Welcome to Plasha Yoga!

We are a traditional and holistic studio that meets your personal mind, body and spirit goals. 

We are the only studio in Erie that features all 500 hour level teachers or more. 

A 30 hour Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Training begins in January! Details on the Events page.

My next workshop at the internationally acclaimed Integral Yoga Institute in Yogaville, Virginia is on Nov. 17-19, 2017. Join me for Beyond Asana: The Joy of Classical Yoga.

Erie PA’s First and Foremost Yoga and Meditation Studio is Plasha Yoga – Honoring the tradition of Classical Yoga with the most respected level of training and the most experience available locally. January 1, 2017 marks the 19th anniversary of directing a Yoga studio in Erie! It all started with free classes I began offering in my living room in 1980. Since then I have been integrating classical principles with current scientific research to provide an effective and sustainable mind, body and spirit practice for all phases of life.

Why Choose Plasha Yoga?

It is personal and attentive; offered in a boutique setting that supports self-growth through courses with an emphasis on safety. Over 1,000 hours of training and over 40 years of experience inform my classes and private lessons. Feel the Difference Experience Makes! Plasha Yoga has been voted Best Yoga Studio the most in the Erie’s Choice Awards. Asana can only take us so far. The inner spiritual practices can take us all the way. We offer both! I serve on the Yoga Alliance advisory committee for recommending standards for teachers and schools. You can be assured our classes and my trainings will meet the highest standards of safety and instruction!

What is the Plasha Yoga advantage?

Most of our classes are 90 minutes unlike the 60 minute classes offered at other places at the same cost. This extra time allows us in all of the classes, and not just the occasional workshop, to provide more depth in everything from safe postural alignment to spiritual practices like chanting, pranayama, meditation and Yoga Nidra. Why? Because you are worth it.

If you want more than a physical workout accompanied by that loud “killer playlist”, consider an inner directed spiritual approach that minimizes distractions and allows you to go deep within.

There are more classes and teachers in 2016! All teachers are certified and have at least 500 hours of training to support you in a safe practice. Details are on the Classes page. Ongoing workshops and trainings are on the Events page.

These classes integrate several schools of Hatha Yoga as well as the spiritual practices of Raja, Bhakti, Mantra and Jnana Yoga, Tantra, Mindfulness and Ayurveda. All classes awaken the essence of who you are: peace, love, and joy!

Please go to the link at the bottom of the About page to see a list of my qualifications. We look forward to meeting you and supporting you on adapting Yoga to your specific needs.

“Michael is an amazing teacher. He has done many workshops for us as a part of our Samayama Yoga Teacher Training program.”
Director Lucinda LaRee