Classes

Class Schedule, Description, and Fees

We offer traditional holistic yoga with a focus on wellness. Why does this matter?

What Will Plasha Yoga Do for Me?

 Here’s a list of the benefits of traditional yoga supported by science:

Lowers stress

Reduces low back pain

Increases GABA, this neurotransmitter helps calm your brain down. It also works to regulate anxiety.

Decreases depression

Reduces inflammation

May decrease risk factors for heart disease

Reduces chronic pain

Improves sleep

Improves balance and increases flexibility and strength

Improves breathing

Reduces migraine intensity

Improves digestion

Reduced need for medications

Ready to improve your health? Winter session begins January 7. Register below. 

January 1, 2018, marked the 20th anniversary of directing a Yoga studio in Erie! It all started with free classes I began offering in my living room in 1984. We continue to integrate classical principles with current scientific research to provide an effective and sustainable mind, body and spirit practice for all phases of life.

The goal of traditional yoga is to become liberated from the mind-body concept or ego and experience the true Self – free of fear and anxiety.  We look forward to supporting you on this journey!

We are personal and attentive. Our studio offers a boutique setting to support your self-growth through courses with an emphasis on safety. Over 1,000 hours of training and over 45 years of experience inform my classes and private lessons. Feel the Difference Experience Makes! I have served on the Yoga Alliance advisory committee for recommending standards for teachers and schools. Our classes and my trainings will meet the highest standards of safety and instruction!

In our classes, you will experience a meditative approach to the postures within the context of Ayurvedic and Mindfulness principles. You will be supported in accepting your body the way it is yet be encouraged to challenge your perceived limitations so you can experience yourself perhaps in a new, exciting and more fulfilling way.

All classes awaken the essence of who you are: peace, love, and joy!

If you’re looking to attend our special events and workshops, you can find our schedule and descriptions here.

If you’re looking to train at the Plasha Yoga School, you can find our courses here.

If you prefer private lessons in Yoga, Meditation, Prenatal Yoga and Ayurveda, please go to the Private Lessons page for details.

I am also a Mindfulness and Stress Management Consultant and my clients include Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and school districts. Contact me at 814-864-1114 or rhadeya@plashayoga.com for an individual assessment of your organizations’ needs. 

Getting Started 

If you are new to Yoga or my studio, the first class is $10; otherwise, drop-in is $15. Contact me at 814-864-1114 or rhadeya@plashayoga.com to register/drop-in for a class.

Fall 2018

14 weeks
Sept. 10- Dec. 22

(No Classes the Week of Nov. 19)

$15 drop-in

Mondays
Beyond Beginners: 10 to 11:15 am (Hatha 2 and Flows)
Slow Flow for Beginners and Beyond: 5:30 to 6:45 pm (Hatha 1)
Beyond Beginners: 7:00 to 8:15 pm (Hatha 2 and Flows)

Tuesdays
Gentle Beginners and Restorative Yoga: 10 to 11:15 am
Prenatal Yoga: 5:30 to 6:45 pm (mini-series; only on Nov. 27; Dec. 4, 11, 18 – $50)
Gentle Beginners and Restorative Yoga: 7:00 to 8:15 pm

Wednesdays
Beginners: 10 to 11:15 a.m. – Chelsea
Guided Meditation: Noon to 12:30 pm – Chelsea (special rate of $80 or $10 drop-in) (new and experienced meditators welcome)
Raja Flow: 5:30 to 6:45 pm (Sutra, Yin Yoga-4-6 gentle poses for all levels, Pranayama, Shavayatra or Yoga Nidra and Meditation)

Thursdays
Beyond Beginners: 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. (Hatha 2-3 and Flows)

Saturdays
Workshops & Trainings

                    Holiday Classes to End Hunger

Support the Second Harvest Food Bank with our annual donation classes. Please bring a non-perishable food and receive a class! Be a Santa to a hungry family. First come first serve. No need to register. 

Dec. 21 5:00 to 6:15 pm

Winter Solstice and Full Moon Candlelight Flow with Pink Floyd’s Iconic Dark Side of the Moon – Michael

Dec. 22 9 to 10am

Kids Yoga Ages 5-9 – Chelsea

Dec. 26 6:30 to 8 pm

Back to Basics – the foundations of postures – Chelsea

Dec. 27 10:00 to 11:15 am

Recover and Renew with Yin and Restorative – Michael

Dec. 29 9:00 to 11:30 am

Sounds and Scents of the Season / Mixed Level – Norine

Dec. 30 6:00 to 7pm

Mudra, Mantra and Meditation – Yoga for the Mind (no postures) – Chelsea

Jan. 1 1:00 to 2:15 pm

Detox Moderate Flow with Active Options -Michael

 

       Celebrating Our 21st Year as a Studio!

Winter Session – 2019

9-weeks

Jan. 7 to March 15

No classes the week of March 4

$110 (one class a week)

(To help you choose, class descriptions are below the registration form.)

Mondays

Beyond Beginners (Hatha 2) 10:00 to 11:15 am

Slow Flow for Beginners and Beyond (Hatha 1-2) 5:30      to 6:45 pm

Beyond Beginners (Hatha 2) 7:00 to 8:15 pm

 

Tuesdays

Gentle Beginners and Restorative Yoga 10:00 to 11:15 am

Lunar Flow for Beginners and Beyond 5:30 to 6:45 pm

Gentle Beginners and Restorative Yoga 7:00 to 8:15 pm

 

Wednesdays

Beginners (Hatha 1) 10 to 11:15 am – Chelsea

Multi-Level Vigorous Flow (Hatha 2-3) 5:30 to 6:45 pm

Thursdays

Beyond Beginners (Hatha 2) 5:30 to 6:45 pm

Yin Yoga 7:00 to 8:15 pm

Saturdays

Workshops and Trainings (go to Events and School pages)

Spring Session – 2019

9- weeks

March 18 to May 25

(No classes the week of April 22)

$110 (one class a week) 

Same Schedule as Winter Session

All classes taught by Michael Plasha, E-RYT500, RPYT, YACEP except where noted.

Winter /Spring Fees/Registration Information

Unless otherwise noted, fees are for one class per week, during a session.

Early Registration fee of $110 by Dec. 24 for Winter Session and March 11 for Spring Session. Payment plans are available. Pro-rating anytime for $12 per class depending on how many classes.  Married couples or partners: $200 either session.

The Full Yogi: $200 by Dec. 23 for Both Sessions (one class per week). Married couples or partners: $390

Special Discount: Enjoy two classes a week: $180-either session or three classes per week for only $250. 

Registration continues until any classes fill.

No refunds for missed classes. Schedule any make ups with me.

Drop-in class (please call ahead @ 864-1114 or e mail me at rhadeya@plashayoga.com): $15

Private Lessons (call for appt.@ 864-1114): $100/hr. Fast-forward your practice and optimize the benefits of yoga by creating an individualized approach.

If you have questions call me at 864-1114 or e-mail me at rhadeya@plashayoga.com. Thank you!

Registration

Gentle Beginners, Restorative and Mindfulness Yoga

The yoga of non-doing, restorative yoga, focuses on effortlessness and ease. When the body is fully supported with bolsters and blankets, it releases deeply held tensions. It is for any student who is not pregnant and without serious back conditions like spondylolistheses, spondylolysis or diagnosed disc disease. It can be excellent for students recovering from injuries and managing chronic diseases. Deep relaxation, pranayama and mindfulness meditation are included.

Beginners (Learning Hatha 1)

For new beginners or those who need a refresher. A thorough and safe introduction to yoga including modifications, adaptations, and contraindications. Deep relaxation, pranayama and meditation are included

Slow Flow for Beginners and Beyond (Hatha 1 and 2)

Another thorough and safe introduction to yoga including modifications, adaptations, and contraindications.Slow and gentle Vinyasas and static postures for overall wellness and specific health conditions are featured. Deep relaxation, pranayama and meditation are included.

Beyond Beginners (Hatha 1-2)

For experienced beginners. Please check with me if you are not sure. Familiarity with contraindications, stages of progression and modifications is necessary related to beginner level (Hatha 1) postures and flows. You will learn new Hatha 2 practices like advanced pranayama, relaxation, meditation and asanas. Multi-level moderate flows are also included.

Lunar Flow (Hatha 1-2)

A delicious mix of lunar selected Hatha poses and flows, Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Deep relaxation, pranayama and meditation are included. 

Yin Yoga (Hatha 1-2)

Most yoga is Yang which can stretch and strengthen muscles. Yin stretches the connective tissue. Both are needed to improve flexibility. Most lifestyles are Yang – think Type A personalities. Find balance with a meditative, relaxed and introspective classDeep relaxation, pranayama and meditation are included. You may leave softer and more serene! 

Vigorous Vinyasa (Hatha 2-3)

This is for experienced beginners who like longer and more challenging flows and transitions based on the Ashtanga primary and secondary series. Deep relaxation, pranayama and meditation are included

Yoga For Back Pain

Learn ways to manage, reduce and possibly end your pain. You will practice a routine that I have used successfully in hundreds of private lessons and group classes for those suffering from kyphosis, lordosis, musculoskeletal pain, bulging discs, sacroiliac joint misalignment, piriformis caused mild sciatica, and after back surgery (with physician approval). Please let me know what your condition is when you register. However, for chronic conditions, see your physician to rule out infections, cancer, spinal fractures (osteoporosis) and neurological causes. Please bring a permission slip from your health care provider.

Private Lessons / Yoga Parties and Events

I am available for private Prenatal, Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy consultations and classes for $100 an hour. Click here for more information. A lower rate is available for regular schedule privates and semi-privates. Fast-forward your practice and optimize the benefits of yoga by scheduling an individualized and therapeutic approach. Call for an appointment. House visits can be made for your convenience. I am also available for single event yoga parties and private classes at a special group rate! Contact me to schedule.
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