In October 2020, Solstice Yoga Shala took over the space formerly known and loved as Human Breathing Yoga Studio. Ronnie Coughenour built Human Breathing Yoga Studio with heart and soul in order to introduce the practice of yoga to his beloved community. Solstice Yoga Shala hopes to make the transition into this new season with grace, warmth, and respect to the history of Human Breathing Yoga Studio. With this change, you can expect the same great yoga experience, and know that Ronnie will still bring his infectious laugh to the studio as he continues to teach classes in our space!
The biannual Solstice (combining the Latin words "sol" for "sun", and "sistere" meaning "to stand still”) is the point where the sun appears to reach either its highest or lowest point in the sky, thus ancient astronomers came to know the day as one where the 'Sun Stood Still'. Shala is a Sanskrit word meaning, “home", "space", or "abode”. A Yoga Shala is therefore a 'place of yoga'. Solstice Yoga Shala has embraced the traditional meaning of Shala and created an inviting space for yogis to practice, learn, and grow. Whether you feel as though you are at your "highest" or "lowest" point in your journey, like the sun, we welcome you to come shine your light with us.
The mission of Solstice Yoga Shala is to make yoga accessible for our entire community.
We know that yoga can often feel confusing and intimidating to those whom are unfamiliar, and we encourage anyone interested in the practice to try a complimentary class.
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Cait first discovered yoga at her college gym, feeling silly trying to touch her toes. Over the years, yoga ebbed and flowed in and out of her life, acting as a constant space for grounding when feeling adrift. Born in California, raised at the beaches in New Jersey, Cait found her way home to Warwick, PA in 2018. While living for a little over a year in "Cowtown" (Fort Worth), TX, Cait was able to build a deeper connection with her practice and completed her yoga teacher training at Yoga Forte in 2017.
She began teaching classes at Human Breathing Yoga Studio and felt an instant connection to the space. After relocating all over the country, she finally felt home. When the opportunity arose to take over the studio, she was honored and excited to continue building a yoga shala in our community.
When not practicing on the mat, off the mat Cait is a clinical psychotherapist. Cait is a firm believer in the scientifically proven mental health benefits of yoga. She explains, “I saw the benefit my own yoga practice had on my mental health early on. I am a huge advocate for mental health as I am a therapist and have been personally affected by a family member dying by suicide. I wanted to become a yoga teacher to help others not only connect with their bodies, but also improve their mental health
through movement and meditation.”
BIOS COMING SOON!
Solstice Yoga Shala
3605 E Main Street (Route 23)
Morgantown, PA 19543