Kristen recalls her first class at BYS in this week's newsletter. You can join Kristen in this transformative practice on Mondays at 6:00 p.m.!
The first time I walked up the stairs to 1113 East Carson St., I was with my mom. It was for Kristi's 8:15 a.m. beginners class on a Saturday in July of 2005. We were both brand new to yoga. I remember doing tree pose that morning. I remember being amazed that Kristi's fingertips easily touched the floor in uttanasana (standing forward fold), and I stared at the pretty ceiling during savasana. 

More than anything, my mom and I still remember how amazing we felt after class. It was strange how good my body felt afterwards. We wanted to feel like that again ,  so we went back.
 
After taking classes for a while, I noticed something else strange .  I was nicer after class. I was more patient than I had been beforehand, more understanding, and more aware. It feels good to do yoga. The postures, the breathing, the meditation. When I feel good, it's easier to be the person I want to be.  

Twelve years later, my mom and I are still hooked on how we feel after practicing yoga. It might be five minutes of focusing on my breath or a 2-hour workshop, and still, I am consistently nicer after. I can't imagine what my life would be like without yoga.
THIS WEEKEND
w/ Levana Melamed

FRIDAY, May 4th 2018
6:30-8 p.m.

supporting: Steel Smiling

b y donation / pay what you wish

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED
***There will be no 9:30 a.m. class on Sunday due to the Pittsburgh Marathon, but you can catch Paul Richards at 11:00 a.m. and Yin Yoga w/ Mary Anne Buvens from 5:30-7 p.m.***

regular class pricing
UPCOMING EVENTS
w/ Aymara Baquero

SATURDAY, MAY 19th 2018
1-3 p.m.

What to expect for the workshop:
  • One hour yin yoga and myofascial release practice
  • Discussion about fascia and its role in yin yoga
  • Different ways to use therapy balls (MFR balls) for self-treatment

There are no beginners, intermediates, or advanced practitioners in yin yoga. Everyone is welcome!

$25 in advance
$30 at the door 
w/ Ashley O'Hara and Friends

SATURDAY, MAY 19th 2018
7-9 p.m.

 b y donation / pay what you wish
TASTE OF TEACHER TRAINING
w/ Lynn Rescigno

SATURDAY, JUNE 30th 2018
12:30-2 p.m.

regular class pricing
We're an official studio partner of Wanderlust Festival again this year! Join us at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia the weekend of June 8-10, 2018.

For for 10% off your ticket use code: BYSYoga