Yoga with a view! To celebrate the last day of summer, the Office of Public Art invited you to practice yoga on the rooftop terrace of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Boasting fabulous views of the city, the rivers, and four artworks, the rooftop is the perfect spot for a relaxing session. Two classes will take place under Jenny Holzer's For Pittsburgh
, a sweeping LED work featuring the scrolling text of five novels by Pittsburgh writers.
Class descriptions and teacher biographies are below. People at all levels of yoga are welcome to each class, from beginners to advanced students. If you have never tried yoga, please join us! Classes will be limited to 40 students.
A tour of the artwork will be available between sessions at 8:30 PM. Participants are encouraged to stay after their session or arrive early to view the artwork.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to set up your mat and prepare for class. You will need to bring a mat and a towel. A volunteer will greet you and escort you to the roof in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center's East Lobby.
7:30 to 8:30 PM Class: Sunset Yoga
Teacher: Christina Sable, Yoga on CentreChristina Sible has been studying and teaching Iyengar method yoga for 12 years. She is a Certified Intermediate Junior 1 Iyengar teacher. Her primary teachers include Sara Azarius, Lois Steinberg, Dean Learner, and Manouso Manos. She has also studied with Geeta Iyengar and a number of senior Iyengar teachers at the 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2013 Iyengar National Conventions.
9:30 to 10:30 PM Class: Greet the Autumn Equinox
A spiritual, vinyasa-based, all levels practice including brief Sanskrit chanting and meditation. Synchronizing our movements with steady breath and focused intention, we will flow through grounding, balancing, and calming poses to build strength, flexibility, and inner peace. Hands-on adjustments provided; Modifications offered for beginners.
Teacher: Ashlee Green
Ashlee Green’s training has been a mix of formal education and reverent self-study. She began her yoga practice at the age of fifteen. During college in 2008, she traveled to Hyderabad, India and studied with Guru VBVN Rao. She started teaching yoga at the University of Pittsburgh in 2009. In 2010, Ashlee spent six months in Hawai’i living in and teaching yoga at an artist co-housing community and ecovillage. There she discovered AcroYoga, a blend of partner acrobatics and yoga, and continues to incorporate its aspects of subtle body awareness and self-trust into her classes. She draws inspiration from many teachers and styles, including Bryan Kest, Sharon Gannon and David Life, Ashtanga, Anusara and Jivamukti. She holds a 200-hour Classical Yoga certification through Bend Yoga.