Prima Yoga Inc. was established in September 2011 and is owned and operated by Pittsburgh native Jamie Malinowski. After graduating from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Economics, Jamie began a ten-year career in pharmaceutical sales. To supplement conventional physical therapy after experiencing chronic lower back pain, Jamie began practicing yoga at the Bikram Yoga College of India in Alexandria, VA in 2008. While under the tutelage of senior instructor Jim Ambrogi, she acquired her Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification and became a certified instructor of the Barkan Method of Hot Yoga. Prima Yoga is the realization of Jamie’s lifelong aspiration of becoming a small business owner. It has also given her a platform for sharing her passion for healthy living with others. She regularly attends workshops and seminars across the country to gain exposure to additional styles of yoga to incorporate into her personal practice and into the studio. Jamie and her husband live in the Mars area with their two Boxer puppies.
Megan Homison, also a Pittsburgh native, dabbled in yoga during college, however she began practicing regularly in 2011 at Prima Yoga. As a former gymnast, and gymnastic coach for over seven years Megan was drawn to the precise alignment and discipline Bikram yoga required. She began apprenticing at Prima Yoga under Jamie’s direction, and began teaching in June 2012. Megan holds a B.A. in Interior Design and a Master’s in Interior Architecture from Chatham College. She spends her days as the lead Interior Designer for the VA Healthcare System Pittsburgh. Megan and her husband live in Cranberry Twp., with their two Puggles.
Megan Flinn completed her Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification in Brooklyn, NY in 2010, where she learned to appreciate the need for a calm and quiet respite from the daily grind of the city. After being dragged to yoga by a friend under the caveat that “I’ll stretch and stuff, but nothing touchy feely!” she promptly fell in love with not just the physical aspects of yoga, but the philosophical and yes, sometimes touchy feely parts as well. She draws her teaching techniques from Jivamutki and Dharma Mittra. She’s living proof that yoga can not only provide a great and athletic workout, but can offer you peace of mind, strength of spirit, and a rosier, less “Type-A” frame of mind. Her classes mix a strong, fast paced flow with consistent connection to the breath, and an ever present challenge for her students to loosen up, live in the moment and have some fun. Megan and her husband recently relocated from NYC to the North Hills area.