30 East Main St., Suites 200 & 202, Uniontown, Pa., 15401
Prenatal Yoga - 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 8
Pregnancy is a wondrous, special time in a woman’s life and requires supreme self-care. When mom is radiant, happy and healthy, so is baby!Our prenatal yoga sessions offer a warm, supportive environment where expecting mothers can connect to their babies and deepest selves. The intention of our prenatal classes is to explore the fullest capacity of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual beings as mothers in order to empower our gestational and birth experience.
Class will flow through a series of sequences designed to balance energy, from light, energizing, active postures to deeply restorative, soothing ones. Poses will focus on strengthening and preparation for birth, relaxation for a joyful, peaceful pregnancy and poses to accommodate the growing belly.
Common pregnancy ailments, such as sciatica, pubic symphysis pain, nausea, sleeplessness, digestive issues, round ligament pain, tight hips and back and anxiety will be addressed.
Meditation to connect mom with baby and to manage fears and doubts of labor and motherhood will be incorporated. Students will be taught breathing exercises to promote peace and balance. Yoga props, such as bolsters, blocks and straps, will be used.
Suitable for women in their first, second and third trimesters. Must be 12 weeks pregnant or more to attend. Participants receive promo code for six free downloadable prenatal yoga videos by instructor Brynn Cunningham.
$15/ drop-ins welcome
Yoga for Runners Workshop - 8:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 10
The first of four workshops/classes of the Inhale Exhale Run Series at LPS, The Yoga for Runners Workshop is open to all levels of runners (beginners to elite) and yoga practitioners (no experience to advanced). The workshop includes a vinyasa-style yoga practice beginning with a dynamic sequence (designed to be performed pre-run as a warm-up) and moves seamlessly into sun salutations that link strength-building exercises and yoga poses targeting muscle groups specific to running. The physical portion of the workshop ends with a relaxing, cooling flow accompanied by longer-held poses aimed at releasing connective tissue and common tight areas in the body due to running. The workshop incorporates myo-fascial release exercises using foam rollers and therapy tools. Guided meditation and breath work (pranayama) designed to enhance running performance is interwoven throughout the practice. Participants will receive electronic copies of the workshop's running resources via email post-workshop and must bring their own foam roller and yoga mat. The purpose of the workshop is to create a mind/body/spirit connection with running using yoga as a conduit and breathing as the primary guiding element so that running becomes a lifelong, easy, enjoyable, rhythmic practice, with yoga at it's core. Brynn brings real world running and racing experience to the mat and shares how uniting foundational elements of yoga with running can, and has for her, created a spiritual, easeful, rhythmic, sustainable, lifelong enjoyment of running, whether for pleasure or medals.Bring your own foam roller if you have one. Studio can provide foam rollers if you do not have one.
Other Inhale Exhale Run Series events:
Yoga Run Yoga with Brynn and runners Leah Staley, LMT & RYT, and Tara Spaw Fronczek, PTA
8:30-10 a.m., Saturday, April 7
YOMA (Yoga & Massage) for Runners with Brynn & Leah Staley, LMT & RYT
6-7:15 p.m., Thursday, May 10
Injury Prevention for Runners led by Dr. Justin Deskovich
10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Saturday, May 21
Yoga Trail Running Excursion
Saturday, June 23
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Ashtanga Yoga - 5-6:30 p.m., Sunday, March 11
Ashtanga is a system of yoga transmitted to the Western world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of India. This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive, fixed series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. Our studio mix incorporates the Primary Series, Second Series and Third Series linked with a flowing vinyasa, challenging you to maintain ujjayi breath, energy locks and a soft gaze throughout the dynamic practice. This vigorous, athletic class is open to all levels - intermediate students will be challenged to discover their growing edge while beginners will learn foundational asanas and a traditional practice.
Class passes apply/ $12 drop-in
Spring Equinox Detox: Warm Flow & Yin Restore Version - 4:45-5:45 p.m., Monday, March 19
Join Brynn Cunningham, RYT-200, for a special spring equinox detox class incorporating gentle flow, yin and restorative postures that will twist, bind and compress to renew your soul, spirit and body for the spring season!
Regular class passes apply/$12 drop-in
Spring Equinox Detox: Hot Power Yoga Edition - 6-7 p.m., Monday, March 19
Join Brynn Cunningham, RYT-200, for a special spring equinox detox class incorporating a hot power yoga style class with postures that will twist, bind and compress to renew your soul, spirit and body for the spring season!
Regular class passes apply/$12 drop-in
Acupuncture & Yin Yoga for the Spring Season - 6-7:15 p.m., Thursday, March 22
Join Melissa Murtha, LAc, MSTOM and Brynn Cunningham, RYT-200, for a unique acupuncture and yoga event to usher in the spring season. Brynn will guide students through yin yoga poses, performed mostly in seated and reclined positions and held between one and five minutes. Yin poses target the joints and connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and lower back on the physical level with a deep release of tight muscles and stiffness deep within the body.
While students are holding the still, grounding Yin postures, Melissa will insert acupuncture beads, seeds or needles into the ears and various parts of the body with the intention of clearing the pathways of the late winter organs of the kidneys and rrinary bladder, associated with the water element, while strengthening the spring organs of the liver and gallbladder, associated with the wood element.
According to the Yin Yoga Meridian Theory, when we practice certain poses while applying deep, mindful breathing, we facilitate healing and balance energy through the compression and stretching of meridians. The combination of acupuncture further facilitates healing.
Melissa and Brynn will lead students in meditation as they recline in complete surrender and attune themselves with the transition of the seasons. Class will end with an extended supported Svasana and Yoga Nidra.
*Wear loose-fitting, flowy pants or long shorts to allow accessibility to meridians lines of the legs.
Melissa Murtha, LAc., is a Uniontown native who had always been interested in the self-healing power of the human body. She developed her desire to be an acupuncturist as early as her sophomore year of high school. After earning a BA in psychology from LaSalle University, she and her husband moved to Chicago so she could attend the renowned Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she received her Master's of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Upon passing her National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine board exams, she moved back to her hometown, where she has had a practice since then with Braun Chiropractic PC. Two years ago, she expanded her practice, forming Red Lily Acupuncture LLC and opened a second location in Greensburg, PA. She and her husband have three amazing daughters.
Pre-registration (before the day of event): $40; Drop-in: $50 (LPS monthly members get an additional 15 percent off)
Prenatal Full Moon Flow & Yin Yoga - 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 28
Prenatal Yoga takes on a new spin while keeping the same tone as the regular class... Align with the feminine moon energy with circular salutations (Chandra Namaskar), honoring the cyclical nature of the universe and the life growing within you! Yin yoga will soothe tightness and tension in a gentle and effective way. See complete description above!
$15/ drop-ins welcome
Click here to read about my Prenatal/Postnatal Teacher Training at the Asheville Yoga Center.
Yoga for Athletes/Team Training – available by appointment with Laura Patterson-Santore and Brynn
Train like a warrior! Custom strength and meditation training designed for competitive athletes. Boot camp sessions integrate movement, strength, balance and breath work to complement existing sport-specific training programs. The sequence is designed to address flexibility and proper alignment and is challenging for a wide range of abilities.
Available exclusively at LPS or at the team facility. Contact LPS for customized session scheduling and pricing at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-557-9206.
Private Sessions – available by appointment
Sessions include but are not limited to: Beginners, basics, arm balances, inversions, core strength, prenatal, postpartum, weight loss, stress relief, yoga for athletes, yoga for runners, breath work (Pranayama), meditation, mindfulness, peaceful sleep, slow flow, yin, restorative, power yoga, Ashtanga, chakra yoga, moon salutations, yoga for the injured and more! Email email@example.com to book.
2944 National Pike, Chalk Hill, Pa. 15421
Warm Ashtanga - 6:15-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 12 & 26, $12 drop-ins
Ashtanga is a system of yoga transmitted to the Western world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of India. This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive, fixed series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. We will work with the Primary Series, a hip opening practice linking poses together in a flowing vinyasa style. Ashtanga challenges practitioners to maintain ujjayi breath, energy locks and a soft gaze throughout the dynamic practice. This vigorous, athletic class is open to all levels - intermediate students will be challenged to discover their growing edge while beginners will learn foundational asanas and a traditional practice. Leave feeling light and refreshed with that post-Ashtanga glow!
Prenatal Yoga - 5:30-7p.m., Friday, March 16 - see above description/ $12 drop-ins
Chakra Awakening with Yoga & Aroma Acupoint Therapy - 5:30-7 p.m., Friday, March 23
Harmonize your chakras, the body’s internal energy centers, with a seven-class chakra workshop series blending yoga techniques and Aroma Acupoint Therapy (AAT). Join Brynn and Kari for each workshop where you’ll explore one of the seven chakras through movement and meditation enhanced by the application of pure essential oils to bring each spiritual center into balance. Class will be synchronized to the beat of chakra aligning music. All levels. Wear loose fitting clothing for access to acupoints. The focus of this session is the root chakra, Muldahara, leaving you connected, nourished and grounded!
$30 online pre-registration or $35 day of drop-in