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As soon as Tatum Boswell moved to Mt. Lebanon three years ago, people started asking when she was going to open another location of her yoga studio, Yoga Love, in the South Hills. With her original studio still operating in East Liberty, Boswell finally decided the time was right—Yoga Love opened at 1752 North Highland Road in Upper St. Clair in February.

“Yoga Love is a dynamic vinyasa yoga studio,” says Boswell. “No two classes will be exactly the same, but you will always know that the focus is on connecting breath with movement.”

Right now, Yoga Love offers general classes for all skill levels, plus goals-oriented classes focusing on strength, sculpting or healing. It will also offer candlelight classes and a kids’ program in the fall.

Originally from Washington, Pennsylvania, Boswell started practicing yoga to treat the frequent back pain she experienced as a teenager, and it quickly became an important part of her lifestyle. She lives on North Meadowcroft Avenue with her husband, Charlie Waters, 2-year-old son, also named Charlie, and daughter, Scarlet, who will start at Lincoln School in the fall.

“By far the best part of owning a yoga studio is knowing that you are helping people,” says Boswell. “Every time someone comes to me in person, sends an email or writes a letter letting us know how Yoga Love changed their life in a positive way, I know all the hard work of being a small business owner is more than worth it. I also have a legitimate excuse to wear yoga pants all the time!”
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Andrew Rhodes, with wife, Stacy, celebrates 20 years in business.

THE RHODES GROUP, a construction consulting firm located in downtown Pittsburgh, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Founded by Nakoma Drive resident Andrew Rhodes, the Rhodes Group started as just two consultants focused on the Pittsburgh area and has grown to more than 40 employees who consult on projects all over the world. The company provides construction claims consulting and related services to owners, contractors, sureties and the lawyers who represent them. Rhodes has testified as an expert witness on more than 60 occasions.

Steele Eckenrode accepts Seton Hill’s President’s Award for Service with parents, Linda and Bob.

MT. LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL graduate and graduating Seton Hill University senior Steele Eckenrode received the university’s President’s Award for Service. Steele, a senior Business Administration and Entrepreneurial Studies major, received the award for his extensive community service, which includes designing logos and providing volunteer graphic design services for programs of the South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM), an organization that provides food, clothing and services to people in need in South Hills neighborhoods; volunteering with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), an organization that trains volunteers to advocate for children involved in Family Court proceedings; designing a business plan for Community Living and Support Services (CLASS), an organization that offers services and fosters community inclusion for people of varying abilities; and participating in four Habitat for Humanity service trips.


TWO YEARS AND A BRUNCH The ladies of the Women’s Club of Mt. Lebanon had a lot to celebrate this spring, including the second year of the newly revived club. But what would a celebration be without “Service First,” the group’s motto? So while the club brunched at St. Clair Country Club, it also set up the event as a fundraiser for Outreach Teen & Family Services. From wine and basket raffles to donations for peony centerpieces, the ladies made sure everyone in attendance had a chance to donate to the good work of Outreach, which provides excellent, cost-effective counseling for Mt. Lebanon families.

At its fourth annual Fashion for a Cause fundraiser at St. Clair Country Club, The Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh Foundation raised about $15,000 for the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh, a nonprofit that provides permanent homes, respite care, in-home services and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities and autism. Pictured from among the more than 250 guests are Foundation Vice President Elisa Ciotti of South Park, President Lisa Freeman, Austin Avenue, and Michelle Schocker, Cedar Boulevard.