Kimberly Owner/Founder

    Mama, wife, daughter & sister, I am the founder of the Yoga Hive, a studio that came from a vision I had during a 10 day silent meditation retreat. I’ve had the privilege to study many hundreds of hours with many varied and wonderful teachers all of whom inspire me in different ways. My Yoga as Therapy practice includes private yoga sessions, Thai Yoga Bodywork and Chi Nei Tsang. I can be reached at

    I teach what I like to practice. And that is a well rounded flow class with lots of  breath. We prepare our bodies to move, flow; sometimes fast, sometimes slow and stretch. I give assists to help students understand the postures. Often we will have a theme from yogic philosophy or a part of the body as our focus. I believe in the power of silence and listening. My classes typically are without music.


    Yoga pushes me and lets me explore being close to my edge (whatever it may be at that moment). It embraces me as I am, my strengths, as well as my imperfections. My practice gives me the space accept myself as a work in progress; and in turn, to take others in as they are. As a teacher, it’s very humbling to offer yoga to each person who walks into class. It’s an honor to be of service to our community as they move and delve deeper into their own journey into yoga.

    Expect to build up heat in my class with its eclectic approach to vinyasa. It’s often infused with a sense of lightheartedness. (Rumor has it that a little bit of core engagement is also peppered into the practice!) Breath and movement. Breath and stillness.


    The physical, mental, emotional and spiritual need for change led me to explore alternative ways of coping with the stress and health issues in my life. I took my 1st yoga class in the mid 90’ and fell in love with it. I did my training with Yoga Works in Los Angeles, CA with Natasha Rizopoulus and James Brown. Since then, I has further my education and knowledge with various yoga teachers and styles (Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Iyengar) of yoga.

    My classes are eclectic and fun style of yoga that reflects my knowledge but staying focus on the core of yoga (breath, alignment, foundation and mindfulness) My goal is take each student in a journey of self-discovery and exploration (mentally, physically and spiritual) and allowing for each student to grow and expand beyond their horizons/comfort zones.


    I went to yoga for the exercise and found something truly powerful.  Yoga not only improves fitness and flexibility, it also provides us with the tools to connect and transform.  My practice helps me to make space physically, emotionally and mentally.  The power that I found in that connection is truly magical.  I believe yoga is for everybody and love sharing this practice.

    My classes are a blend of vinyasa yoga and Strala Yoga drawing from my personal practice and training.  We move with breath, take intentional pauses, and play, allowing you to build strength and openness.  My classes are infused with a sense of ease and kindness, because we can all use a little extra of both in our lives.


    I AM a being of Love. If you want to advance with your practice of Yoga, come find me. What is Yoga? Come find out, experience, remember. I focus on what has changed my life. Using breath awareness and mindfulness within the physical practice I’ve learned how to alleviate mental / emotional suffering and have let go of judgements and fear. What remains is unconditional love for all.

    I Am inspired by ACIM, Marianne Williamson, Eckhart Tolle, my teachers Philip Urso, Jared McCann, and Mary Jarvis, laughter, nature, beauty and the sound of Ujjayi breath.


    I started practicing for “a workout” but found much more than that. I have recently developed a dedicated Mysore practice and am working slowly through Primary Series. I have diverse teaching experience, sharing yoga from studios to football fields to the Gulf of Mexico. I teach a playful but challenging Rocket class on Sundays in the Strip.

    I strive to teach a challenging but accessible Rocket class. Rocket was created from the series of Ashtanga Yoga, twisted and flipped upside down. Come play with full spectrum practice – standing, seated, inversions, backbends and some core work.


    Lisa stepped on her mat over a decade ago. She found solace in the dynamic flow of vinyasa yoga that artfully linked her breath, movement, and soul. She quickly realized there is no place like OM. Since that 1st class, she lost her 1st born daughter, and her infant son was diagnosed with a life-threatening genetic disorder. Yoga brought healing when nothing else could.

    Inspired by the wisdom that we can survive a life-shattering crisis by not clinging to what is not in the present. She completed the Yoga Hive’s 200-hour Teacher training in 2014. Lisa, who is also an attorney, can be found cultivating her ever-blissful light with her son, Silas, daughter, Amalita, and husband John.


    I started practicing yoga nine years ago, but it wasn’t until I moved to Pittsburgh in 2012 that yoga became the central, grounding force in my life. I completed my 200-hour training with YogaWorks in 2013 and have since studied Ashtanga Yoga with David Keil. My approach to the practice is informed by functional anatomy, and I seek to provide adjustments unique to each student’s body as we move and breath together.

    My classes are primarily alignment-based Vinyasa, drawing heavily from my personal practice of Ashtanga. I do, however, appreciate the need for some yin alongside the yang of a strength-based practice, and I love to share the peaceful power of Yin Yoga.


    I started yoga almost 4 years ago as a way to combat the stresses of my day job. I was immediately drawn to both the intense asanas, such as arm balances and inversions, and also the yummier yin side of stretching, breathing, and connecting within. I completed my 200 YTT this past summer through Bryce Yoga’s Fit, Flow, Fly training, and am excited to start teaching!

    In my classes you can expect to find creative movement and transitions, with a focus on strength and alignment. Paired, of course, with the chance to balance and get inverted. Come ready to play, fall, breathe, and fly!


    I found yoga as a graduate student in 2000. Yoga not only healed me from my running injuries, but brought peace and tranquility to my life. I  completed my 200hr teacher training under Tiffany Cruikshank.  I am currently pursuing my 500hr training under Jason Crandell


    My classes are  a combination of energizing vinyasa sequencing combined with restorative moments that make my students notice the transformation in their minds and bodies. Expect lots of movement, breath, flow and carefully planned playlists.

    Yoga for me is a way to keep learning, growing, and staying open as I navigate and figure out life with as much grace and joy as possible. I started practicing yoga as a way to keep my body strong for my massage therapy business and have found so much more. Yoga keeps me grounded, spacious, and connected to my authentic self.
    I completed The Yogahive’s 2017 teacher training. I’m an anatomy nerd and love to help people work towards finding those beautiful “aha” moments within their bodies.

    I completed the Yoga Hive teacher training and am an artist at heart. Yoga helps me to feel alive.

    Max found yoga in 2001 soon after moving to Pittsburgh from Italy. After many years of hard core mountain biking, his knees decided they needed some TLC. Fast-forward to 2011, Max attended a YogaWorks 200-hour teacher training.

    My teaching

    I like to switch up my classes for new challenges to wake up the  mind and body. Expect long holds and deep breathing.


    Patrick’s profound experiences with a daily meditation and pranayama (breathing practices) over the past 10 years have led him to numerous retreats and workshops to help him deepen his practice. This wisdom is woven into all his teachings. He is a Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and has completed additional 300 hour trainings in transformational wellness at Create Karma and Ayruvedic Yoga at Kripalu.
    You can expect to find your center, move with breath and have some fun.


    Shari is our amazing Sales & Marketing Director. A lawyer by trade, she’s the mama of three amazing children, the creator of green monster juice (recipe on facebook) and she makes her own deodorant. On top of that, if you are new to the Hive, you’ve probably heard from her, welcoming you to our amazing tribe. She’s completed her 200 hour training with Baron Baptiste.

Community Teachers


    When I became disciplined in my yoga practice, I was gifted with all-around better health and a tremendous amount of healing and hope. I found a way out of suffering and into genuine joy.

    My Teaching:

    I encourage my students to find playfulness in the poses while maintaining safe alignment and, above all, to listen to their own bodies. Yoga is much more than a physical exercise; I aim to share the entirety of yoga alongside the helpful teachings that can be transferred from the mat to situations outside of the studio.


    I completed the Yoga Hive Teacher Training program.  Yoga helps me not only deal with the shit that the world throws at us, but also provides the strength to help myself and my community. I endeavor to provide classes that give people the resilience to tackle the challenges in their lives and make the world a better place.

    Amy W

    I began practicing yoga in 2008 with the intention of rounding out my fitness regime. After practicing on and off for a couple of years, I realized that yoga was so much more, and I began to actively deepen my practice through an understanding of the power of breath. In August 2016, I received my certification to teach children’s yoga through Yoga In Schools. In June 2018 I completed my 200-hour teacher training through The Yoga Hive. Yoga keeps me strong and helps me to stay grounded and at peace. I believe that yoga is for every single body, and I am excited to continue to learn and to share this practice with others.

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    I began practicing yoga ten years ago as an alternative to the high intensity cardio and strength training I was used to, but my practice quickly became more than just cross-training. Yoga allows me to center myself and define what it is that I truly need to focus on. Physically, yoga has given me strength and the ability to move my body in ways I never thought possible, and mentally yoga continues to challenge me to be better, stronger, and to strive for more.
    My Teaching
    I believe you should leave a yoga class feeling like you are a badass, and my flows reflect that. My classes are vinyasa flows derived from classical ashtanga practice, with a bit of flare and fun, aiming to get you sweaty, stretched, and centered.
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    When I first practiced yoga, I didn’t realize how much it would change my life. What began as an exercise eventually turned into a way to ease my mind from anxiety, and now I respect the practice much more as an essential part of a healthy routine. Yoga has been one of the best things to happen to me, and I hope to inspire that same feeling in others.
    My teaching:
    I love leaving a class feeling strong and energized, mentally and physically. My classes will imbue strength, confidence, and mental clarity by focusing on the breath, building heat, holding poses, and winding down with deep stretching.”
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