Accommodating A Pregnant Woman In Your Regular Yoga Class w/ Guest Teacher Deena Blumenfeld

DATE CHANGE: Sunday, May 28
@ Dormont

A pregnant woman walks into your regular yoga class and says, “I’d like to take this class, can you modify for me?” Or maybe it’s one of your regular yoga students who is newly pregnant and wants to keep coming to class. Now what?

Learn how to make your class safe and appropriate for a pregnant woman until it’s time for her to transition to a prenatal yoga class. 

  • Anatomy basics of the pregnant body
  • Physiologic changes that take place during pregnancy and their impact on yoga practice
  • Appropriate modifications for pregnancy in a non-prenatal specific yoga class, both for Asana and Pranayama
  • Common complications during pregnancy and their impact on yoga practice
  • Understanding the scope of your practice as a yoga instructor with regards to a pregnant student
  • When to refer a pregnant mom to a prenatal yoga class and when to refer her to her doctor or midwife

This workshop qualifies for Yoga Alliance (YA) continuing education credits.

This workshop is a combination of lecture, discussion and hands-on practice. Please come dressed for practice.

Open to all Yoga instructors; appropriate for all styles of Yoga.

About Deena:

Deena Blumenfeld ERYT, RPYT, LCCE, FACCE is the maven behind Shining Light Prenatal Education. She has been working with women since 2008 as a prenatal yoga instructor, doula, childbirth educator and teacher of teachers. She specializes in women’s health for all phases of reproduction: fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and pelvic floor health. Her two children put her on her path to serving other women throughout their childbearing years. She can be reached through her website,

A Shamanic Journey w/ Dr. Pepper & LouAnn McBride

Saturday, June 17
@ Dormont

Shamanic Journeying is a set of ancient techniques dating back, according to archaeologists, about 30,000 years. Many indigenous cultures throughout the world have used these techniques to access healing and spiritual realms. In this class we will dive deep into relaxation with a restorative practice accompanied by shamanic drumming in savasana. We will utilize rhythm of the drum, producing a particular sound-frequency, which consequently produces a theta state in the brain. This state, usually associated with sleep and dreaming, produces deep relaxation, healing, and often brings profound insight through creative imagery. This unique healing experience can allow participants to unlock new dimensions of personal power in their lives.

No previous experience with journeying is necessary as this class will include both basic instruction and a journey experience for all students. Limited to 20 students. Class with Dr. Pepper & LouAnn McBride.

Summer Burn w/ Candace Lain-Fabus

Friday, June 23
@ Dormont

This special two-hour flow is designed to help you heat up your practice for the Summer. 

Our Monthly Music Class Is Back!

i heart music: A monthly heated music class series celebrating some of our favorite artists led by a rotation of SHPY instructors.

Cost: Pay-What-You-Can (100% of donations will go the the teacher's chosen non-profit organization) 

SHPY - Dormont
No preregistration. Arrive early.

June 9 - Yoga Metal - Kelly Shanahan
July 14 - 90's Pop - Hallie Stotsky
August 11 - Broadway Night - Amy Ciuffoletti

Kids Yoga (Now One Class, Ages 4-11)
w/ Nancy Jean Morrison

Next Class: June 10
@ Peters

Parents:  Introduce your child to yoga through this unique & fun class!  Yoga encourages children to be comfortable with their bodies and offers a physical outlet and challenge in a non-competitive environment.  Each session includes yoga instruction, a story, and a craft. 

All South Hills Power Yoga Special Events & Workshops are non-refundable and non-transferable within the 10 days prior to the scheduled event. Workshops may be cancelled due to low registration, so don’t hesitate to sign-up in advance! If any workshop is cancelled by South Hills Power Yoga, participants will be fully refunded or receive an account credit.