BLUE AWNING YOGA & WELLNESS

HARMONY AND AWARENESS

RELAX AND ACHIEVE BALANCE

About Us

Blue Awning Yoga & Wellness is a studio for EVERYONE.

Our goal is to create an all-inclusive environment so people of all backgrounds and needs have the opportunity to achieve harmony and awareness in their life.

We provide our students a chance to recharge, achieve balance, and relax in a renovated historic warehouse space in the heart of the Uptown neighborhood. We are located at 1816 Locust Street, convenient to public transportation and parking. We offer a wide variety of yoga and wellness classes for all skill levels. We present each student with an experience that will create strength, mindfulness, and balance in both the mind and body.

Our experience instructors are committed to their students by creating an atmosphere of education, healing, and peacefulness. Our teachers inspire their students to become their best and happiest self through a mindful yoga practice that is both challenging and appropriate for all people of all skill levels and abilities.

We hope you will join us for a one-of-a-kind experience where you will achieve awareness, harmony, and help create a stronger community for all.

Our Classes

Class Descriptions

MINDFUL MOVEMENT

This gentle yoga class will focus on alignment and transitions. We will move mindfully with our breath and slowly flow through vinyasas with intention to explore the why of our movement and how it feels in our bodies. This class is great for building strength, restoring energy, and helping to release stress and anxiety.

GENTLE YOGA

A class for all levels, with fun and relaxing music. Vinyasa flow of poses, with mindful transitions and modifications. Working on balance, strengthening your body, flexibility and learning how to relax your mind with meditation. The main focus is working on what is best for you in a yoga class. Dress comfortable and have fun in your practice with yoga.

YOGA FOUNDATION

This is a yoga class for all levels. Students do not need to have any yoga experience as the class will provide instruction on classic yoga poses, breath work, and meditation. Modifications will be offered along with the use of blocks and props so that all students can feel comfortable despite their level of experience. This is also a great class for students who have an ongoing yoga practice and are interested in refining and deepening their practice.

GENTLE RESTORATIVE YOGA

With a motivating personality and a joyful aura, Olivia provides an invigorating class with elements of relaxation woven throughout. Her classes focus on finding enjoyment and proprioceptive awareness through movement. Olivia makes use of propels in order to encourage the utmost relaxation within each pose. Class is set to soft music and conclude with a brief guided meditation. Students are encouraged to honor and deepen their appreciation of themselves.

VINYASA FLOW

Vinyasa is a flowing, dynamic style of yoga that links movement with breath, creating a steady internal rhythm for the practice. You will experience a variety of postures and linking sequences, ensuring every class is unique. All levels are welcome to this meditative flow with challenging poses and modifications being offered along the way.

MELLO MORNING YOGA

Wake up with mello morning yoga. This Hatha style yoga class focuses on easy breathe work, gentle stretching and movement, and relaxation. Class will begin with seated, conscience breathing, then shift into awakening sun salutations and a gentle flow. The class will then wrap up with guided meditation and relaxation.

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Virtual Class Schedule

TUESDAY

GENTLE RESTORATIVE YOGA
7:00 to 8:00 pm

SATURDAY

MELLO MORNING YOGA
10:00 to 11:00 am

Class Schedule

We will resume the class schedule below when we return to in-person yoga at the Blue Awning Yoga and Wellness studio. Until then, we hope you join us for one of our virtual classes.

MONDAY

MINDFUL MOVEMENT
12:00 to 1:00 pm

GENTLE YOGA
5:00 to 6:00 pm

TUESDAY

YOGA FOUNDATION
6:45 to 7:45 am

GENTLE RESTORATIVE YOGA
7:00 to 8:00 pm

WEDNESDAY

VINYASA FLOW
12:00 to 1:00 pm

GENTLE YOGA
5:00 to 6:00 pm

THURSDAY

YOGA FOUNDATION
6:45 to 7:45 am

GENTLE RESTORATIVE YOGA
7:00 to 8:00 pm

FRIDAY

VINYASA FLOW
12:00 to 1:00 pm

SATURDAY

MELLO MORNING YOGA
8:00 to 9:00 am

YOGA FOUNDATION
10:30 to 11:30 am

It’s affordable

Class Pricing

MEMBERSHIPS

$90 per Month
$900 per Year

CLASS PASSES:

5 Classes – $55
10 Classes – $100

INDIVIDUAL CLASS

$12 per Class – in person
$5 per Class – virtual

Expert Intsructors

Meet Our Team

Jessica

Jessica

INSTRUCTOR

Jess is a Professional Yoga Therapist certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapy. She started practicing yoga in 2010 and graduated from the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapys 800 hour program in 2019 and has also been certified in a Trauma Informed Yoga through Sundara Yoga Therapy. Jess classes focus on the 5 Kosha model to address the needs of the whole person: physical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual.Jess has been a social worker for over 15 years with a focus on managing chronic illness, stress, and anxiety. She is also available for private consultations.

Kalina

Kalina

INSTRUCTOR

Kalina was introduced to yoga in college and has been practicing ever since. Being a dancer her entire life, she was initially drawn to the physical aspect of the practice and immediately fell in love with the flowing vinyasa style of yoga, linking breath with movement. As her practice deepened, not only did yoga become a means of physical exercise but also a moving meditation that was beneficial both on and off the mat. Wanting to introduce both the physical and mental benefits of yoga to others, Kalina completed her 200 hour teacher training at Yoga Flow in 2018. Kalina is excited to share her practice and is eager to grow and learn from her students.

Megan

Megan

INSTRUCTOR

Megan is an E-RYT 200 yoga teacher and has been teaching fitness and wellness for over a decade. She is the co-founder of Open Up Association, a nonprofit that teaches mindfulness tools and movement practices centering people with disabilities. Breaking down barriers for accessibility is a passion of hers and you can find that to be evident in her style of yoga vinyasa. Mindfulness and movement are both practices in empowerment and through empowerment we have the ability to be healthier and happier.

Molly

Molly

INSTRUCTOR

My name is Molly Knepper, 200 RYT, and I have been teaching yoga since 2016. I was first exposed to yoga as a child from a wonderful neighbor but stepped away from it for many years as I pursued competitive swimming. I returned to yoga as a public school teacher in search of ways to manage stress. Soon after I completed a 200 hr. teacher-training course in Hatha Yoga. I taught with PIES Studio until I moved to Pittsburgh with my husband to start a family. Since then I have been teaching at my neighborhood civic center, offering classes focused on strength and flexibility as well as relaxation. I love to help others discover yoga’s ability to build functional strength, reduce stress and promote relaxation. My goal as a yoga teacher is to help others learn and create an accessible and sustainable home practice.

Olivia

Olivia

INSTRUCTOR

Olivia Lindstrom is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance currently teaching in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She specializes in Vinyasa Flow and alignment-based practices geared towards all bodies and experience levels. She also teaches restorative, senior, and power yoga. Olivia is the founder and former president of the Yoga Club at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Olivia now possesses a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, and proudly implements mental health practices into all of her teachings. She is in the process of attaining her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and is constantly reviewing and editing her classes in order to best serve all body types, regardless of injury or disability.
Ursula

Ursula

INSTRUCTOR

Ursula says her superpower is teaching yoga. Born and raised in the heart of Pittsburgh, Pa. She has been doing yoga since she was 18 years old and what she has learned with her practice is that anyone can do yoga. She has completed her 200 hours of Raja Yoga training with Yoga Roots On Location in November 2018. “No matter what your body type you can do yoga.” Her goal is to teach you to make space for yourself in your practice. The main focus on having a great time in class, and if you do not get the pose right away or have to modify your poses you are still doing yoga. She is bringing the eye pillows, essential oils, and yoga techniques lets have fun. 

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Blue Awning Yoga Studio Closure Extended

Blue Awning Yoga & Wellness Studio will remain closed until further notice in compliance with the state-wide stay-at-home order to stop the spread of COVID-19. The safety and health of our clients and staff remain our top priority. Stay tuned to our website and...

Blue Awning Yoga Studio is Temporarily Closed

Out of an abundance of caution, Blue Awning Yoga & Wellness Studio will be closed until Monday, March 30th. The safety of our clients and staff are of utmost importance. Human and environmental health is a top priority for Blue Awning Yoga. Stay tuned to our...

Blue Awning Yoga studio is open for classes!

The Blue Awning Yoga studio is finished and open for classes! It's a beautiful, relaxing studio in a renovated historic warehouse space in the heart of the Uptown neighborhood. We are located at 1816 Locust Street, convenient to public transportation and parking. We...

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Thank you for your interest in Blue Awning Yoga & Wellness. Our committed staff is here to help you and answer any questions you may have. Please contact us by phone at 412-368-4088 or email at yogastudio1@pghvis.org

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