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Michael Plasha, Yoga, Ayurvedic, and Meditation Educator, is also an Addiction, Trauma and Chronic Disease Specialist.

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Erie’s First and Foremost Holistic Yoga & Meditation Studio

Plasha Yoga has Offered Traditional and Adaptive Yoga for over 20 years!

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Cultivate joy, relieve stress, and laugh at our studio as well!


Meet other likeminded yoga and meditation students and receive (and give!) support.


Learn valuable stress-relieving yoga practices to help strengthen mind, body and soul. And become certified to instruct yoga and lead your own meditation classes.

Feel the Difference Experience Makes!
Coming soon...

Yoga Podcasts

Very soon we’re going to be revealing our much anticipated Podcast. We look forward to discussing topics such as meditation, stress relief, yoga and more.

Online Courses

We’re going global! Stay tuned for information about exciting online instruction and classes being offered.

Live Stream Videos

We’re going to be live streaming classes and offering education in real time. To stay updated, visit our Facebook page.

Read What our Students Say!

“If you want authentic yoga that focuses on the mind-body-breath connection and provides personal growth lessons taught by a highly experienced instructor who lives his life based on his own teachings, this is where you need to be. Michael sees and understands the needs of his clients and tailors his instruction to suit. He suggests pose modifications based on ability level and health restrictions, providing options for those seeking a more challenging experience, but stressing safety in all poses. He does this in a nurturing manner with a dose of humor and without hubris or mandating.”

Scott Deal

“I am a woman in my late 50’s who is not athletic, and I started attending Plasha Yoga about 3 years ago. I am always encouraged to listen to my body and go out of the posture as soon as it does not feel right for me where I am now. The biggest benefit I have gotten from my classes at Plasha is that I have been inspired to follow a path to serious meditation, and I took the 25 hour class for Meditation Teacher training. I have no interest in teaching, but the study enhanced my meditation practice in every way. This is yoga for your mind and body. Round bodies, old bodies, not just competitive gym yoga. I feel the most peaceful in my entire week when I leave class Monday evening, and I am now pretty good at knowing how to welcome that peace into my daily life.”

Jan Pytlarz

“I have been taking classes at Plasha Yoga for almost twenty years. Michael’s warmth, kindness, and depth of knowledge are beyond compare. Not only have I gained physical strength and flexibility through his classes, but I have been challenged to examine my thoughts and actions through the practice, which is far more than poses alone. If you want a trendy, westernized hot yoga experience, this isn’t the place. If you want to explore a holistic approach to mind, body, and spiritual health, deeply rooted in tradition, this is the best place for it in Erie!”

Kathleen Ryan

Michael Plasha – Founder & Educator

40 Years of Experience

Michael Plasha, founder of Plasha Yoga, has over 40 years of experience providing students with both community yoga classes and private lessons, which cater to each individual’s experience level.

Visit our About page to hear more of Michael’s Journey.


Michael has over 1,000 hours of training from Integral Yoga, the American Institute of Vedic Studies, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Kripalu, and Viniyoga. He has taught over 11,000 classes; over 16,000 hours of teaching experience.

For more, visit Qualifications.

Yoga Style and Methodology

Michael offers safe and thorough alignment, precise verbal cueing, a nurturing non-competitive atmosphere, creative sequencing of over 150 postures, compassionate assists and sophisticated breathing, and more!

Visit our Style Page to learn more about Michael’s Methodology.

Addiction, Trauma and Chronic Disease Specialist

Beyond being a Ayurvedic and Meditation Educator, Michael is an Addiction, Trauma and Chronic Disease Specialist, which allows him to provide high quality specialized yoga classes which address a wide-range of ailments.

Visit our Classes Page to find course offerings that fit your individual needs.

Enjoy a Free Ten Minute Relaxation Video

by Michael Plasha 

For more yoga practices like this, go to Plasha Yoga’s new online shop

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Plasha Yoga
3330 West 26th St., Suite 13
Erie, PA 16506

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