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Heated Level 1-2 Vinyasa with music

This class is taught by:

Lindsay Austin

Lindsay’s first experience with yoga was in 2003, when she escaped to Costa Rica for a week long Baptiste Immersion Bootcamp. She returned with a sense of lightness and peace that she knew would serve her in everyday life. After years of a consistent practice coupled with a passion for preaching the benefits of yoga, it was time to enroll in teacher training. Lindsay was trained and certified with Dominique Ponko of Yoga Flow. Her teaching style emphasizes a strong foundation and the intuition of her students. Freedom of movement, freedom from pain, space, stillness, presence, and the magic of balance—Lindsay invites you to discover these benefits and so much more. Let go and come be curious…you never know what you’ll find on your mat.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Level 1-2 classes are accessible to beginner and intermediate practitioners. Experienced instructors provide plenty of modifications and intensifications so that students can reach their full potential. Head to toe, students will leave feeling balanced and restored.  

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 17 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Lindsay Austin
  • Tue Dec 18 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Erin Malone
  • Tue Dec 18 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Laura Baker
  • Wed Dec 19 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Liz Juchno
  • Wed Dec 19 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Mary Malone
  • Thu Dec 20 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Mary Malone
  • Thu Dec 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Claire McPherson
  • Fri Dec 21 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Erin Malone
  • Fri Dec 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Jamie Hartman
  • Fri Dec 21 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Jamie Hartman
  • Mon Dec 24 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Erin Malone