Welcome to Iyengar Yoga Institute of Pittsburgh

We are Pittsburgh’s only certified Iyengar Yoga studio. All of our teachers have extensive training in the Iyengar method, and each continues to improve her/his practice and teaching skills. We work as a team, with a systematic approach, to help our students progress through the many practices of yoga regardless of their fitness level, age or limitations.

Enjoy our Fall Classes. We have a few exciting, new offerings. Just drop in.

Click here to view the Fall Schedule.


Our Classes

Our classes run in 12-week sessions with a short break between quarters. You may begin at any time.  It is not necessary to start at the beginning of a quarter although, for level 1 classes, it is advisable.  Just choose a class from the schedule page and either pre-register using the MindBody app or pay at class time with a check made out to Iyengar Yoga Institute of Pittsburgh (IYIP).  There is no need to call ahead. Just show up a few minutes early for your first class to fill out our New Student Registration form.

You can always drop-in to try a class and register in person. Sign up in advance for summer courses on the MindBody app on your smartphone or mobile device OR link to the classes page here.


You have a few options to register for classes:

Download the MindBody app on your smart phone or mobile device.  OR 

Pay on your laptop/desktop at www.mindbody.com  OR 

Bring a check or cash at class time, and we will take care of everything for you in person.

Just drop in and get started. It is not necessary that you pay or call us in advance of coming in for regular classes.


2016, Same Great Yoga, Big Changes at YOC! 

2016 was a year of transformation for Yoga On Centre, her staff and her students. She became the 501(c)(3) non-profit Iyengar Yoga Institute of Pittsburgh. The new website, which is currently under construction, will be www.iyengaryogapittsburgh.org. We will let you know here when the site is ready and up. Both addresses, yogaoncentre.com and iyengaryogapittsburgh.org will lead to the same website once things are completed. The only immediate change for students is to please write all checks for classes, or donations, to Iyengar Yoga Institute of Pittsburgh (or IYIP for short.) We look forward to some exciting changes and growth. This new format allows us to receive support so we might spread the benefits of Iyengar Yoga to a wider audience. We’ll keep you posted as to how you can help the mission.





Meet our Teachers


  • Maureen Martin

    Maureen’s first yoga class was in a church basement in Squirrel Hill in 1991. After that, she experimented with different styles and types of practices. After an injury in 1995, she discovered Iyengar yoga and the power of the practice to heal and transform the body. Since then, there has been no looking back. Maureen […]

  • Sara Azarius Eichmiller

    Director Sara Azarius Eichmiller is Western Pennsylvania’s most experienced teacher of Iyengar Yoga. She has been teaching yoga full-time for over 20 years and has developed Pittsburgh’s only Iyengar Yoga studio to cultivate a community of teachers and students dedicated to the Iyengar method. Sara’s credits include three years as President of the Yoga Training […]

  • Christina Sible

    Christina Sible has been studying and teaching Iyengar method yoga for 15 years. She is a Certified Intermediate Junior 1 Iyengar teacher. Her primary teachers include Sara Azarius, Lois Steinberg, Dean Learner, and Manouso Manos. She has also studied with Geeta Iyengar and a number of senior Iyengar teachers at the 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2013 […]

  • Diane Lassman

    Diane Lassman

    Diane Lassman is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher. She turned seriously to yoga in 2001 after suffering with chronic low back pain for years. As her back pain disappeared her commitment to yoga deepened. Diane brings her talents as an educator and nurse to her teaching. She has been sharing her warm and generous spirit […]

  • Margie Minkler

    Margie Minkler

    Margie Minkler is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She began her practice of yoga 12 years ago while working as a criminal defense attorney.  As a dedicated student of meditation, she was drawn to ashtanga and “power yoga” practices for their meditative dimensions and athletic movement.   When she left the legal profession nearly eight years […]

  • Nadya

    Nadya Krol

    Nadya Krol is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has over 11 years experience in yoga.  She has an MA in Art History and started her yoga studies while working as an art history teacher. As such, she understands many learning challenges her yoga students may experience. Nadya joined Sara Azarius’ studio when she retired […]

  • Kit Ford

    Kit Ford

    Kit began practicing yoga 13 years ago and allowed herself to experiment with several styles and teachers before settling into the Iyengar method.  She has been a focused and determined student at Yoga On Centre since 2005. She successfully completed her first Intro 1 Iyengar teaching assessment and continues her dedicated studies toward completing her second […]

  • Michelle Minyon

    Michelle brings great joy to her practice.  She began yoga in 2001 and completed a 400 hour, year long, training with Sara Azarius.   Michelle is a Certified iRest Yoga Nidra teacher and has also completed training with  “Warriors at Ease: Bringing the power of mind-body healing with yoga to military communities”.  She has also attained […]

  • Paul Hajdukiewicz

    Paul began his yoga studies in 1998 and began teaching in 2001. Yoga connected his early studies in theater, dance and martial arts with his lifelong interest in religion and spirituality. Paul has synthesized his studies with many gifted teachers into his own inclusive and informative approach. His teaching is at the same time demanding […]