Submitted by Karen Beer
In August 2016, Allegheny West welcomed a new yoga studio — Northside Yoga — at 845 Western Avenue. Owners Lyndsey Fullen and Katie Mogilski, both Northside residents, noticed the lack of yoga studios in the neighborhood. They wanted neighbors to be able to practice yoga without having to cross the bridge into Downtown. With help from Diane Mercer of the Northside Community Development Fund, they found a beautiful old building on Western Avenue, the former site of the Used Textbook Warehouse.
Lyndsey and Katie’s mission is to provide fitness-based yoga classes for all levels to the Northside and neighboring area residents. The classes at Northside Yoga include personal attention and aim to empower practitioners to lead happy, healthy, inspired lives. Additionally, Northside Yoga strives to enhance the surrounding community by offering regular karma classes and other events that benefit a Northside area charity.
Every Sunday at 2:00 pm, Northside Yoga offers a “Karma” Class. The class is donation-based, pay what you can, and all proceeds benefit a local non-profit. So far, Lyndsey and Katie have been able to donate to the Humane Society, Light of Life and City of Asylum. Until April, this class benefits the Northside Food Pantry. They recommend securing a spot online in advance, as the class has been filling up!
For more information and class schedules, please visit northsideyogapgh.com, or follow on Facebook and Instagram (@northsideyogapgh).
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