New YOGA Studio

Wind in the Willows Acupuncture has added a quaint Yoga studio to 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.  For more information regarding classes, teachers, and rates read below.  We look forward to working with each of you, Promoting health at its roots…

SCHEDULE:  

September 2017 Yoga Schedule

October 2017 Yoga Schedule

November 2017 Yoga Schedule

 

 

PRICES:

Drop-in rate:  $8

6 class pass: $36

 

Class Descriptions:

Yin Yoga Thursdays 7-8pm

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):

No class through the fall.
Join us for lunchtime Vinyasa Flow on Saturday mornings 10-11am for an all levels yoga class.  Each class will incorporate a flow of poses (asanas) that will emphasize mindfulness,  breathe awareness, strength, flexibility and balance.  Any necessary modifications will be provided to meet each client’s individual needs so that everyone leaves class feeling centered, refreshed, and calm.
No prior yoga experience required, every body can do yoga!  Suitable for anyone seeking a balanced, reflective practice.  Please wear comfortable exercise clothes and bring a yoga mat and any props you may use (blocks, straps, etc.)
Yin Yang Yoga on Wednesday evenings 6:30-7:30pm

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.

Rachael Yoga

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.

Jill Lotus

Sydney Shoff (RYT 200) realized the importance of connecting to your body through movement by growing up as a dancer.  A natural progression from dance to yoga occurred in high school where she began to notice subtle physical and mental changes, which made yoga a staple in Sydney’s life.  After a retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica, she knew she had to deepen her practice and share yoga with others. As a teacher, Sydney wants to bring the same sense of peace to her students that yoga has provided her.   In her Vinyasa flow classes you will find both strength and relaxation, all the while her goal is to quiet the thoughts that crowd our heads to make room for love and mindfulness. Sydney is committed to learning for her own personal growth and also to be her best self for her students. Off the mat, you will most likely find Sydney working at James Gallery or planning her next traveling adventure with her man.  She also loves capturing moments with photography and doing absolutely anything outdoors. 
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Other Helpful Information:
  • 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.