exhale pittsburgh yoga wall
Using the yoga wall at Exhale Pittsburgh.

Jennifer Ferris-Glick and her husband Chad Glick are passionate about breath, as evident in the name of their new Downtown yoga studio.

Practicing against the wall at Exhale Pittsburgh.

Exhale Pittsburgh is now open on the fourth floor of 222 Boulevard of the Allies, between Wood and Market Streets, in a unique building with a facade that is made up almost entirely of small square windows.

This allows tons of light into the serene space and makes for show-stopping city views.

Many of the studio’s classes utilize a yoga wall where customers can use props such as straps and blocks to try out different yoga postures.

“We are obsessed with alignment to the breath and the body. What sets us apart is the yoga wall,” says Ferris-Glick. “Our yoga wall provides people the opportunity to ease into postures that may not be totally accessible without the assist from the wall.”

Exhale Pittsburgh also offers different styles of meditation including Insight Meditation and weekly sittings with the Pittsburgh Dharma Punx as well as Reiki, sound baths, and shiatsu massage.

There is also the popular BLACK YO)))GA which is vinyasa yoga set to loud, drone, metal music.

“It’s showing itself as a versatile space for events that aren’t even yoga related and I really love it,” says Ferris-Glick who adds that a back porch will be built next spring for outdoor yoga practice.

Exhale Pittsburgh is the sister studio to Inhale Pittsburgh, owned by Janna Hockenjos and located at 100 7th St in the Cultural District. Inhale offers more traditional vinyasa yoga classes and provides a good variety of day and evening classes including a weekday “Lunch Break” class popular with downtown workers.

Try out the yoga wall and any of the other offerings by purchasing a new member special for $49 for one month or $95 for two months.

Maya Haptas

Maya Haptas has an M.A. in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University and is a freelance writer covering various topics from architecture and urban design to wellness and skateboarding. She...