Healing Arts Studio

Mookshi Healing Arts is Pittsburgh’s center for healing, inspiration, creativity, and transformation. We offer yoga, holistic bodywork sessions, workshops, and trainings to nourish the body, mind, and spirit.

What does Mookshi (mook-shee) mean? The word is inspired by the sanskrit, “mukshiya”, meaning “liberation” or “freedom”, and is used to evoke a path of consciousness. Owner/director Cara Freidheim chose this word as a subtle way to invite you to engage on a conscious path of awareness and vibrant living. Mookshi Wellness Center is less a “retreat”, and more a joyful and empowering addition to daily life. Our intention is to engage the public in their own personal wellness. Be it through yoga, meditation, bodywork, diet and nutrition, or simply sharing an experience, we believe that these practices will be an addition to your lifestyle and will empower you to live more authentically. Through our wide array of healing arts and our community of wellness practitioners we offer space for people to explore their minds, bodies, and spirits.

General Inquiries and Press, please call or email us at 412-407-7829 or wellness@mookshi.com
Special In-House Services, Work Study Inquiries, First Time Room Rental Inquiries,
New Workshop Proposals, Off-site & Private Events and Corporate Wellness, please contact wellness@mookshi.com



What if I’m late?
For workshops, please arrive early! We do not allow late entry after 15 minutes. If you believe you will be late, please call 412-407-7829.

Can I arrive early?
We have a lot to explore! Please consider booking a session in our infrared sauna before your appointment or workshop. We have a retail space to browse crystal jewelry, books, healing tools, and natural self care ritual items. If the yoga studio is free, you are welcome to meditate.

Private Appointments:
Your practitioner will wait for you to arrive, but the session will still end at the originally scheduled end time.  If you are 30 minutes late, the session will be cancelled and you will not be refunded. We do not offer a partial refund for time missed during an appointment

What do I need to know for my workshop or session?
Please wear comfortable movement friendly clothing. Mats, cushions and blankets will be provided. We serve Berkey water, so please feel free to bring your reusable water bottle to fill while you are here.

Do I really need to purchase spots in advance?
Many of our workshop offerings and workshop leaders are renowned in their respective fields, so there’s no guarantee that spots will be available at the door.  Please reserve in advance to make sure you get in.

Can I take pictures?
We love sharing Mookshi with you, both online and in real life, but please note that it is not permitted to take pictures during workshops, unless given explicit permission by the group and the instructor. Our clients are coming to Mookshi or healing, and we are holding sacred space for them. You are welcome to take pictures of the space and yourself enjoying it, but please don’t take anyone’s picture without their consent while they are doing healing work.

Tipping etiquette:
While tipping is not required, gratuities are always appreciated. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.


Private appointment booking:
All one-on-one treatments are by appointment only. We do not offer these services on a walk-in basis.
A credit card is required at the time of booking to hold your appointment. This ensures that our clients show up even when resistance is telling them not to. Healing can bring up a lot of resistance.

If you need to pay cash for your appointment, please come in to the studio and book in person for an advance appointment. Our practitioners come from all over the Pittsburgh area, and only come in when they are booked. This is why making advance arrangements is important, and is why we have the following cancellation policy:

Private appointment cancellation and rescheduling: If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment for any reason please do so at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. To cancel or reschedule please contact your therapist directly or call us at 412-407-7829 or e-mail wellness@mookshi.com All appointments missed, not cancelled or rescheduled before 24 hours notice will be charged in full. If you are using a package of sessions to pay for said appointment, you will be charged one of your package appointments.

Workshop cancellation policy: If you cannot attend a workshop you signed up for, please cancel 24 hours in advance of the workshop to receive account credit at Mookshi, refunds will only made in the case of personal emergency. Cancellations within a 24 hour period cannot be refunded or credited.
If you cannot attend and have someone in your life who is able to take your place at a workshop, please email wellness@mookshi.com or call us at 412-407-7829 to make arrangements.

All sales are final.

Account Credit Policy:
If you have cancelled something in the past and have account credit, you can use it like cash for any of Mookshi’s offerings: retail, classes and workshops, appointments, etc. Please call or email the studio to apply account credit to the offering you’d like to attend. You are responsible for paying any difference between the credit amount and the new total.


This is definitely a unique place and I hope more people find out about it.
— G.K.