Voted best yoga studio in Pittsburgh, The Om Lounge is a unique yoga community founded by Suzanne Nagel. Our classes at both of our studio locations in East Liberty and the Strip District are taught in the style of Vinyasa Krama sequencing methodology.
Vinyasa Krama means a step by step progression into something, or to a certain goal. A goal in this case being a more complex asana (posture)/peak sequence and to arrive in a space of clarity and peace, open to meditation at the end of class.
To give a little more explanation: Vinyasa – which is the principle of synchronizing movement with the breath and Krama – which literally means steps or stages.
When we apply Vinyasa Krama in our sequences, we work our way from simple to more complex poses. We prepare the body within certain poses to move into the more advanced or complex “peak or possibility pose”. Our teachers incorporate a full experience in every class. From the poses and the philosophy, the breath, the playlists, the sweat, the connection, we show up for it all. Our day to day classes are “all levels” and our teachers will offer modifications as well as opportunities to challenge yourself further. You will be in class with students who have been practicing for two days or 10+ years! Beginners should recognize that there is a learning curve for any new skillset and embrace the journey!
Our mission is to share the benefits of a yoga practice which include physical health, emotional wellbeing, and union with the self and others. Our teachers dedicate themselves to be students of the practice first and foremost and regularly attend class as well as continued education trainings developed by our founder Suzanne and other experienced teachers. We genuinely believe that to be present and show up for yourself on your mat will change your life.
Our style is unique and fun. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and we encourage laughter and enjoying your practice above all else. Our studio respects and honors the lineages of yoga posture, alignment and philosophy and at the same time, we encourage students to show up as themselves without fear of judgment. However you show up for yourself is just right. In other words, YOU DO YOU.
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