About

Shanti Mindfulness Center is located in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. 

Our SpaceMeet the Teachers
A Message From

Tisha SamuEls, Founder

My hope for this to be a space where all can feel themselves and supported in their practice.  As we grow, we’d like to bring in a variety of teachers, class offerings and healing modalities for us all to learn from. This space was founded with the intention of not being another fitness yoga studio, rather a space to truly honor the depth of the practice. 

As the owner, I also acknowledge that these practices are not my tradition.  I am grateful for the teachers who have shared these practices with me and am humbled and honored to share them with you.   

Meet the Teachers

Danielle Forchette

(she/her)

During different stages of my life, yoga has been a source of support and challenge, strength and vulnerability, resilience and restoration. This path is one of lifelong learning, of continually coming home to the self. I invite students to join me in that exploration, seeking to honor the roots of yoga and reflecting on our connections with others. 

As a yoga teacher, I draw on over twenty years of personal practice, a commitment to accessibility and inclusion, and a background as an experiential educator. I am a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, a current student of the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy, and have eight years of experience facilitating communities of practice to foster breath, movement, and mindfulness. I strive to stay open and present with each student, meeting each right where they are, and encouraging them to welcome their full selves to the practice

Morgan Walker

(she/her)

Morgan went to Mercyhurst University for Physical Therapist Assistant, graduated in 2011 and spent the last 10 years working in nursing home and outpatient settings.  She also is a 200 hour registered Yoga Teacher specializing in Vinyasa style with emphasis on body mechanics and correcting muscle imbalances. Morgan is a long distance runner and has personally used sports massage and cupping to keep herself active and long run ready.

She has a passion for body mechanics, alignment and posture that she brought to her PT career as well as her yoga practice. Morgan felt earning a massage therapy degree and license was a natural next step for her to be able to help people feel their best. She attended Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy and obtained her massage therapy license in 2021, because of her background she specializes in neuromuscular trigger point techniques, cupping, stretching and sports massage.

Morgan also enjoys providing Swedish Massage and bringing relaxation to her massage room using her yoga teacher presence.

Tisha Samuels

(she/her)

EYT 500+ hr teacher and founder

I am Pittsburgh born and raised and live in the South Hills. I am a student and teacher of yoga and ayurveda and use the practices of movement and restorative yoga, pranayama, mantra, meditation and ayurveda in my classes. I have a grounded and intuitive nature that flows into my classes with a focus on creative, fluid movement, intelligent sequencing, chanting, music, stories, laughter and lots of love.

In my classes expect to show up as you are, do the work and peel away the layers to get down to the center of your soul.  In addition to close to a thousand hours of advanced training and years of experience, my specialties are honoring the energies of the room, reading students, and offering suggestions for personalized practice. 

I am also a founding teacher and board member with GaneshSpace, a grassroots 501c3 that holds healing spaces for historically excluded communities and social justice education for all. 

What Our Students Are Saying

In practicing yoga with Tisha, I learned that yoga is a practice for the whole person, not just part of an exercise routine. The community she has cultivated is supportive, compassionate, and welcoming to all, and I am a stronger person (physically and otherwise) as a consequence of our work together. I can’t recommend this practice highly enough.

Sarah

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91 Fort Couch Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Located on the 2nd floor of Bella’s (formerly Delallo's) Restaurant. Public Transportation access - just a short walk from the South Hills Village T stop.

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