Trap Yoga Studios

Who We Are

We don't do things 'typical', at all. We are not your 'typical' yoga studio. We laugh. We have fun. We sweat. We cuss. We release. We are our authentic selves at Trap Yoga Studios, and that is what we live by. We are a safe space for all. 


We went from hosting classes at multiple establishments throughout Pittsburgh in 2018, to opening our third location in E. Liberty this past winter, and it would not have been possible without all of our wonderful supporters. 


Check us out. We are Black Owned. Women Owned. Locally Owned.

Meet Our Instructors

C.C.

C.C. loves Zumba and shaking her booty while teaching others to do the same. C.C.’s passion for Zumba started in 2016. She began her health journey and wanted to add a fun cardio class to her routine. She tried Zumba and fell in love. In 2017, she became an instructor to share this positive fitness experience with others. Zumba helped C.C. lose 100 lbs. Her goal is to make her students aware that fitness has no size and that fitness is for everyone and to do what makes you happy. C.C. teaches Zumba throughout Pittsburgh and participates in many fitness events. She has a BA in Psychology and MA in Organizational Leadership and is currently working on her Doctorate degree in Education with a Specialization in Organizational Leadership. She looks forward to dancing with you! 

Branden

Branden found yoga shortly after graduating from college. What started as simple after-work mediations, eventually led to him pursuing other realms of spiritual wellness and exercise. He took his first yoga class with Alysa Dempsey and instantly adored the practice.

Six months after taking his first class, he earned his RYT 200 through the Y Flow Yoga Teacher Training with Grace McDonald (Vinyasa), with the intention to represent black males in yoga and display the numerous benefits that yoga provides. His professional teaching journey continues as he guides students to deepen their personal practice and elevate personal growth.

Branden has a scientific approach to yoga that focuses on connecting the breath, mind, and body to maximize physical and mental abilities. His gracious, non-judgmental style is inclusive to students of all experience levels. He encourages all of his students to “elevate” by challenging themselves to meet personal and wellness goals.

Dré

Andre Rand-Mathis. Choreographer, dancer, and educator. Andre was born and raised in the city of Pittsburgh. They have choreographed for several musical productions, which have won Gene Kelly Awards for Best Choreography. Even though Andre started their dance training at a late age, they are certainly a force to be reckoned with for their generation and future generations to come. Since hitting the dance scene a little over 8 years ago, Dre has had the opportunity to work with some amazing artists such as Greer Reed, Staycee Pearl, Kontara Morphis, and Anthony Williams.

Dre is highly regarded as a future leader in Hip Hop and Contemporary Dance. Having been sought after by several local Pittsburgh dance companies, they have begun to stretch their choreographic wings on a national level.

Nish

Yoga has been a part of my life for over 6 years, it has helped me grow physically and spiritually. I started yoga as a way to relax and gain a better sense of what I want to contribute to the world. I am creative and nurturing, yoga has allowed me to be both of those things on and off of the mat. I completed my 200hr training with Prana Das Yoga with hopes of obtaining my 300hr certification as well. I am currently enrolled in my local community college for Education, and working full time as a special education para-educator. I will always consider myself a student and want to continue to learn as well as share my practice with others. My motto has always been “it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey”. Yoga is a way to relax, re-center, and be in the moment. No matter how flexible you are or not, making it to the mat is what matters. I want my students to be patient and kind to themselves.

Emani

Born and raised on the East Side of Pittsburgh Dancing has always been my 2nd heart beat. I Graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School attended various Dance Academies and worked along side many accredited Instructors . I have two children, Jason and Harmani , who are my everyday motivation to be better than yesterday. I’ve danced since the Age of 5 and Instructed since the age of 16 , starting as an assistant instructor for various after school programs and then obtaining my Certification for Lead Instruction shortly after. I’ve been teaching Zumba since April of 2019 . Which opened a whole new world for me as an instructor. I enjoy many different variations and genres of dance and absolutely love instructing. 

Larissa

Born and raise in Pittsburgh graduated from Keystone Oaks high school. I’ve always had a passion for health and fitness. I was an athlete growing up, competitive cheer leading dance track and cross-country. I am a mama to the most amazing 10 year old, who is my everyday motivation. In 2020 I completed the online CPT/ Life coach training course through NASM. I’m excited to inspire many more in my fitness career! 


"Look like a beauty, train like a beast."

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