Om. Live. Dance. Smile. Feel. Meditate. Be thankful. Be happy. Be kind. Do not lose heart. Radiate light. Positive energy. Yoga, an attitude.

The above is a translation of this sign, propped up outside of my other home studio, Adhyatma Yoga, high in the mountains of Cochabamba, Bolivia. I spend about two months every year in this city, where I do research and run a study abroad program for Pitt students, my other job when I’m not at BYS Yoga Collective (BYSYC).

I am grateful to have found this community in Bolivia (#kulaincochabamba!!!). My practice here changes -- it is gentler, there is literally less oxygen in the air, I turn in, I take care of myself in the midst of taking care of nearly 30 twenty-year olds. I recognize more than ever the healing benefits of this practice.

No matter how far I travel, I have yoga and, through this practice, I find my community. I feel with even greater certainty that we are all one.

And with that realization, I cannot wait to return to BYSYC (#kulaoncarson!!!). I am grateful for our community, our home. I will see you all next week!

Xoxo,
Alana
THIS WEEKEND
w/ Holly Koenig

SATURDAY, June 16th 2018
10:30-11:30 a.m.

$5 per class // free parking voucher provided
w/ Ashley O'Hara

SUNDAY, June 17th 2018
10:30-11:30 a.m.

$5 per class
w/ Mary Anne Buvens

SUNDAY, June 17th 2018
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing
UPCOMING EVENTS
w/ Vivan Croft and Debbie Hardin

SATURDAY, June 23rd 2018
7-8:30 p.m.

$30 in advance
$35 at the door

*Space is limited to 15 people*
TASTE OF TEACHER TRAINING
w/ Lynn Rescigno

SATURDAY, JUNE 30th 2018
12:30-2 p.m.

regular class pricing
w/ Elizabeth Haberer

SATURDAY, August 4th 2018
12:30-3:30 p.m.

In this training, you will:

  1. Access an introductory version of the most updated neurobiological research on trauma and how it affects the physical body,
  2. Learn how it can show up in your students' behaviors and physical practices,
  3. Learn the basic tenets of invitational language and non-coercive teaching,
  4. Acquire at least three concrete suggestions/tools that you can implement immediately to make your classes trauma-informed.

This training is eligible for 3 CE credits through the Yoga Alliance.


$75 for the training
$95 for the training + therapeutic workshop
w/ Elizabeth Haberer

SATURDAY, August 4th 2018
4:00-5:30 p.m.

What to expect:

  • Learning the foundational teachings of THRIVE trauma-informed yoga
  • A class where the main focus is on experiencing body sensations and building interceptive pathways
  • No hands-on physical assists
  • Emphasis on making choices for your body based on on how you feel in the moment


$30 in advance
$35 at the door