Continuing to include more BYS Yoga instructors in our weekly e-newsletter posts, this week's introduction is from RaeLynn Gigler:
BE PATIENT WITH THE PROCESS

As we reach the end of the year, we naturally look back and assess what kind of year it was on many levels. We take in what happened in the world down to what happened in our own personal lives. As I look back on my year, I realized I had a lot of newness happening in my life. 

I started off the year as a new wife, then a new yoga teacher. In April, the restaurant I had been working at closed its doors after seventeen years, and seven years of me working there, so I became new to the job market. I moved through the summer new to unemployment, and then finished off the year being new to forty. 

Many days of this year felt like being the new kid on the first day of school.....every day. I was afraid that I would not fit into the new job, or studio, or just start falling to pieces at forty. I can’t say I was perfect in handling every situation. This year kept me on my toes and I know I have so much to work on, and I am actually happy about that. I realize I have room to grow and progress and after some tribulations I feel like I’m ready to move into the next year a little stronger and ready to take it on. 

I knew I had to keep coming back to my mat and practicing. I slowed down my practice more than ever this year. I wanted to make my body move slowly though transitions. It was necessary for me to physically slow my body down and let my mind follow suit. 

Be patient with the process. I like what Rebecca Pacheco says in her book Do Your Om Thing.... “ you cannot take a breath in the past nor can you take a breath in the future.” Be present and be able to roll with what life hands you. Keep your mind open and remember no matter what choice you make, you are still moving forward and learning. Embrace everything!

Peace,
RaeLynn
We are almost a week into our DECEMBER SCHEDULE! We're moving through these darkest days of the year with both regular classes and special events - including our annual end of the year CANDLELIGHT YOGA CLASSES for the last 2 weeks!
THIS WEEKEND
w/ Alicia Broudy-Clawson

FRIDAY, December 8th 2017
6:30-8 p.m.

supporting: Give Hope

by donation / pay what you wish

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED
w/ Paul Richards

SUNDAY, December 10th 2017
2:30-3:30 p.m.

$15 per family
w/ Kristen Kolenda

SUNDAY, December 10th 2017
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing
DECEMBER SPECIAL EVENTS
w/ Nicole Zellie Lann

FRIDAY, December 15th 2017
6:30-8 p.m.

by donation / pay what you wish

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED
w/ Ashley O'Hara & friends

SUNDAY, December 17th 2017
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing
MONDAY, December 18th 2017
w/ Kristen Kolenda
TUESDAY, December 19th 2017
w/ Amy Burk
WEDNESDAY, December 20th 2017
w/ Lynn Rescigno
THURSDAY, December 21st 2017
w/ Paul Richards

TUESDAY, December 26th 2017
w/ RaeLynn Gigler
WEDNESDAY, December 27th 2017
w/ Jesse Bueno
THURSDAY, December 28th 2017
w/ Holly Koenig

6:30-8 p.m.
(only one evening class each day)

regular class pricing
FRIDAY, December 22nd 2017
w/ Kristi Rogers
supporting:

FRIDAY, December 29th 2017
w/ Ashley O'Hara
supporting:

6:30-8 p.m.

by donation / pay what you wish

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED
SAVE THE DATE
FRIDAY, January 5th 2018
6:30-8 p.m.
Free Community Yoga Class
8-10 p.m.
Open House w/ Refreshments

It's almost time for our annual NEW YEAR: RENEWED event! A fun and thoughtful way to celebrate the beautiful practice of yoga with the BYS Yoga Community and a chance to welcome the New Year with awareness and intention! The BYS Yoga instructors will team teach a special complimentary all levels yoga class to say " thank you" to existing students and " welcome" to new students!
BYS Yoga | Historic South Side | Pittsburgh | 412-481-YOGA (9642) | www.bys-yoga.com