yogaErie was created out of desire to bring hot power yoga to Erie.
After months of traveling to Pittsburgh for heated power yoga classes, (shout out to Karen & Sean Conley at Amazing Yoga!) Jill decided it was time to bring it north to Erie. With the support and guidance of family and friends, yogaErie was born on 9/9/09...and the rest is history!
We began with three teachers offering ten classes a week. We've now grown to 15 teachers with over 25 classes on our weekly schedule, as well as workshops, special events and retreats.
We are so grateful for our incredible staff of teachers that give 100% to our students and their classes, with special recognition to Amy Karlein Griffith who has been at yogaErie since the beginning. We also need to acknowledge Jill's husband...he not only supported and encouraged his wife to open yogaErie, but he also came up with the (very clever) studio name! (Because we do yoga. In Erie.)
Of course, we couldn't have done any of this without the support and dedication of our great community of yoga students! We share our good karma by giving back to the community, offering free yoga classes to local organizations for fundraising, hosting donation only classes to benefit local charities and providing yoga to youth groups in the Erie area. Thank you, Erie, for your tremendous support!
We believe yoga is for everyone....
We teach our classes in a multilevel format, suitable for all. We encourage you to listen to your body, take breaks when you need them and ask questions - our teachers are here to make your yoga experience amazing. You will be transformed by yoga, just as we have.
The practice is life-changing, all you need to do is show up!