Wind in the Willows Acupuncture will be revealing a quaint Yoga studio in our new location as of March 1st, 2016. This space offers tons of natural light and will be an excellent place to stretch into your day, evening, or weekend as you work towards your health goals.
Drop-in rate: $8
6 class pass: $36
Yin postures are held for long periods of time (3-5 minutes) to help open the body by releasing connective tissue and encouraging energy flow. Yin postures focus on the hips, pelvis, lower back and knees. This class is suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga (All levels):
Yin Yang Yoga is a balanced practice of effort and ease. Sthira and Sukha. Standing and strength postures are followed by Yin-like poses that are held for 3-5 minutes to release tense muscles as well as connective tissue. All levels class.
Meet our Beautiful Yoga Teachers:
Rachael Sands will be joining Wind in the Willows in September to teach Yin Yang Yoga on Wednesday evenings. Rachael was naturally led to Yoga during her time at West Virginia University studying Exercise Physiology. The feelings of peace and joy noticed after each and every yoga class was undeniable. She knew early on that she needed to share this practice of yoga with others to help them find sweet balance and their natural joy in life. Her yoga and meditation journey began in 2012, which inspired her to train under JoAnne Vandenhengel through Third Street Yoga. Certified by the Yoga Alliance, she began teaching in 2014. Rachael believes that yoga is a path to self-confidence and acceptance. It is a means to bring body, mind, and spirit into alignment which can promote healing. She incorporates her exercise science background as well as her fun loving attitude towards life in her teachings.
Jill Clary recently joined our Wind in the Willows family and she will be teaching Yin yoga on Thursday evenings. She began her yoga practice in 2003 through an at work program and has been practicing ever since- at home and at a variety of studios around the Pittsburgh area. In 2015 she completed a 200 hour teacher training through Schoolhouse Yoga and became registered through Yoga Alliance. She specializes in teaching Yin and Restorative Yoga.
Maura Finn began her journey with yoga long before she knew what it was called. As a lifelong explorer of all things athletic leading her to be a college field hockey player, she was always acutely aware of the connection between mind and body. However, she practiced the principals and deeper aspects of yoga far longer than she realized. After years of experimenting with Pilates, Gyrotonics, and breathwork, she came to her asana practice in 2009 and everything changed. In many ways, yoga was the medicine that helped heal her. Maura is an energy worker and healer and it was in perfect alignment with her life purpose for her to continue to learn more about the art of yoga. She was trained in Hatha yoga through Integral Yoga at their ashram in Virginia. She has learned how to evolve her own practice from the various teachers she has had both in the USA and in Guatemala. As a classroom teacher for 15 years, Maura enjoys developing themes for her classes. Her focus is on children and teenagers, as she combines postures with activities that promote a healthy outlook on Life. She also enjoys leading adults through Vinyasa Flow classes with an emphasis on guided relaxation and meditation. Maura believes that at the heart of it, yoga is a devotion to the self, which thus spreads to everyone around you. Once you connect with your breath, the movements merge the body, mind and spirit. Yoga is healing. Yoga is for every body, without limits. She looks forward to guiding you on your personal journey with yoga.
- A limited number of mats are available for a $1 rental fee
- Please wear comfortable athletic clothes that move with your body
- All participants are asked to sign a waiver on their first visit
- Unless otherwise stated, all participants must be 16 years or older. A guardian must sign for anyone under the age of 18.
- Bring your own water bottles. If you forgot we offer filtered water.
- Doors open 15-30 minutes prior to class start.
- Avoid eating a large meal 2 hours before class. Drink plenty of water.
- Arrive a few minutes early. No late entry will be permitted.
- Feel free to drop-in to any class. No pre-registration is required.
- We will be adding monthly workshops to our schedule so continue to check in for updates.