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Presenting Blue Awning Yoga & Wellness

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Presenting Blue Awning Yoga & Wellness

Editor’s Note

Several years ago I was honored to serve on the Board of Directors for Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh (BVRS). So when Erika Petach, President of the organization contacted me to ask if I’d share their news about the Blue Awning Yoga & Wellness Studio I was happy to be of service.

Early in my sight loss journey, I utilized The Access Technology Program services provided by BVRS. For me, what was great about their services was their flexibility and ability to meet me where I was during those early days. They were a lifeline! A trainer came to my workplace and opened my eyes to the tools and resources necessary to sustain my employment.

Anyone, regardless of their circumstances should not be placed in a box of conformity based on what we think they can or cannot do. BVRS understands this which is why they are so successful in helping people affected by sight loss reclaim their lives. Afterall, independence through rehabilitation is what they are all about.

So coming full circle from consumer to serving on the Board, it is my absolute joy to share this exciting news with you. Enjoy! ~Steph

In BVRS Words: Blue Awning Yoga & Wellness

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The Blue Awning Yoga & Wellness studio is for everyone of all abilities. Our goal is to create an all-inclusive environment so people of all backgrounds and needs have the opportunity to achieve harmony and awareness in their life. We offer a wide variety of yoga and wellness classes for all skill levels. We present each student with an experience that will create strength, mindfulness, and balance in both the mind and body. 

Our experienced instructors are committed to their students by creating an atmosphere of education, healing, and peacefulness. Our teachers inspire their students to become their best and happiest self through a mindful yoga practice that is both challenging and appropriate for all people of all skill levels and abilities. We offer classes 7 days a week at convenient times that are either in-person or virtual. Please visit www.blueawningyoga.org to learn more. 

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Additionally, we have a special offering for individuals who are 55 years plus and/or who have disability and live in Allegheny County. We have received generous grant funding that will allow us to offer free virtual classes to those individuals. If they are interested, they will receive a free monthly pass to attend as many classes in that month. If they love the classes and want to continue the next month, they can receive another free monthly pass. To determine eligibility they can contact Michael Mari at 412.368.4400 x 2222 or mmari@pghvis.org

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  • Photo 1: Image of our logo with text saying “Blue Awning Yoga and Wellness”
  • Photo 2:  Image of a group of people on mats on a wood floor in a seated crossed leg yoga pose, text “harmony and awareness” “Blue Awning Yoga & Wellness”
  • Photo 3: Image of a group of people with their eyes closed sitting on mats on a wood floor with their legs crossed

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