No one is too stiff, too out of shape, or too old to begin Iyengar yoga. You are welcome here regardless of your fitness level, age or abilities. We will help you find the right teacher and the right path for you.

News from Our Studio

Kit Ford

March 23, 1953 – July 10, 2021

Join Us for a Memorial Gathering to Celebrate Kit
November 21, 2021
1- 3pm
at the IYIP Studio

  • We will begin at 1.  Bring stories, photos, poetry, music – anything you’d like to share.
  • There will be no food due to covid issues.
  • Please wear a mask if you are un-vaccinated.
  • Text Sara if you would like to join remotely via zoom!
We are broken-hearted over the loss of our dear Kit. She passed this summer due to complications of cancer.
Kit started studying yoga around 2001 and after completing her first Iyengar teaching assessment taught at IYIP for nearly 10 years.
Her students were treated to an energetic class with creative prop set-ups to explore poses in infinite ways. Kit’s delightful, friendly style, her sassy sense of humor and inspirational readings made her a favorite teacher for many of our students.
Kit was reared in the Forest Hills area of Pittsburgh. She has degrees in graphic design and art from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Chatham College. She subsequently worked as a graphic designer and co-owned a kitchy furniture and decor shop in Wilkinsburg. For over 20 years she provided loving care for Mr. Christopher, a young man with disabilities. They shared an otherworldly bond and learned much from one another.
Kit was a woman of many interests and talents. She took dance lessons, studied yoga, read tarot cards (quite exceptionally!), studied esoteric metaphysical texts, was a student of The Course in Miracles, and continued to create her artwork and to re-design her lovely apartment. She also designed and executed specialty painted wall treatments for clients in their homes.
Kit was a dear friend to many. She is sorely missed.


For the Autumn Quarter six (6) classes will be the hybrid format.  A hybrid class includes students in-person (in the studio) and students at home viewing the broadcast.

Christina’s and Diane’s classes will be hybrid.  All other teachers will continue teaching online only.

Printable Autumn Schedule 2021

Register Here for All Classes!

COVID precautions for in-studio attendance:

Please be understanding as we are doing our best to navigate this tricky territory . Christina and Diane are teaching our hybrid classes and are asking that everyone be vaccinated. We ask that you do the following for in-studio classes:

  1. You will need to bring proof of vaccination to class.
  2. Bring your own mat (and any additional props you prefer to bring).  We will still be providing props but cannot assure that all are 100% sanitized.
  3. Some students are wearing masks. Wear any protective gear you choose. We are not requiring masks at this time, but will reevaluate as necessary.
  4.  Only come to the studio if you are ok with being around other vaccinated people without demanding others behave in any particular way. We will cap in-studio attendance at 20 participants. If you are uncomfortable with these parameters, please continue to enjoy our classes from home – online. We will continue to provide online learning into the future as we have students tuning in from states including Californina, Idaho, Illinois and Virginia.


Follow the steps below to access all classes…

1. Create a Namastream/IYIP User Account.  Click on the Register Here link above. Make a password. Then you can browse the calendar to choose your class(es) and browse the included (pre-recorded) content.  Whether  attendance will be in-studio or online you will use Namastream.

2. Go to “Shop” to purchase a product or browse the “Calendar” to find your class. If you want to attend an in-studio class you must pre-register for that class via the calendar after you pay.

3. Purchase your product and pre-register. (Pre-registration is only for in-studio attendance.) Just click on the class you want to take. Namastream will guide you step-by-step through the process.

4. Be on time for your class. Also, please do not show up at the studio for online-only classes! If you are having trouble registering text Sara (412)401-2162 or Christina (412)719-2332.
5. Update your browser to its latest version for the best online viewing experience. 
If you have difficulties text Sara at (412) 401-2162, well before the class start time.

IYIP Classes


Our classes have three focus areas:

Beginner to advanced yoga practice

Yoga therapy and rehabilitation

Stress management

IYIP classes run in 12-week sessions with a short break between quarters. Most classes build sequentially throughout the quarter, but you are welcome to begin or drop in at any point.

Class Descriptions

You can pre-register and pay for classes using IYIP’s Namastream Website or pay at class time with cash or check made out to Iyengar Yoga Institute of Pittsburgh (IYIP). No need to call ahead; just come a few minutes early for your first class to meet your teacher and fill out our New Student Registration form.

Pritable Autumn Schedule 2021