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Restorative Yoga

This class is taught by:

Erin Pace

Erin Pace is a Pittsburgh native. She began studying yoga in 2002 and has been teaching since 2007. Erin gained her certification through in 2007. She teaches a Vinyasa flow rooted in the Baptiste style. Erin’s classes pay close attention to alignment, breath, relaxation and fun. She teaches from experience and believes yoga can change your life.

Gretchen Dudek

Gretchen Dudek is a native of Franklin Park. She fell in love with yoga after her daughter Zoey was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at age 3. Finding she needed an outlet for the stress of caring for a child with a lifelong disease, a neighbor suggested she try yoga class. After walking into her first class, she knew it was a going to be an exciting journey. Gretchen is an E-RYT and a 2007 graduate of Third Street Yoga. Influenced by all types of yoga, her classes are a vinyasa flow sprinkled with alignment, and a traditional hatha practice. Her style is a perfect blend that challenges all levels of practitioners. Always aspiring to be the student as well as the teacher, she has trained with various yogis over the years including: Desiree Rumbaugh, Max Strom, Doug Keller, Kathryn Budig, and Amy Wientraub. Gretchen has completed Prenatal training through YogaFit, Restorative training through Judith Lasater's Relax and Renew training, and has worked on therapeutic yoga techniques with Canadian yogi Susi Aldous. Gretchen's classes are inspiring, uplifting, and she leads with ease, humor and compassion.
Our soothing Restorative Yoga classes are held on the last Sunday of each month.  These classes are non-heated and designed to help students relax the nervous system, quiet the mind and find peace on their mat.  Restorative yoga is the perfect compliment to a regular vinyasa yoga practice as well as any fitness regimen. Relax, unwind and begin your week with a clean slate.  
Blocks and straps are provided for support.  Other suggested props: blankets, bolsters, eye pillows.