See below for details, dates and times for each group:

Pre-registration is required for wellness series participation. No exceptions. Individuals will not be admitted into the wellness series without prior registration.

PAAR COVID-19 Protocols for in-person events:

  • A mask is to be properly worn at all times when in PAAR’s offices
    • A mask will be provided if you do not have one
  • Your temperature will be taken upon arrival
  • We do ask if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to COVID-19 to please not attend

Wellness Workshop: Trauma-Informed Yoga

Thursday, September 15th 2022  •  6pm-6:50pm

Location: AAR Southside Office, 81 S 19th Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203 and via ZOOM

Join Susie Balcom, Advocate at PAAR and Registered Yoga Teacher, for a 50-minute FREE trauma-informed yin yoga flow, as part of PAAR’s Wellness Series. We will begin class with a breathwork warm up to center and ground, followed by moving through a slow-paced and restorative yoga flow, and closing class with a short, guided meditation. All genders and yoga experiences are welcome.

*Recommended for ages 16 or older. 


Wellness Writing Workshop: Exorcise Your Demons: Healing Through Writing Horror Fiction (*2-Part Workshop)

Wednesday, September 21st 2022 • 6pm-8pm


Wednesday, October 5th • 6pm-8pm

Location: PAAR Southside Office, 81 S 19th Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203

Studies have shown that there is a direct link between writing and processing our trauma and other forms of emotional stress. Horror fiction – whether you prefer to get your fix by reading Stephen King novels or watching episodes of American Horror Story – can be a comfort for those of us who enjoy the genre of fear. Writing horror fiction can help you process these emotions and allow you to write the endings you need most to continue your healing journey.

In part one of this two-part workshop, we will define what horror fiction is, learn about some of the subgenres of horror fiction (supernatural, psychological, historical, body, gothic, splatter punk, etc.), look at examples of horror fiction to see how it is created, and use writing exercises to brainstorm ideas for your own short story.

In part two of this workshop, participants will share their short story drafts and we will workshop each other’s stories to provide feedback.

*Participants must be 18 years old and over to attend this workshop. Each workshop will last two-hours. Please bring a laptop, and/or a notebook and your favorite writing tool to take notes and begin drafting your short story.