Uniting Through Wellness: Yoga with Gina Beans and the Power of Community Workshops

Uniting Through Wellness: Yoga with Gina Beans and the Power of Community Workshops

Dear Esteemed Customers,

Welcome to another chapter of our “Letter to the Customer” series! Today, we’re shining a spotlight on the enriching array of classes and workshops that form the beating heart of Steel Goat Marketplace—a haven where wellness meets community engagement.

Yoga with Gina Beans:

Join us every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm for a rejuvenating session of “Yoga with Gina Beans.” Explore the path to inner peace, flexibility, and serenity in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Gina Beans, our esteemed yoga instructor, invites you to unwind, de-stress, and embark on a holistic journey towards wellness.

A Commitment to Community Wellness:

At Steel Goat Marketplace, our commitment to the community extends beyond just offering unique finds and artisanal creations. Hosting classes and workshops is our way of nurturing holistic well-being and fostering connections among our valued customers. We believe that a healthy mind and body are essential pillars of a thriving community.

Vendor Hosted Classes and Workshops:

But that’s not all! Our event calendar is a treasure trove of experiences waiting for you. Explore a variety of vendor-hosted classes and workshops—each designed to educate, inspire, and enrich your life. From craft workshops to cooking classes, there’s something for everyone seeking to expand their horizons.

Embracing Community Resources:

Communities are built upon shared experiences and the utilization of available resources. It’s about rallying behind those individuals and initiatives that strive to make a difference. Each class or workshop is not just an opportunity to learn or practice; it’s an act of support for those within our community endeavoring to share their passions and expertise.

Joining Hands for a Better Tomorrow:

As members of a vibrant community, it’s our collective responsibility to engage, participate, and uplift each other. By embracing these classes and workshops, we embrace not just the teachings but also the spirit of togetherness and empowerment.

So, dear customers, let’s harness the power of these offerings, support our community’s endeavors, and embark on a journey of self-improvement and collective growth. Join us in these moments of learning, wellness, and unity.

We eagerly await your presence and participation in our upcoming classes and workshops.

With warm regards,

Steel Goat Marketplace Team

Unveiling Penn Hills’ Eco-Revolution: Steel Goat Marketplace & Psquared Scents Introduce Refillery Station

Unveiling Penn Hills’ Eco-Revolution: Steel Goat Marketplace & Psquared Scents Introduce Refillery Station

Exciting News: Steel Goat Marketplace Teams Up with Psquared Scents to Bring a Refillery Station to Penn Hills!

We’re thrilled to announce a game-changing collaboration between Steel Goat Marketplace and Psquared Scents, bringing an innovative Refillery Station right here to Penn Hills. This partnership represents a bold step towards sustainability, convenience, and elevating your shopping experience.

For those unfamiliar with Steel Goat Marketplace, imagine a vibrant hub buzzing with over 100 crafters, artisans, specialty vendors, and more. From handcrafted jewelry to eco-friendly CBD products, our marketplace is a treasure trove of unique finds and local wonders. And now, with the addition of Psquared Scents, the olfactory journey is about to get even more enchanting.

Psquared Scents is not your average fragrance company. Committed to quality and authenticity, they specialize in small batches of handcrafted soaps, candles, and incense, using only the finest fragrance oils and essential oils. Their ethos revolves around simplicity, eschewing unnecessary additives like UV protectors, modifiers, & artificial colors. With Psquared Scents, what you see is what you smell – pure, clean, and utterly delightful.

But that’s not all. Together, we’re introducing a revolutionary concept to Penn Hills: the Refillery Station. What exactly is a refillery, you ask? Picture a retail haven where you can refill your own containers with household and personal care products, again and again. From dish soap to shampoo, from laundry detergent to dog shampoos, our Refillery Station will offers an array of products in bulk, minus the plastic waste.

Why refill? It’s simple – refilling reduces waste, particularly plastic waste, which is plaguing our planet at an alarming rate. With only 9% of plastic being recycled, it’s high time we rethink our consumption habits. By opting for refills, you’re not just making a purchase; you’re making a statement for sustainability. It’s a small yet significant step towards a “reduce, reuse, REFILL” mindset, one that benefits both the environment and future generations.

Join us as we embark on this eco-conscious journey, one refill at a time. Together, we can make a difference, one fragrant step closer to a greener, cleaner world. Visit Steel Goat Marketplace and Psquared Scents today and experience the magic of sustainability in action. Let’s refill, reimagine, and revolutionize the way we shop.

 

January/February Events! – Experience the Magic at the Goat House

January/February Events! – Experience the Magic at the Goat House

Elevate your well-being and join us at the Goat House, where a plethora of exciting events awaits. Dive into a world of relaxation, creativity, and community:

Every Wednesday

  • 🧘 Slow Flow Yoga With GinaBeans!
    • 🕡 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    • 💰 $10-$15 donation or pay what you can
    • 🌟 Immerse yourself in the power of yoga – a holistic journey that enhances mental clarity, physical strength, and inner balance. Support not only your health but also the thriving small businesses around you.
  • 🛍️ Evening Shopping Until 8
    • 🕗 Every Wednesday, extend your shopping experience until 8:00 PM. Spread the word to friends and family – there’s still a vast majority unaware of our Wednesday Night extended hours!

January 20th

January 27th

  • 🎨 Create Your Own Mandala Hosted by Jeannete Eleff
    • 🕐 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    • 🌌 Forget resolutions – focus on one word for 2024. With Jeanette’s guidance, create a personal mandala centered on your word. No artistic skills needed; just bring your enthusiasm!

January 28th

February 1st – Ladies Night from 4-8 PM

February 3rd

  • 📸 Valentine Minis – Photo Shoot by Jessica Salerno
    • 🕐 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • 🏡 Saging Space
    • 🆓 Goat House Fee Waived
    • 💖 Spread love with Valentine minis – perfect for everyone! Ten edited photos, online gallery, and print release included. Monthly happening with different themes.

February 6th, 13th, 20th

February 14th

  • 💖 Valentines Self Love Soul Date
    • 🕣 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    • 🌟 Treat yourself to an unforgettable celebration of self-discovery, love, and the therapeutic power of connecting with your heart.

February 24th

Mark your calendars and join us for moments of joy, creativity, and connection at the Goat House. 🎉✨

Unveiling the Heart of Steel Goat Marketplace – A Monthly Conversation

Unveiling the Heart of Steel Goat Marketplace – A Monthly Conversation

Dear Beloved Customers of Steel Goat Marketplace,

Welcome to the inaugural edition of our monthly blog series, “Letter to the Customers”! At Steel Goat, we’re not just a marketplace; we’re a vibrant community, and we want you to be part of every step we take. This series aims to open the doors to our world, providing a peek behind the curtains while engaging in a meaningful conversation with you.

Why This Series Matters:

Beyond the bustling aisles and vibrant displays, our marketplace beats with a heart fueled by community engagement, shared values, and a passion for craftsmanship. We strive to be more than just a destination for unique finds; we aim to be an integral part of your lives—a listening ear, a helping hand, and a beacon of inspiration.

What to Expect:

In our “Letter to the Customers” series, we invite you to join us on a journey of discovery and interaction. You can look forward to:

  • Behind-the-Scenes Insights: Discover the inner workings of Steel Goat Marketplace, from how products are curated to the stories behind our vendors.
  • Community Engagement: Explore the ways in which we aim to give back and contribute meaningfully to the community we cherish.
  • Upcoming Events and Workshops: Stay informed about the exciting events, workshops, and gatherings taking place in our marketplace.
  • Seasonal or Holiday Preparations: Gain insights into how we’re gearing up for celebrations and how you can be part of the festivities.
  • Interactive Content: Engage with polls, surveys, contests, and interactive content designed to spark conversations and gather your valued input.

Our Vision:

At the heart of Steel Goat Marketplace lies a commitment—to not just be a money-driven entity, but a member of the community in ways that truly count. We yearn for more than transactions; we aspire for connections. Your voices, ideas, and feedback are the catalysts that drive us forward.

As we unveil the curtains to this monthly conversation, we hope to foster an open dialogue. Your thoughts, your stories, and your presence enrich our marketplace in ways immeasurable.

So, dear customers, let’s embark on this journey together! Share with us, converse with us, and let’s create a vibrant, thriving community that extends far beyond our physical space.

With heartfelt regards,

Steel Goat Marketplace

Capturing the Beauty of Penn Hills: A Call to Photographers!

Capturing the Beauty of Penn Hills: A Call to Photographers!

Penn Hills, Pennsylvania—our home—is a tapestry of beauty woven through its landscapes, architecture, and the vibrant spirit of its people. At Steel Goat Marketplace, we’re deeply invested in celebrating the essence of our community, and what better way to do so than by showcasing it through your eyes?

Penn Hills: A Hidden Gem of Beauty

Nestled within this remarkable town lie hidden treasures waiting to be unveiled. From the picturesque parks to the bustling streets, the serene trails to the cozy nooks, Penn Hills is an artist’s canvas bursting with colors, waiting to be captured and shared.

Celebrating Penn Hills Through Photography

We believe that every corner of Penn Hills has a story, and we want to invite photographers of all levels to become storytellers through their lens. Whether you’re an amateur enthusiast or a seasoned professional, your perspective matters.

Your Lens, Your Perspective

Show us the Penn Hills you see. That captivating sunrise over a familiar street, the laughter echoing through a local park, the architectural wonder that catches your eye—every click of your camera preserves a moment, a memory, and a piece of our community’s beauty.

Join Us in Showcasing Penn Hills

We’re excited to feature your photography on our website, showcasing the stunning landscapes, hidden gems, and unique moments that define Penn Hills. Share your images with us, along with a brief caption describing where in Penn Hills the photo was taken.

How to Submit Your Photographs

  • Send your high-resolution photograph to [casperthompson91@gmail.com] with the subject line: “Penn Hills Photography Submission.”
  • Include your name, contact information, and a brief description of the photo (location and any special story behind it) in the email.
  • By submitting your photograph, you give us permission to feature it on our website (with proper credit given to the photographer).

Let’s Paint Penn Hills Together

Penn Hills, PA is not just a place; it’s a community bursting with life, stories, and beauty. Join us in celebrating this beauty through the lens of your camera. Together, let’s showcase the vibrant essence of Penn Hills that makes it such a remarkable place to call home.

Capture the beauty. Share the story. Show us Penn Hills through your lens.

Discovering Nature’s Wonders with Maria Wheeler-Dubas: A Beacon in Penn Hills

Discovering Nature’s Wonders with Maria Wheeler-Dubas: A Beacon in Penn Hills

Penn Hills, nestled in the heart of Western Pennsylvania, is home to a true advocate of nature education—Maria Wheeler-Dubas. As the founder and primary educator of Backyard Nature, Maria has dedicated over two decades to unveiling the marvels of the natural world to children and families. Her expertise, honed through an undergraduate degree and Ph.D. in biology, spans across diverse educational landscapes, including universities, zoos, museums, and botanic gardens.


A Champion of Accessibility

Maria’s passion lies in making nature education accessible to all. Through her programs at Backyard Nature, she prioritizes affordability and inclusivity, offering pay-as-you-can pricing. Embracing a spirit of community support, those interested in fostering nature education for everyone can contribute through donations.

Embarking on Learning Adventures

Maria offers an array of Learning Adventures that captivate the curious minds of families, schools, homeschooling groups, and any nature enthusiasts. From themed guided nature walks tailored to specific interests to immersive nature writing classes, she crafts experiences that resonate with each participant’s curiosity and passion for the outdoors.

Unveiling Nature’s Tapestry

Maria’s thematic guided nature walks are an invitation to explore the mysteries of Western Pennsylvania’s diverse ecology. Whether it’s birds, mammals, plants, or even the subtle hints left behind by nature like tracks and scat, each excursion promises a personalized journey complemented by engaging take-home elements.

Crafting Stories in Nature’s Embrace

The Nature Writing Class curated by Maria serves as a gateway to weaving narratives inspired by the natural world. These classes, available virtually or in-person, introduce participants to storytelling elements, writing mechanics, and the art of research, all while fostering a deeper connection with nature.

An Eclectic Curriculum

Backyard Nature’s curriculum spans a wide spectrum, from the foundational exploration of Pennsylvania’s wildlife to in-depth studies on animal behavior, ecology, climate change, and even media literacy in research. These sessions, adaptable to different age groups and interests, promise an interactive and enriching learning experience.

Embrace the Seasonal Charms

Maria’s seasonal offerings invite participants to delve into the unique wonders each time of the year presents. From unraveling the mysteries of migratory birds during fall flights to exploring the not-so-spooky side of nocturnal creatures, each seasonal session unfolds captivating narratives of nature’s adaptations and survival strategies.

Personalized Experiences

Beyond structured programs, Maria welcomes custom experiences, be it science tutoring or planning nature-themed birthday parties. Her dedication to personalized engagements underscores her commitment to fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the natural world.


If you’re eager to join Maria Wheeler-Dubas on an enriching journey through the wonders of nature, consider participating in her upcoming Nature Writing Class at the Steel Goat Marketplace in Penn Hills. Hosted in the Goat House, the new mini-event center, this class promises an immersive experience, allowing you to step away from screens and bask in the beauty of nature while honing your storytelling skills.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore, learn, and connect with nature alongside a dedicated educator like Maria Wheeler-Dubas. Support her mission, embrace the outdoors, and discover the enchanting world that surrounds us all.

To learn more about Maria’s classes and Backyard Nature, visit Steel Goat Marketplace or reach out directly to Maria for a personalized experience.