Born and raised in Toledo Ohio, Erin is a graduate of St. Ursula Academy ('05) and Ohio University ('09) with a degree in Special Education. She moved to Pittsburgh in 2010. Erin's yoga practice began when Stray Dog opened their doors in January 2011. She found that practicing several times a week helped her maintain a healthy lifestyle and balance the stress of a new job and city. Erin's love of yoga, the community she found at Stray Dog and her teaching background led her to enroll in the Stray Dog's first Teacher Training Program in October '12. She completed her 200 hour teacher training in January '12. Erin also completed Yoga Works Kid's Yoga Teacher training with Jocelyn Kay Levy. Erin appreciates the physicality of a regular yoga practice along with the mental and emotional calm that is found by challenging your mind and body on the mat. Her classes are designed to help students recognize their strength within and allow them to float through a mindful and eclectic flow.
Erin Malone instructs the following:
Heated Level 1-2 Vinyasa
Level 1-2 classes include targeted warmups, Sun Salutations and carefully sequenced standing postures followed by counter postures, cooling floor work and savasana. Experienced instructors provide plenty of modifications and intensifications so that students can leave feeling balanced and restored. Level 1-2 classes are accessible to beginner and intermediate practitioners. If you are new to vinyasa yoga, we recommend attending a Level 1 classes before Level 1-2 in order to get the most out of your experience. The studio is heated to 87-92 degrees for this class.
Heated Level 1 Vinyasa
New to yoga? Start here. Learn the basics of vinyasa flow in our Level I classes, where skilled teachers provide careful instruction to guide students into foundational postures and breathing techniques. Vinyasa yoga links breath with movement to create a continuous, flowing practice. Level I classes prepare students for this powerful style of yoga by providing a safe space to fine-tune alignment, build confidence in postures and find comfort practicing in a heated studio. Students will cultivate strength and awareness and explore the connection between breath, body and mind.
The studio will be heated to 80-83 degrees for this class.
Heated Level 1-2 Vinyasa with music
Level 1-2 classes are accessible to beginner and intermediate practitioners. Experienced instructors provide plenty of modifications and intensifications so that students can reach their full potential. Head to toe, students will leave feeling balanced and restored.