Traditional Holistic Yoga with a Focus on Wellness
Why does this matter and what will Plasha Yoga do for me?
Here are some benefits of traditional yoga supported by science:
- Lowers stress
- Reduces low back pain
- Increases GABA – the neurotransmitter that helps calm your brain down – and 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 4. Register Now!
Not sure which class is right for you? Click to learn about our yoga classes.
Yoga Class Schedule
If you are new to yoga or my yoga studio, the first class is $10; otherwise, drop-ins are $15.
Three ways to register or drop-in for a yoga class:
- Complete the online registration form!
- Call (814) 864-1114 (please leave a message if no answer)
- Email email@example.com to register or drop-in for a class!
All classes taught by Michael Plasha, E-RYT500, RPYT, YACEP except where noted.
During the pandemic we offer Studio and Zoom classes.
If you are preregistered for Winter your class is included. If you want to drop in to another class, it is $10 or you can join the class if you need to make up your regularly scheduled class. If you are not registered, drop in is $15. You can pay me with a check or via Venmo (free and no charges). My account name is Michael Plasha. You can also pay with Pay Pal but they do take a percentage from me. You can do that with firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have paid, we will send you an invite for the Zoom classes. You can also register for the session and we will prorate for fewer weeks.
The fall schedule continues until December 17. The schedule is on the Calendar on each page (at the bottom if you are using a phone).
Register for Winter Session Now!
Winter Session 2021
(January 4 – March 12)
(No classes the week of March 1)
$115 per session or $210 for couples
Note: Hybrid means Studio or Zoom in your room.
Beyond Beginners: 10 to 11:15 am (Hatha 2 and Flows) Hybrid
Mixed Level for New and Experienced Beginners: 5:30 to 6:45 pm Hybrid
Beyond Beginners: 7:00 to 8:15 pm (Hatha 2 and Flows) Hybrid
Gentle Beginners, Mindfulness and Restorative Yoga: 10 to 11:15 am Hybrid
Yoga for Back Care : 5:30 to 6:45 pm Hybrid
Gentle Beginners, Mindfulness and Restorative Yoga: 7:00 to 8:15 pm Hybrid
Beginners with Allison: 10 to 11:15 am Hybrid
Vigorous Flow (Hatha 2-3): 5:30 to 7:00 pm Hybrid
Beyond Beginners: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. (Hatha 1-2 and Flows) Hybrid
Workshops & Trainings
(Go to Event and School pages for details.)
Until further notice, if you come to the studio, you will wear your mask when you enter and leave or if you use the bathroom. You can remove it or keep it on when you are on your mat. All high touch areas like the bathroom will be sanitized before class. We will leave sanitizer and paper towels to use for spot cleaning the toilet seat and any handles after using the bathroom. I have measured the room and placed tape where your mats will go six feet from other students. No props will be available. You must bring your own. Please do not attend if you are symptomatic.
Unless otherwise noted, fees are for one class per week, during a session.
Pay with check, Venmo or Pay Pal.
*Early Registration fee of $115 due by December 28 for Winter Session. Couples discount is $210 due by December 28.
*Payment plans are available. Pro-rating is anytime for $12 per class depending on how many weeks.
*Special Discount: Take two yoga classes a week for $190.
Private Lessons (call 814-864-1114 for details and to schedule): $100/hr. Fast forward your practice and optimize the benefits of yoga with an individualized approach.
Special Private Package:
6 lessons for $299! This is for individuals or a married couple. I can go to your home or meet you at the studio or we can do a Zoom format which is great if you live outside of Erie. A package will support you in establishing a lifetime practice for your specific needs!
Plasha Yoga is a 200 and 300 school with Yoga Alliance. Go to the Events Page at plashayoga.com for upcoming trainings.
If you have questions call me at 814-864-1114 or e-mail me at email@example.com. Thank you!
Which Class is for Me?
Night Cap Yoga
Inspired by John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Bed-Ins for Peace, we will be teaching from our bed and yes wearing pajamas like them! Our intention is to prepare you for the most restful sleep you have ever experienced. Included will be my signature bed-top asana sequence suitable for most anyone. Deep relaxation practices, meditations (including occasional laughing ones) and inspirational themes will be included. This may revolutionize your evening ritual to prepare you for drifting off into dream yoga land. Remember John and Paul wrote Revolution 1. Join the revolution. Please keep a dream journal nearby.
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
The Basics and More (Hatha 1)
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 and options for more challenging variations are included. Deep relaxation, pranayama, and meditation are in every class!
Yoga for Women by Women – The Empowerment Series (Hatha 1-2)
Master the juggle with a Life Coach and other women! Empowerment themes plus practices to address every cycle of a woman’s life from menstrual to post menopause.
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 are 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 class. Deep 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 for more information on private yoga lessons. 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.
Feel the Difference Experience Makes!
January 1, 2019 will mark my 21st anniversary of directing a yoga studio in Erie! It all started with free yoga classes I began offering in my living room in 1984. We continue to integrate classical yoga 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 are brought into each class and private lesson. 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 yoga event schedule and descriptions here.
- If you’re looking to train at the Plasha Yoga School, you can find our yoga training courses here.
- If you prefer private lessons in yoga, meditation, prenatal yoga, or Ayurveda, please go to our 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 Michael Plasha at 814-864-1114 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an individual assessment of your or your organizations’ needs.