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Heated Level 1-2 Vinyasa

This class is taught by:

Jamie Malinowski

A Pittsburgh native, Jamie began practicing while living in a new city and searching for a cure for her consistent low back pain. She stumbled upon Bikram yoga in Alexandria, VA, and within a year was apprenticing under the direction of owner Jim Ambrogi, and received her RYT-200 certification in the Barkan Method of Hot Yoga, which is a fusion of Bikram and Vinyasa yoga. Jamie is also the former owner of Prima Yoga in Cranberry Township, and has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 7 years. Jamie believes everyone can practice and benefit from yoga, and when teaching she strives to make postures accessible to every student, focusing on the alignment rather than the depth of each pose. Her classes will leave you feeling energized, challenged and strong, but also with a sense of peace as she guides you through physical postures while taking moments to encourage you to notice your breath, your body, and to find the stillness in each asana. Jamie looks forward to sharing her passion for yoga with others. She currently resides in Valencia with her husband , Ed, and their two boxer fur-babies.

Erin Malone

Born and raised in Toledo Ohio, Erin is a graduate of St. Ursula Academy ('05) and Ohio University ('09) with a degree in Special Education. She moved to Pittsburgh in 2010. Erin's yoga practice began when Stray Dog opened their doors in January 2011. She found that practicing several times a week helped her maintain a healthy lifestyle and balance the stress of a new job and city.  Erin's love of yoga, the community she found at Stray Dog and her teaching background led her to enroll in the Stray Dog's first Teacher Training Program in October '12. She completed her 200 hour teacher training in January '12.  Erin also completed Yoga Works Kid's Yoga Teacher training with Jocelyn Kay Levy.   Erin appreciates the physicality of a regular yoga practice along with the mental and emotional calm that is found by challenging your mind and body on the mat. Her classes are designed to help students recognize their strength within and allow them to float through a mindful and eclectic flow.

Caitlin Camesi-Hentosz

Caitlin is a graduate of Duquesne University with a BS in Accounting and Information Systems. She has been involved in dance and fitness for most of her life. After practicing yoga for 3 years, her love for the physicality and cleansing principles of hot yoga inspired her to continue her education and become a certified teacher. Caitlin completed a Yoga Alliance certified teacher training in Pittsburgh in 2011. She finds yoga to be the perfect balance between her corporate job and her love for achieving mental, physical and spiritual well being.

Mary Malone

Mary began practicing yoga in high school to get a workout in. After she graduated, she spent months traveling in India where she spent time studying Yoga in an Ashram. Since then she has completed her 200Hr through YogaWorks. Yoga has given her the opportunity to be curious in her body and mind. Yoga is her way to practice kindness, self-compassion, and simply allow each moment to exist. She enjoys giving people the space and support to try new things and to find what feels good in their body. Her classes are creative, fun and joyful.

Laura Baker

Laura completed her 200 hour teacher training at Stray Dog Yoga Studio in 2015. Laura aims to meet her students where they are in their practice, inviting them to develop a loving self awareness of their bodies and minds on and off their mats through light-hearted yet intentional vinyasa flows.

Heather Miller

Heather began her love of yoga about 10 years ago. Her practice started as an alternative to running and a great way to spend time with her sister. She was quickly drawn to the mind-body connection and decided to become a certified instructor through Yoga Flow. Heather has her Bachelors degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine and her Masters in Physical Therapy. She is currently a Product Specialist sales representative for Tactile Medical. When not working and teaching, Heather enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and children. They reside in Gibsonia.

Jamie Hartman

Growing up in Pittsburgh, I was a child in perpetual motion! Soccer, tennis, track, and boxing kept me active and fostered in me a deep connection to exercise. I was introduced to yoga when my mom had me tag along to her classes, but it wasn’t until a little later that I realized I truly needed the mindfulness and self-kindness it added to my life. When I was 20, I went to yoga teacher training in Montezuma, Costa Rica with the Warrior One School of Yoga, and became a certified RTY-200 Vinyasa yoga instructor. I’ve gone on to train in Yin and Restorative styles of yoga, and am currently working toward my 500-hour teaching certification.

In my class, expect thoughtful, creative sequencing, an emphasis on mindfulness and presence, and a great playlist. When I’m not teaching, you can find me living in the Strip District with my husband, Cody, and my dog, Sundance.

When I was in third grade, my guidance counselor told my parents I should never have a job at a desk. Thankfully, they encouraged me to explore a career that suited my energy and passions! I feel so grateful to have the opportunity to stay in motion, do what I love, and be a part of such a genuinely caring and uplifting community at Stray Dog Yoga.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in class!

Liz Juchno

Liz was introduced to yoga in the past, but only found her yoga home until she stepped into Stray Dog Yoga Studio. Finding herself yearning for the mental and physical benefits of the practice, she began to devote herself daily to her yoga journey. Encouraged by kind and enlightening teachers, Liz completed her 200 hour teacher training program at Stray Dog Yoga Studio in October 2014. Since then, she has realized this is only the beginning of her yoga journey and continues to dedicate herself to her study and practice. Each time Liz steps onto her mat, she is filled with joy, love and happiness. Liz is excited to share her passion for yoga and encourages anyone who steps onto their mat to smile, find the warmth in their hearts, and a genuine feeling of wellness.
Level 1-2 classes include targeted warmups, Sun Salutations and carefully sequenced standing postures followed by counter postures, cooling floor work and savasana. Experienced instructors provide plenty of modifications and intensifications so that students can leave feeling balanced and restored.  Level 1-2 classes are accessible to beginner and intermediate practitioners. If you are new to vinyasa yoga, we recommend attending a Level 1 classes before Level 1-2 in order to get the most out of your experience.  The studio is heated to 87-92 degrees for this class.  

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Dec 15 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Jamie Malinowski
  • Sat Dec 15 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Erin Malone
  • Sat Dec 15 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jennifer Blumling
  • Sun Dec 16 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Caitlin Camesi-Hentosz
  • Sun Dec 16 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jennifer Blumling
  • Mon Dec 17 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mary Malone
  • Mon Dec 17 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Laura Baker
  • Mon Dec 17 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Heather Miller
  • Mon Dec 17 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jessica Suder
  • Tue Dec 18 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Mary Malone
  • Tue Dec 18 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Jessica Suder
  • Tue Dec 18 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Erin Malone
  • Wed Dec 19 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Jamie Hartman
  • Wed Dec 19 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Erin Malone
  • Wed Dec 19 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Liz Juchno
  • Thu Dec 20 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Claire McPherson
  • Thu Dec 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Jamie Malinowski
  • Thu Dec 20 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Jamie Malinowski
  • Sat Dec 22 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Jamie Malinowski
  • Sat Dec 22 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Erin Malone