Yoga in the Rox Series Launches with Roxian Roof Top Edition

The Sto-Rox community will have an opportunity to open their third eye come September.

On September 10th, the Roxian Theatre, 425 Chartiers Avenue, McKees Rocks, will host a beginner friendly yoga course on its rooftop. There is a $20 suggested donation, however people are encouraged to give what they can.

Ashley O’Hara, a Pittsburgh native, will host and instruct the event.

O’Hara has practiced yoga for 10 years at BYS Yoga in the Southside. “It’s my second home,” she joked.

Ashley O'Hara, BYS Yoga Instructor

Ashley O’Hara, BYS Yoga Instructor

O’Hara received 200 hours of yoga training in 2013, and completed her 500 hour certificate during a residential training visit to India.

She insisted to not be self-conscious about it as a rookie or amateur and added that it is there to help relax the body and mind.

“The practice of yoga can awaken our hearts and connect us to the love within and all around us. Yoga can be very fun and light but can also be deep and transformative, depending on what you are looking for. Yoga can help us to relax a little, lighten up a little, physically and emotionally, and help us explore our inner self, whatever that means for you,” she said.

“‘I’m so mad I went to that yoga class,’ said no one ever,” she added with a smile.

O’Hara has received many benefits from yoga and can be garnered at every level.

“Yoga is so vast & deep, I will never be done learning and training. Yoga has been the vehicle for me to develop community, connection, and the courage to be myself.”

She also added that her classes can help anyone no matter the experience. “There is something for everyone in my classes, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned yogi.”

Again, the event takes place on September 10th on the Roxian’s roof. All proceeds benefit the McKees Rocks Community Development Corporation. It is recommended that attendees bring their own yoga mats. To register for the event click here

“The event should be fun and we will have a rain location if needed! I encourage all levels to join.” O’ Hara concluded.