Four people do a yoga pose on the floor of the Hall of Architecture.

Photo: Bryan Conley

Thursday Yoga at CMOA

$10 (Members: $8, Students: $5)


Museums are a place of restoration and creativity. Join us for a weekly yoga session set in Pittsburgh’s most beautiful spaces! Class sessions are open to all levels and to ages 18 and over. Please bring a mat.

A 10-class pass can be purchased at the door for $75, $50 for members and students.

Schedule

Drop in to any session, or buy a ticket in advance to secure your spot!

Meet the Instructors

A young woman sitting on a yoga mat with her legs crossed and hands in prayer pose, wearing patterned athletic clothes.
Alecia Dawn Young, YOGAMOTIF

Alecia Dawn Young, YOGAMOTIF

What connections can you make between art and your yoga practice?

“Art is inherent in my yoga practice as I typically combine the two during Yoga Paint Party workshops at my home studio. This experience affirms that human beings are naturally creative. Sometimes a simple mediation or yoga practice can be the perfect tools to remind us of our most natural instincts.”

Describe your teaching practice in three words: Playful. Healing. Accessible.

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Maryellen Baverso, One Point One Yoga

Maryellen Baverso, One Point One Yoga

What connections can you make between art and your yoga practice?

“Movement and breath working together is art. Through the expression of our bodies in different shapes, we explore the connect to our mind and spirit. When quieting the mind to concentrate on our breath, we spark feelings of curiosities, emotion, and liveliness. Many of the same feelings when experiencing various expressions of art.”

Describe your teaching practice in three words: Nurturing. Joyful. Intuitive.

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Stefanie Zito, Schoolhouse Yoga

Stefanie Zito, Schoolhouse Yoga

What connections can you make between art and your yoga practice?

“I like to consider as we practice, that we too are living works of art. Our approach to the mat can correlate to an artist’s approach at the canvas, requiring thoughtful moves, full attention, a bit of planning and preparation, yet space for spontaneity and for life to happen as it may on the surface. We can always take a cleansing breath and begin again.”

Describe your teaching practice in three words: Playful. Creative. Discovery.

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Sydney Shoff, Inhale Pittsburgh

Sydney Alexandra Shoff, Inhale Pittsburgh

What connections can you make between art and your yoga practice?

“I see two themes that art and yoga share: expression and presence. I have used my practice as a means of expression from the beginning. I strive for the yoga practice where I am so present, matching movement with breath, that time slips away. It provides me the opportunity to express myself and be truly present, both qualities that artists embody.”

Describe your teaching practice in three words: Intentional. Connected. Flow.


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