​Yoga Classes 

What is Yoga?

Using a combination of postures (asanas), breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditative techniques, yoga promotes overall health and well-being in a number of ways:

  • Strength Yoga helps to tone and strengthen every part of the body.
  • Flexibility A natural ease is established through correct stretching.
  • Agility Yoga improves coordination and balance.
  • Posture Balance, tone, and flexibility create an upright and effortless posture.
  • Energy Improved circulation and deep relaxation improve sense of well-being.
  • Heart Yoga helps with the regulation of blood pressure and improves cardiovascular health.
  • Mental Health Deep relaxation reduces stress and increases concentration.

People of all ages and physical abilities can practice yoga. If you have any questions or physical conditions that you believe might prevent you from doing yoga, check with your physician or the yoga instructor at the center before taking your first class.

YOGA: Level 1 and Level 2

SESSION # 1

Beginning of Raja Yoga:

  • Yamas & Niyamas (guiding principles of yoga)
  • Asanas (postures)
  • Pranayama (breathing Exercises)
  • Dharana (Concentration /Focus exercises)
Instructor Dates Times
Alicja W. Walczak, MS, CRS Mondays, July 7-28, 2014

Yoga Level 2
3:30-5:00 p.m.

Yoga Level 1
6:00-7:30p.m.

 Wednesdays, July 9-30, 2014 Yoga Level 1
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Mondays, Sept. 8-29, 2014

Yoga Level 2
3:30-5:00 p.m.

Yoga Level 1
6:00-7:30p.m.

 Wednesdays, Sept.10-Oct. 1, 2014 Yoga Level 1
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Deanna Burkett, MA, MS, RYT

Mondays, August 18 and 25, 2014

Note: $25.00 for these two classes if paid in full

Yoga Level 2
3:30-5:00 p.m.

Yoga Level 1
6:00-7:30p.m.

Wednesdays, August 20 and 27, 2014

Note: $25.00 for these two classes if paid in full

Yoga Level 1
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Mondays, Oct. 6-27, 2014

Yoga Level 2
3:30-5:00 p.m.

Yoga Level 1
6:00-7:30p.m.

 Wednesdays, Oct. 8-29, 2014 Yoga Level 1
5:30-7:00 p.m.

 

Fees - Yoga 1 and Yoga 2

  • Four classes is $50, if paid in full.
  • “Drop-In” fee – one class is $15
  • “Drop-In” fee applies for classes paid for less than full session.
  • Small class size - 6 person maximum so that attention can be given to everyone.

Note: In an effort to keep the Yoga classes affordable, we cannot give refunds for missed classes or carry missed classes to the next session.

Private Individual Instruction

Alicja W. Walczak, MS, CRS offers private, individual instruction by appointment only.

  • The cost for one person, 1 hour class is $50, or purchase a package of four, 1 hour classes for $175.
  • The cost for two persons, 1 hour class is $27 each, or a package of four, 1 hour classes for $95 each
  • There are no refunds if one person misses a class

Beginner Yoga

Call the Center for Integrative Medicine at 412-623-3023 with your name, e-mail address, and telephone number if you are interested in attending a Fall Beginner Yoga class.

Session 1

Beginner Yoga classes are for people who:

  • Are not familiar with Yoga
  • Are not flexible and feel stiff
  • Want to learn how to release tension and stress
  • Would like to learn focus and concentration
  • Need to learn to relax the body and calm the mind

Fall class dates to be announced.

  • 1 to 2 p.m.
    Note: If you are attending this class, it may be better if you have a late lunch.
  • There are 6 classes, each 1 hour long
  • Fee: $55 per session (6 classes);
  • “Drop-In” rate is $12 per class - if space is available

Class sizes are small, with a minimum of 4 persons per class and a maximum of 8 persons, so that attention can be given to everyone.

Note: In an effort to keep the Yoga classes affordable, we cannot give refunds for missed classes or carry missed classes to the next session.

Private Individual Instruction

Private, individual instruction is available by appointment only.

  • The cost for 1 person, 1-hour class is $50, or purchase a package of four 1-hour classes for $175.

​Contact Us

UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine
Shadyside Place
Suite 310
580 S. Aiken Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

For general information or to schedule an appointment, call 412-623-3023.

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