Liza Pucciarelli


This is pretty much your typical love story-my love for this practice, unexpectedly, started in 2010. At 14 years old, I stepped into the doors of Amazing Yoga just searching for a way to deal with the pain in my body, just learning I had herniated multiple discs in my lower back. What started as a way to manage pain, turned into an admiration for this practice and Amazing Yoga. Because of yoga, I finally accept myself for who I am today-just a girl with frizzy hair who is trying her best. Looking back at it now, it really was love at first sight.
In September 2016, I was ready for something new, so I signed up for teacher training. In September 2016, I completed Level 1 in Wexford, Pennsylvania. I had the intention of attending to spice up my practice, but I left with something I could have never predicted-a heavy desire to share my love for yoga with others. A month later, I was given the opportunity to teach at Amazing Yoga and for that, I am forever grateful. In that short amount of time, I figured out I wanted to dig deeper into my teaching. In February 2017, I completed Level 2 in Tulum, Mexico. I look forward to finding ways to continue to learn about this practice for myself as a student, but more importantly, as a teacher for my students.
In addition to teaching, I am the Assistant Manager at our Shadyside Studio. I am constantly searching for ways to give back to the place that has given me everything and to give back to the two people that have made all of this possible, Sean and Karen. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of Amazing Yoga-I will never take it for granted.
When I am not at the studios, I am in class at Duquesne University pursuing a degree in accounting or I am at taco night with my partner in crime, Ryan. The truth is, I have everything I could ever need and more-a healthy body to carry me through my life, breath to slow down my crazy mind, people who support me, gel to tame my frizzy hair and most importantly Amazing Yoga, a place I call home.

Kathy Caracciolo

My yoga journey started around 2010 when my friend told me we should try yoga at Amazing Yoga.  We were used to cycling, aerobics, running, but had never tried yoga.  I quickly became hooked! I loved the sweating, how sore I felt, and how relaxed I was after.  It became such a great compliment to my other workouts, but then gradually became my main love.  Yoga has become part of my life because of the physical and mental benefits.   After my son was born, I was diagnosed with post-partum depression. I lost touch with my practice for a while, but eventually it was yoga that brought me back from the depression.  Now, I appreciate how the practice is healthy for my overall well-being and not just a workout.  I became a work exchange in 2015 and now I'm so grateful to be a manager!  When I'm not at the studio, I'm a preschool teacher's aide in Wexford or spending time with my son and husband.  


My relationship with yoga began in January of 2012. I was looking for a practice that would keep me in shape and offer some much needed time for self-reflection. I was in the midst of navigating a new job, the loss of a loved one, a new apartment, and a difficult time in my love life. A friend recommended that I try a class at AY. I was new to yoga and had no idea what to expect. After my first class, I was hooked.

The physical benefits of yoga cannot be denied and the emotional benefits are transformative. Within a few brief months, I was in the best shape of my life, and was more in touch with myself than I had ever been. Four years later, when Sean offered to bring me on as a manager, I couldn’t have been more grateful. AY has become a huge part of my life and my practice inspires me every day. Yoga has taught me to listen to body and not just my mind, to be patient, and most importantly, to let go.

When I’m not on my mat, I work as a visual artist and digital marketing strategist. I love to travel, cook, read and listen to techno.