Remember the hugely popular Yoga in the Square this past summer? It’s back for a special winter edition starting this Sunday and running for four weeks.

The winter yoga classes will be held at the PPG Wintergarden where there are heated floors and some 30 species of tropical plants—like 25-foot palm trees, birds of paradise, dracaenas, orchids and fig trees. And a dose of green is just what we Pittsbughers need come February.

Photo courtesy of The Plant Lady Assoc.
Photo courtesy of The Plant Lady Assoc.

“It’s a great way to start a Sunday,” says White. “You can see snow all around and be in this gorgeous plant-filled, indoor space with glass around you. It’s your Sunday morning of Zen,” she says.

Classes are hosted by Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP), Highwood Properties (property managers of PPG Wintergarden) and lululemon.

All ages are welcome to attend the classes, which run Sundays from February 8 through March 1, 10-11 a.m.

In the summer, Yoga in the Square procured some of the most popular yoga teachers in the area to teach the classes—and that’s the aim for the winter session, as well. Check the PDP website to find the lineup.

The Yoga in the Square classes, which ran from June to mid-September, were an “incredible success,” says  Leigh White, vice president of marketing and communications at the PDP.  “It was so well received. People would stay downtown after class and have brunch.

“We want to encourage healthy living and find good reasons to get people downtown,” says White.

So for your winter Zen fix, roll up your mat and head down to the beautiful green setting of PPG wintergarden this Sunday. Namaste.

Woods wanderer who was an an editor at New England’s regional magazine, the research director of a Colorado newspaper and a farm hand in Vermont before returning to Pittsburgh to write about and explore her hometown.