The Art of Assisting and Adjusting
Jan
14
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Assisting and Adjusting

Lead by Maryellen Baverso, E-RYT 200 hours. *Currently immersed in YogaWorks’ 300-hour professional training (NYC).

Maryellen designed this workshop to provide theory and techniques for effective hands-on adjustments.

Maryellen trained with Darcy Lyle of South Hills Power Yoga in 2015, and Mel Russo of YogaWorks in 2017, gaining over 20 hours of Adjustment Training.

Maryellen’s training combined with her four years of experience as an assistant to her master teachers has inspired her to build this comprehensive workshop.

Deepen your teaching experience with the education and practice of hands-on adjustments. Continued training hours are Yoga Alliance accrediated.

Please reach out for additional questions about the workshop at maryellenyoga@gmail.com or search maryellenyoga.com

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Malas, Matcha, and Mantras
Jan
13
1:00 PM13:00

Malas, Matcha, and Mantras

New Year. New Moon. New Intentions. 

Whether you want to wear your mala as an accessory, a tool for meditation, a physical representation of your intentions in life, or maybe all the above, there’s no time like the present to get started on crafting your vision into reality. Make one for yourself or as a gift for a friend or family member. Better yet, bring them with you to craft together! Pittsburgh’s own Ultra Matcha will be there to supply our green tea matcha goodness to keep our spirits up and our focus aligned. 

This workshop includes an intro to mala making, followed by hands on crafting time & matcha tea sipping, ending with a group mantra meditation with your new mala. All in the comfort of Vital Glow Yoga studio surrounded by blankets, cushions, creativity, and friends old & new.

We will be providing knotting tools & silk bead thread, as well as some lava beads if you’d like to add aromatherapy benefits to your mala. You will need to bring 108 beads of the same size, any additional mala décor such as tassels or charms, along with love & positive energy to weave into the knotting & assembling process. 

Here’s some guidance on obtaining your beads:
- LOCAL: There’s a couple sources in town for beads if seeing and touching is important in your creative process. (1) The Crystal Bead Bazaar in Lawrenceville (4521 Butler St.) and (2) Crystal River Gems downtown (120 Fifth Ave.)

- ONLINE: (1) The most recommended online source iswww.firemountaingems.com – they offer just about any stone you can think of and in all potential sizes for mala making (6mm, 8mm, or 10mm). They are sold in 16in strands. For 6mm that’s about 67 beads per strand, 8mm- 51 beads, 10mm- 41 beads. I personally suggest the happy medium of 8mm beads for mala making, although going with 6mm would save you some money since you would only need 2 strands. (2)www.jetbeads.com is a supplier that works directly with Fire Mountain Gems and allows you to place an order through them for the cheapest wholesale cost that you would only be able to get from Fire Mountain if you ordered a ton of strands. They are a safe and recommended source.

- BEADS: You will need 108 beads, 6mm or 8mm (all the same size) ~ 3 of these can be a prettier gemstone to be used as marker beads OR you can obtain 105 beads and we will be providing 3 8mm lava beads as your maker beads, which can be infused with essential oils. (A beautiful site touching upon stones and their meanings: http://www.silverandsagejewelry.com/pages/stones-symbols) You also have the option to make a smaller necklace or bracelet by using 54 or 27 beads. 

- MERU bead - These are larger beads that look like the pendant with the tassle hanging off of it ~ this is the bead that will build up with energy you put into the mala - for example, in the past I’ve used the traditional rudraksha bead. Or if you’re like me and have collected random beads over the years, this is a good spot for adding one with some sentimental value.

(A nice source touching on the different ways to use your mala:https://www.chopra.com/articles/the-benefits-and-uses-of-mala-beads#sm.0001vf7v42blqeci112bhtl10hglg )

A mala you make is more unique than any you can buy pre-made and will be more precious, putting your positive energy into the process. Also, it will be considerably a cheaper, more fun option to join us and be amongst friends!! 

REGISTRATION TO THIS IS EVENT IS NECESSARY SO THAT WE CAN HAVE ALL THE TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES NEEDED TO HELP YOU CRAFT YOUR MALA

Saturday, Jan. 13th, 2018 - please RSVP by Jan. 7th
1:00-3:30 PM
@ VITAL GLOW YOGA
$20

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New Year's Day Detox Flow with Juls
Jan
1
12:00 PM12:00

New Year's Day Detox Flow with Juls

The first 45 minutes we will breathe, twist, and flow to detox our bodies from all the stress and heavy eating of the holiday season. The following 35 minutes we will take gentle restorative postures to bring ourselves back to our center. The last 10 minutes you will be guided through the 31 point relaxation mediation to help ground you, reset your body, and clear your energy channels. This will allow all the scattered energy from the holiday season to begin to flow strong and steady.

 

Regular class pricing.

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Winter Solstice Practice with Kelsie
Dec
21
6:30 PM18:30

Winter Solstice Practice with Kelsie

The Winter Solstice marks the shortest and darkest day of the year - and is the perfect opportunity for us to turn inward, reflect on our time since the Autumn Equinox, and plant seeds of ideas to bloom in the spring. Join Kelsie for a special evening of movement to honor winter's darkness and energize for the sun's eventual return. After a restorative savasana, we'll reunite with a candle-gazing meditation to set our intentions for the winter.

Regular class pricing.

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Intro to Inversions
Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Inversions

Are you longing for the feeling of being upside down? Are you new to a yoga practice and don’t know the first thing about inverting? Do you have the basics, but they need refining? Join Kaley for a two-hour Introduction to Inversions workshop where you’ll learn why we invert, correct alignment and how to warm up. Headstands, forearm balance, handstand and more!

All levels are welcome to attend.

$25/$20 with autopay membership

Register Here

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Hike + Yoga
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Hike + Yoga

with Rachel Sands

Connect to nature and tune into the elements with a morning of hiking + yoga. We use the word “hiking” lightly as we’ll walk, run, skip, play, and wander through woods of Bellevue park. Afterwards we’ll lay our mats out on the grass for a gentle vinyasa flow. Join Rachael June 3rd for this retreat into nature to quiet the mind and energize the spirit.

“Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.” – Karle Wilson Baker

$25/$20 with autopay membership

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Nourishing the Heart
Feb
19
to Feb 26

Nourishing the Heart

Join certified aromatherapist, herbalist, and yoga teacher for a look into heart opening, essential oils, and herbs to provoke your inner love god or goddess. Bring a friend or partner, or come on your own. All are welcome!

$30/Individual - available for purchase online and in studio

$50/Pair - only available for purchase in studio

Register now on the schedule page.

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Winter Solstice Practice
Dec
21
6:30 PM18:30

Winter Solstice Practice


The Winter Solstice marks the shortest and darkest day of the year - and is the perfect opportunity for us to turn inward, reflect on our time since the Autumn Equinox, and plant seeds of ideas to bloom in the spring. Join Gina for a special evening of movement to honor winter's darkness and energize for the sun's eventual return. After a restorative savasana, we'll reunite with a candle-gazing meditation to set our intentions for the winter, and conclude the practice with a warm cup of local herbal tea.

Regular class pricing.
 

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Aromatherapy 101
Nov
20
2:00 PM14:00

Aromatherapy 101

Essential oils have been used for centuries to treat body, mind and spirit. They provide an all natural, non-toxic, yet effective alternative to conventional cleaning, beauty, home, bath, and medicinal products. Join certified Aromatherpist and yoga instructor Tara Beretsky for Essential Oils 101 at Vital Glow Yoga on November 20th 2016 from 2-4pm.We will explore some of the amazing benefits of essential oils, how to work them into your yoga practice and also how to utilize them in your home. You will leave with the knowledge of how to make your own essential oil blends, ways to use them, how to prepare your at home essential oil first aid kit and also some gentle massage techniques using your favorite blend, which you created and get to take home with you! Also included in this workshop is 20% off services for a 1 hour Wellness Consultation with Tara (owner of All Wellness Energy, LLC) which will incorporate essential oils, herbalism, herbal supplements, nutrition, Ayurveda, yoga and other energy techniques to help you along your wellness journey.

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Yoga to Relieve Workplace Tension
Oct
23
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga to Relieve Workplace Tension

Do you often leave work with pain in your low back, shoulders, neck, wrists, hips, or even hamstrings? Do you find your shoulders creeping up to years ears as stress sets in, or feel your back slumping in your chair as that late-afternoon, post-lunch haze sets in? Then this is the workshop for you!

Join Jill Clary for a practice designed specifically to relieve tension and lesson the chronic ache of office work, and then learn postures and stretches you can do right in your chair to keep the pain at bay on a regular basis!

$25, $20 Early Bird pricing through Friday, 10/7.

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Yoga at Avalon Pool
Jul
10
to Aug 14

Yoga at Avalon Pool

All-levels community yoga moves to Avalon pool for 6 weeks starting Sunday July 10th and ending Sunday August 14th. Class price includes one hour of yoga and pool access for the day. 

In case of rain class will be held at Vital Glow Yoga, 8 S Fremont Ave 15202. Bring: mat, sunscreen, water, towel, bathing suit. $10 ($6 for members), cash only.

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Yoga at Bayne Library Park
Jun
4
to Aug 27

Yoga at Bayne Library Park

Saturday morning Dynamic Vinyasa moves to Bayne Library Park for the summer, starting Saturday June 4th and ending Saturday August 27th.

In case of rain class will be held at Vital Glow Yoga, 8 S Fremont Ave 15202. Bring: mat, sunscreen, water, towel. Normal class pricing.

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Demystifying Arm Balances
Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Demystifying Arm Balances

Arm balances can seem difficult, confusing, and like it's impossible to defy gravity. We will bust the myth that arm balances only require great upper body strength and learn the physics of balancing in these poses.

This workshop will demystify arm balances and teach you how to safely balance, shift your weight, and find your center of gravity until you fly with ease and beauty!

Taught by Natalie Roberson, $25 ($20 for members)

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