This month, we are reflecting on the passage of time as we transition from 2019 to 2020 and also looking forward and welcoming a new decade. As I write this, I am sitting on my empty apartment floor, waiting for my mom to come over to help me load the final last boxes of cleaning products and whatnot into my car. I moved out of my apartment that I have lived in for 12 years (!) and in with my partner. Reflecting thoughtfully on all the memories and changes that have occurred in my life, in this place. Also excitedly daydreaming about what this new year will bring: a vibrant new energy of family life, merging with my partner and his two kids as well as welcoming our new baby girl in March.

I’m trying to stay present through these transitions and surrender to the flow of energy that is moving me forward into new ways of being in the world and the new role as a yogi mama. A flow that has also changed my physical practice tremendously over the last 7 months (aka can’t move like I used to). However, all of the practices of Yoga are still ever present (just as they always are) even off my mat. I’m practicing being gentle with myself and baby, surrendering to what is, and staying connected to spiritual activities that remind me of my connection with the Divine. Trying to trust the process!! Isn’t that hard, sometimes, yogis? 

Pema Chodron says, “There isn’t anything except your own life that can be used as ground for your spiritual practice. Spiritual practice is your life, twenty-four hours a day.” Yoga is everywhere, and it’s happening right now. Every moment is an opportunity to awaken our awareness of Self and connect deeper. What event, person, or change in your life is encouraging you to reflect and grow? 

Your ever well-wisher,
Ashley (and baby) 
THIS WEEKEND
w/ Nicole Zellie Lann

FRIDAY, January 17th 2020
6:30-7:30 p.m.

by donation // pay what you wish
w/ Mary Anne Buvens

SUNDAY, January 19th 2020
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing
UPCOMING EVENTS
w/ Lynn Rescigno

SATURDAY, February 8th 2020
 12:30-2 p.m.

This class/event is a sampling of the 200-Hour Pittsburgh Classical Yoga Teacher Training, which begins in April 2020 . The class will include:

  • Meditation instruction and practice
  • Asana practice with a deeper look at alignment
  • Study of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra
  • Q&A


regular class pricing
w/ Lynn Rescigno

Six training weekends, beginning SATURDAY, April 18th 2020

This Yoga Alliance-approved Teacher Training is for both aspiring teachers (Teacher Track) and serious students of yoga (Self Enrichment Track). Based on Lynn’s background of Jivamukti Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Viniyoga, and Iyengar Yoga, this program includes: proper pacing, Sanskrit pronunciation, synchronization of breath and movement, yogic philosophy, anatomy, verbal & hands-on adjustments, pranayama, mantra, and yin & restorative yoga.

***early bird pricing ends March 18th 2020***
SATURDAY, April 25th 2020
SUNDAY, April 26th 2020

We are thrilled to welcome Chrissy Carter back to BYSYC in 2020. Stay tuned for more details!