Pittsburgh-based Richard Gartner cultivates an exciting independent spirit in yoga, inspired by teachers like Tias Little, Max Strom and Paul Grilley. Richard is a 200-hour Prajna Yoga instructor through Tias, which integrates the eight-limbed yoga path, body science and art into a seamless practice.
Richard Gartner is one of Pittsburgh's most resourceful, knowledgeable and uplifting yoga teachers. His instructions are accurate without being finicky. He fosters a non-dogmatic and compassionate attitude about students' faculty and circumstances.
The teachings fuse traditional posture and breathwork with contemporary anatomy and bodywork. It draws from all forms of yoga, trigger-point therapy, mindfulness techniques and common sense.
His classes are challenging and intense, with a respect for everyone's abilities. Richard does not teach any style of yoga. Going beyond a single yoga system, Richard builds on svadyaya (self-study) to help students discover their anatomy, energy, and mind.
Richard is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. His workshops can be taken for continuing education credit.
Most of the photos by Ivette Spradlin © 2011.