Events & Workshops

Looking for yoga teacher training?

Want to develop your meditation or pranayama practice? Already a yoga teacher and need Yoga Alliance CEUs?

Consider attending Plasha Yoga School events to continue your yogic journey!

Upcoming or past events and workshops have included: Meditation, Pranayama, The Yoga Sutras, Resolve to Evolve, Yoga Psychology, The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living, Ayurveda, Prenatal Yoga, Back Pain, Forest Bathing, Mindfulness Bushcrafting, Yoga for Athletes, Postural Yoga Clinics, Partner Yoga, Cooking Classes, Thai Yoga Massage for Couples, Valentines Program, Conscious Communication and Kidding Around Yoga.

Kirtan Concert with Brenda McMorrow

March 19: 7:30-9:30 pm

Cost: $20 prepaid/$25 at door/$30 married couples/under 12 free

Brenda McMorrow Kirtan March 19 at Plasha Yoga in Erie!

Brenda McMorrow is a Devotional Kirtan (pronounced “Keer-than”) artist who has had a rich and diverse musical career (from folk to jazz to bluegrass). Now, with a deep love and recognition of the healing power of sound, she is invited to travel worldwide to share her unique blend of original, folk-inspired melodies and sacred Indian devotional chants. Brenda is known for her unique and warmly embracing style of mantra music, a mix of acoustic folk, world rhythms and ancient Indian mantras engagingly presented with a sweetly introspective singer-songwriter’s sensibility.  As spiritual teacher Ram Dass has said: “Brenda has a gift”, and her music has been touching people’s hearts worldwide.

With 5 celebrated devotional chant albums, Brenda is a featured artist on the White Swan Records roster, a Colorado label well known for it’s high-profile yoga-inspired artists like Deva Premal.  Brenda has been invited to Festivals and events across North and Latin America, Europe and Asia as part of her most recent tour schedule.

She will be accompanied by percussionist, recording artist and University of Akron music professor, Craig Narada Wise!

“Brenda McMorrow has forged her own unique and welcoming style of mantra music, blending elements of acoustic folk, world rhythms, with a sweetly introspective singer-songwriter’s sensibility.  Her new album, Igniting the Beauty, blends inspired reinterpretations of some of her best repertoire material with meditative new compositions that explore gorgeous vistas of dreamlike melodies” – Yoga Journal

Find out more about Brenda at: http://www.brendamcmorrow.com

To prepay on Pay Pal, please click on register.



Starting or Deepening A Home Yoga Practice

November 25: 6:30 to 7:30 pm

The busy person's guide to a home yoga practice at Plasha Yoga in Erie

Cost: $20

Not enough time in the day to practice at home? Too busy with work and kids? Think again. We are always at a point of choice and I will help you to choose wisely. This lively workshop will help you start or deepen a home practice with time management skills to succeed. You got this. I will assess your needs and recommend practices based on how long and how often you can practice. Ayurvedic Dosha guidelines can be provided as well. A dedicated practice with regularity, even if it is only 15 minutes daily, will yield more benefits than attending one class per week. Bring a note book or device to record your new and sustainable routine!


Kidding Around Yoga Teacher Training (KAY)

March 21, 2020 – March 22, 2020
9:30 am – 5:00 pm


Join Chelsea McQuaid (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP) for two days of: Games and songs, easy class planning using our amazing class outline, behavior management techniques, age-appropriate  activities for 2-12 year old’s,  80+ asanas appropriate to our songs and games, yogic philosophy, pranayama, meditation and chanting, tips for family, mommy & me, babies, teens, and classroom yoga, partner yoga, teaching yoga in various environments, physical contraindications of poses, deep relaxation/guided meditation for kids…The Secret Garden, how to run a successful kids yoga business, yoga birthday parties and day camps, observe a family class taught by your trainer, stress management for kids, cookin’ with KAY… fun ways to share healthy eating habits, yoga-arts & crafts. Discounts available for school employees, members of the military and early registration!

Sign up here – https://kiddingaroundyoga.com/trainings/erie-pa/

Family Yoga

March 22, 2020, 2 pm

Join Kidding Around Yoga trainer, Chelsea McQuaid (E-RYT 200, RYT 500) for a yoga class for ALL ages. Experience yoga through games, songs, poses and more!
This class is FREE. Registration is requested here – https://www.facebook.com/events/2462519547359904/
Or you may contact yogichelsea@kiddingaroundyoga.com with any questions.

—Previous Event – Ayurvedic Cooking Class—

Ayurvedic Lunch and Cooking Basics
Next One TBA

Ayurvedic diet and nutrition is a complex subject and can be overwhelming. In this introduction to Ayurvedic cooking, we will keep it simple! It’s all about the spices relative to your predominant dosha. In this class we will:

  • Discuss a handout on the general recommendations for the psychological treatment of the doshas
  • Learn how to navigate the complexities of the dual or tri dosha constitution
  • Learn how to make dosha friendly dishes for summer
  • Receive chai recipes for each dosha

Ayurvedic Lunch and Cooking Basics will be hosted at the lovely home of Larry and Vicki Serafin They have a large kitchen where I will teach a cooking class followed by lunch on their deck.

They also have a large pond, hiking trails, swimming pool, and state of the art horse barn. It’s a wonderful setting for a spring and summertime lunch with like-minded people. Cost is $20 and includes two Ayurvedic dishes. You can pay me directly or register below with Pay Pal.

Please take the Dosha quiz to know your body type. Go to https://shop.chopra.com/dosha-quiz

Recommended books: “The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook” by Amrita Sondhi and “Perfect Balance” by Atreya.

Michael Plasha was trained and certified in Ayurveda and Yoga by Dr. David Frawley. He is celebrating the 21st anniversary of his studio in Erie.

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

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