBODY!

with Paul Richards of BYS Yoga
1:45-2:45 p.m.
Slow Flow Recovery

We live in a fast-paced world, constantly rushing from one thing to another, with few opportunities to step back or unwind. Slow Flow Recovery gives you the space to do just that through deep, mindful breathing and slow movement that calms the nervous system, balances the chasm between effort and ease, and integrates the entire mind/body experience.

with Alison Yee of Union Fitness
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Hoop Flow

Learn the art of hooping! You will constantly activate your core while keeping the hoop in motion. In the process, you'll attain a sense of body awareness, a sense of rhythm, a sense of balance, and an awareness of the space that you occupy within the surroundings of your environment.

with Tara Brown of Homegrown Yoga
6:00-7:00 a.m.
Exhilarating Sunrise Yoga

The session starts off with a quiet intention that uses the essential oil blend of Peace and Calming II, which features tangerine, orange, ylang ylang, patchouli, and several other essential oils to calm, center, and ground our practice. After employing rhythmic dance moves that smoothly transition into a vigorous yoga flow of heat and strength-building movements, the class wraps with gentle sessions, an infusion of Peace and Calming II, and self-Reiki for extra relaxation.

with Felicia Lane Savage of YogaRoots on Location
7:15-8:15 a.m.
Freedom In Your Flow

Come and start your day with a vinyasa practice that will allow you to move, breathe, and get a little creative! We will touch on heart-opening, energizing postures that will allow you space and release as we flow together.

with Charlotte Garver of Salt Power Yoga
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Ballet 101

Experience the benefits of ballet and the enjoyment of dancing in an encouraging and non-competitive environment. Designed for the absolute beginners or former dancers looking to brush up on the fundamental positions, basic techniques, and terminology of classical ballet. Exercises can be modified for all fitness levels.

with Shanna Naider of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
9:45-10:45 a.m.
Power Flow

By linking the breath to movement, we are able to find comfort in the familiar while challenging ourselves with new things. This dynamic practice increase endurance, strength, and flexibility while tapping into the mind, body, and soul.

with Claire Baer of Yoga Innovations
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Intro to Acro Yoga: Communication and Playfulness

Acro yoga combines the traditions of yoga, partnered acrobatics, and thai massage. Discover how to work in partnership and connection with your yoga friends to create new potential for strength and balance, as well as healing and restoration. This all-levels class is open to everyone. You do not need a partner or any prior experience.

with Darcy Lyle of South Hills Power Yoga and YogaSlackers
12:30-1:30 p.m.
The Gentle Warrior

Get inspired by yoga's fascinating history, surrounding India's warrior yogis, and empower your gentle practice with a hands-free warrior series. This practice will be breath-centered and geared toward your individual practice. All levels and abilities are welcome.

with Kristie Lindblom
1:45-2:45 p.m.
Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is an uplifting and transformative yoga practice that fuses dynamic breath work (Kapalabhati) with chanting (Mantra), hand seals (Mudra), and physical movement designed to awaken the energy located at the base of the spine (Kundalini Shakti) and move it up through the energetic centers (Chakra) of the body, increasing consciousness and physical vitality. This class is open to students of all levels and abilities.

with Leta Koontz of Schoolhouse Yoga

Do you want to learn how to create the life you always dreamed of? Do you want to live a more calm and peaceful life where abundance flows to you naturally? If so, this is for you! During this class, you will create positive intentions for the year while learning all the techniques to manifesting your dreams. You will be lead through a powerful meditation that will help you attract all of the abundance you want in your life, while letting go of everything that no longer serves you.

with Kerissa Kuis of Nemacolin Woodlands Resorts
7:15-8:15 a.m.
Power Fusion

This series is designed to optimize the stabilizing muscles and take you deeper into the flow with a dynamic blend of power flow and Bikram ideas.

with Claire Baer of Yoga Innovations
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Go Deeper with Forrest Yoga

Forrest Yoga can awaken and strengthen the greatest love affair of your life: your relationship with yourself. Created by Ana Forrest and practiced with the four pillars of breath, strength, integrity, and spirit in mind, we practice to better learn ourselves and learn how to heal ourselves so we can live deeply fulfilling lives.

with Becca Cutright of takeyoga
9:45-10:45 a.m.
Pure Barre: Intelligent Exercise

This full-body workout concentrates on the areas women struggle with the most: hips, thighs, seat, abdominals, and arms. The Pure Barre technique is low-impact and protects your joints by avoiding any bouncing or jumping. Each strength section of the workout is followed by a stretching section to create long, lean muscles without bulk. The technique works to defy gravity by tapering everything in and lifting it up!

with Natalie Wagner, Katie Dernoshek, and Gabrielle Yarshen of Pure Barre
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
An Ayurvedic Lifestyle

We are part of nature. Ayurveda is a science that studies nature's important rhythms and how to live in harmony with them. Leave with a new perspective of yourself and the world around you.

with Kate Kill of The Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Love Warriors — Creative Vinyasa Flow

This is not yo mama’s flow class! Learn different ways to move between postures as you build heat and flow to the rhythm of your breath. Experience unpredictable transitions and funky variations of classic yoga postures including arm balances. There are always new techniques to learn and teachers will bring their signature styles and sequencing to the flow.

with Suzanne Nagel, Amie Ditomasso, and Alexi Biondo of Yoga Flow
1:45-2:45 p.m.
Barre Code

This full-body workout consists of isometric holds and heavy repetition, working muscles to fatigue to develop muscle stamina and endurance. Different props and routines are used in each class to challenge the body and engage the mind.

with Meredith Ward Ley, Vanessa Broers, and Amanda McDonald of The Barre Code Pittsburgh
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Vinyasa Fusion

This vinyasa sequence is an athletic blend of multiple styles of yoga, allowing students to explore their practice. Beginners are welcome!

with Lori Battist of Yoga Factory Pittsburgh

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Teachers

Meet our yoga instructors.


Claire Baer

Claire Baer

Yoga Innovations

Lori Battist

Lori Battist

Yoga Factory Pittsburgh

Alexi Biondo

Alexi Biondo

Yoga Flow

Vanessa Broers

Vanessa Broers

The Barre Code Pittsburgh

Tara Brown

Tara Brown

Homegrown Yoga

Misty Cauthen

Misty Cauthen

Dragonfly Pilates

Becca Cutright

Becca Cutright

takeyoga

Katie Dernoshek

Katie Dernoshek

Pure Barre

Amie Ditomasso

Amie Ditomasso

Yoga Flow

Judy Elias

Judy Elias

Clearly Pilates

Jennifer Ferris-Glick

Jennifer Ferris-Glick

Exhale Pittsburgh

Barbara Garcia-Bernardo

Barbara Garcia-Bernardo

South Hills Power Yoga

Charlotte Garver

Charlotte Garver

Salt Power Yoga

Zeb Homison

Zeb Homison

Yoga Factory Pittsburgh

Kate Kill

Kate Kill

The Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh

Leta Koontz

Leta Koontz

Schoolhouse Yoga

Kerissa Kuis

Kerissa Kuis

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Meredith Ward Ley

Meredith Ward Ley

The Barre Code Pittsburgh

Kristie Lindblom

Kristie Lindblom

Independent Instructor

 

 

Darcy Lyle

Darcy Lyle

South Hills Power Yoga & YogaSlackers

Amanda McDonald

Amanda McDonald

The Barre Code Pittsburgh

Suzanne Nagel

Suzanne Nagel

Yoga Flow

Shanna Naiderr

Shanna Naider

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Hayley Pearlman

Hayley Pearlman

Yoga Flow

Lisa Pellow

Lisa Pellow

Touchstone Pilates

Dominique Ponko

Dominique Ponko

Yoga Flow

Paul Richards

Paul Richards

BYS Yoga

Kristi Rogers

Kristi Rogers

BYS Yoga

Felicia Lane Savage

Felicia Lane Savage

YogaRoots on Location

Brooke Smokelin

Brooke Smokelin

Chakra Yoga Healing

Francisca Sureda-Truyols

Francisca Sureda-Truyols

South Hills Power Yoga

Stacey Vespaziani

Stacey Vespaziani

South Hills Power Yoga

Natalie Wagner

Natalie Wagner

Pure Barre

Gabrielle Yarshen

Gabrielle Yarshen

Pure Barre

Alison Yee

Alison Yee

Union Fitness

Vendors

Take break from classes and browse vendor village, filled with healthy lifestyle vendors, food trucks, and more!

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General Admission
$35
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TESTIMONIALS

what people are saying about Yoga Fest

This was my first year at YogaFest…really my first year of doing a yoga practice even though I am 48 years old…and I loved the experience. It was a wonderful day...
Timothy First Time Yogi
Mike and I enjoyed meeting and talking with so many people dedicated to health and wellness.
Jodi and Mike pittsburgh | FIT
I think the best thing that I learned at Yoga Fest was... every yogi had a different story from the last, but all of us wanted one thing. To be healthy and happy in Pittsburgh.
Jess In Pursuit

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Location

  • Point State Park, Pittsburgh
  • yogafest@whirlmagazine.com
  • (412) 431-7888
  • 6:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.