January 2023
Time-Honored Traditions Issue 

How’s It Going?

Now that we’re halfway through January, we want to take a moment to check in on our Salon community. How is 2023 shaping up? How are things mentally, physically, and emotionally? 


If you’re struggling with the pressure to hit the ground running in the new year, we understand. We’ve been there. And instead of falling back into habitual resolutions we “should” be striving for, we’re using this mid-month moment as an opportunity to refresh our resolve to embrace new ways of thinking. 


Last night’s Ayurvedic dosha session with Sneha Wellness was an eye-opener. We discovered our unique metabolic type and learned how our “doshas” are connected to every aspect of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.


Next Thursday, we’re continuing our holistic wellness journey with a session focused on stress-relieving massage. (Count on soothing music and a mini-massage.) 

We hope you’ll join us as we continue to explore time-honored well-being practices for a more centered, happy, and healthy year ahead. Sign up for one of our WellComing sessions — you can jump in to our Women Be Well series at any time! 

Until next week,

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Meet A Few Of Our Women Be Well Practitioners! 

As we continue our Women Be Well curator series with Sneha, we’ll be introducing some of the wonderful women leading the charge throughout the next three months. 


Introducing Diane, Rachel, Lalita, and Caitlin. Keep scrolling to learn about their areas of expertise, plus insights, recommendations, and their favorite local spots for mindfulness and healing.  

Stay tuned for more intros in the coming weeks! 

Lalita Payne
Lalita is a Vinyasa yoga teacher, lover of breathwork and magic shows, social worker, and mom.  Her name in Sanskrit and means “playful.”

Tell us about your class and how it supports wellness.
I will be offering a relaxing yoga flow to help calm the mind, body, and spirit.  We will explore the body and how it provides insights for wholeness.

What’s one of your favorite go-to spots for self-care in the Burgh?
Sneha Yoga and Wellness Collective is my favorite go-to spot!

Rachel Dobos
Rachel is an Ayurvedic health counselor and doula who loves to help women fall in love with their bodies. 


Tell us about your class and how it supports wellness. 

I will be introducing the art of Ayurveda. I LOVE practicing Ayurveda! I've truly found it to be the most holistic approach to wellness. While a traditional doctor may only examine the physical, a therapist may only address the emotional, or a priestess may only approach the spiritual, Ayurveda blends these aspects seamlessly.


What's your intention for the New Year? 

My intention for the New Year is to cultivate stability and trust that I'm going where I need to go.

Diane Geisler
Diane is a certified aromatherapist and crystal healer, Reiki practitioner, and licensed massage therapist who left the corporate realm to follow her passions.

Tell us about your class and how it supports wellness. 
I’ll be sharing information about the numerous health benefits of various massage therapy techniques, as well as the uses and benefits of essential oils, and how energy work such as Reiki can calm and relax the body, mind, and spirit. 

What resource do you recommend for those getting started on their wellness journey?
I love the Calm app. It provides daily 10-minute meditations as well as music and stories to help induce a restful night’s sleep. 

Caitlin is a certified health coach and licensed massage therapist, foodie, mom to two boys, and lover of music and dance.


Tell us about your class and how it supports wellness.

My services as a health coach and massage therapist support wellness from a variety of angles.  Clients learn to listen to what they need to better care for their health, whether we’re addressing food, their environment, movement, sleep, or stress. Massage therapy de-escalates the mind and body from the fast pace of the day. Join us next Thursday!


What resource do you recommend for those getting started on their wellness journey?

I love everything that Dr. Aviva Romm has to say about women's health — you can't go wrong with her podcasts or articles. I'm also a fan of the website

Explore all of our WellComing,2023 programming here!

Join The Salon Book Circle!

✨ Mon, February 6 | 7-8pm | In The Salon ✨

February Book Circle // This month, we’ll be turning the pages of Less Is Lost, the sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning romantic comedy, Less. A sweet, nervous gay man attempts to salvage his marriage while also touring the country. Shenanigans ensue. Less was absolutely hilarious, the sequel promises to be equally charming and funny.

Join us to talk about critical themes and plot points, listen to others’ thoughts, and share our own impressions and opinions. No worries if you don’t finish the book or haven’t been part of the Book Circle until now — you can jump in anytime.
Register here!


Be Well In Mind, Body, & Spirit // We’re partnering with local women to promote holistic well-being in 2023. Join us on the journey with the below series package. 


FLOURISHING FEMME: Pick 5 of your favorite classes in the Women Be Well series with Sneha. . Bonus gift: Receive a discount code for $25 off your next wellness service at Sneha. Salon members receive $50 off the original $200 package price with discount code SALONBWELLSign up here!

Bonus gift: Receive a discount code for $25 off your next wellness service at Sneha.

We believe in women supporting women and we’d rather not do it alone!

Become A Salon Member!

The Salon is a place to dabble in the unknown. We provide an admittedly eclectic (but community-led!) range of programming. One week, it might be an academic discussing the gender pay gap. Next, it might be wine tasting and hipster puzzles. Indulge in new things with us! And if it makes you a bit nervous, that might be a good thing. Find out for yourself what we’re all about.

✨ Join The Salon ✨

Salon Events & Happenings 

Explore Salon-specific programming centered on topics, activities, and conversations that most appeal to and resonate with women and those that identify as women. 

Building Healthy Habits 6-Part Workshop 
Mon, 23, 30 & February 6, 13, 20
6-7:30 pm
In The Salon 

Welcome 2023 with us as we embark on a 6-week journey focused on building healthy habits that we can stick to. Led by Salon member, holistic health coach, and yoga instructor Becca Jones, each week will focus on a different wellness topic — nutrition, movement, mental health, sleep, and more — to help you create an integrated plan for building the life you want. Register here!

Parenting Adolescents Meet-Up

Mon, January 16

5:30-7 pm

In The Salon 


There's no two ways around it, parenting is complicated. So if you're looking for a group of supportive moms and mother figures who are also navigating the complex world of parenting, join us once a month for our Parenting Adolescents Meet-Up. Facilitated by Salon member Laura Jones we'll gather together to vent, laugh, cry, and be honest about your parenting struggles and successes, without judgment. Parenting isn’t easy, but our community is here for you. Register here

Dry January Meet-Up 

Thurs, January 19

6-8 pm

In The Salon 


Dry JanuaryWhether you're taking a break from drinking, drinking less, or simply a non-drinker, kick off Dry January with us at The Salon. We'll hang out, snack on light refreshments, reflect on 2022, and toast to the new year with non-alcoholic bubbly, beer, or wine provided by The Open Road. Try a variety of sips to determine which you like best so you can stock up for the month ahead. Register here! 

Explore Massage Therapy 

(Part of Our Women Be Well Series) 

Thurs, January 19

6-8 pm

Sneha Yoga & Wellness 


Who doesn’t love a stress relieving massage? There are so many benefits to this touching art form! Learn about what actually happens on the table and receive a mini session. Listen to the soothing sounds of flutes, the perfect mood music as you mingle. Register here!

STRIDE x Salon Workout 

Sunday, January 22

12-1 pm

STRIDE Fitness Studio 


Walk, run, and sweat your way to an awesome workout with the STRIDE community in Lawrenceville. We’ll lace up our sneakers and learn the basics during a fun yet challenging class focused on strengthening both your body and mind. Don’t worry — no one will be left behind. We’ll start together and end together with sweaty high-fives and a sense of accomplishment. Register here

Monthly Member Coffee

Tues, January 10

9-10 am

In The Salon 

Start your day with a pick-me-up and conversation. Drop in to The Salon to hang out with (and meet!) fellow Salon members, warm up with complimentary coffee or tea, and generally have a good time. It’s a great way to get a feel for The Salon and connect with local women. Oh, and don’t hesitate to bring a friend along. Open and free to all. Register here!



Join Repair The World Pittsburgh this weekend to honor MLK Day with community service rooted in partnership and themes of racial, economic, food, and housing justice. Check out their flier for event times and details on their mutual aid food and supply drive. 💛🖤


Trace Brewing, Two Frays Brewery, and White Whale Bookstore have teamed up for “Snowed-In Saturdays”. ❄️Every Saturday, snag a coupon with purchase at any of these local spots for $1 off a beer or 10% off books. 📚🍻


Celebrate MLK Day a couple of days early at a free event hosted at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater from 1-4pm in collaboration with BOOM Concepts. 🙌The festive commemoration will highlight the life, legacy, and activism of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and include family-friendly activities and performances. 💖

January 2023
Time-Honored Traditions Issue 


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