Each month here at BYSYC, we decide on a theme for the monthly newsletter. At our recent off-campus meeting — had over a few brunch-tails at the Double Wide Grill’s annual Dog Festival :-) — we realized we were all going through some major life transitions.

Mine was a decision over a job offer to a return to a “new” job at a place I’d previously worked for 7 years.
It was excruciating. I was happy with my present job, and over 18 months there developed genuine love and loyalty to my co-workers. In my tightly-knit industry, word spread quickly that I might head back “home.” But, when someone would ask “Are you going ​ back ​??” — heavy emphasis on back — I’d get defensive.

Which made zero sense. That place I’d be going “back” to completely changed my life for the better and shaped who I am today. I consider the owners and my co-workers there as true family.

There’s an oddly negative connotation in our modern world that the notion of going “back” anywhere is bad, because it's not forward motion. It’s as if you failed, which is so wrong! If you’re returning to a place that gives you comfort and love and challenges you, how can that be bad?

The point was further driven home to me after a long talk with a friend who moved back to Pittsburgh recently after roughly 25 years away. He’s elated to be back here, but admitted that after he lived away for so long, that coming “back” would be regarded as some kind of mid-life reboot. In both of our cases, going “back” has been wonderful, but getting there, emotionally, Was. A. Process.

Sometimes we just get a chance to restart. Create a new timeline. Learn from the past and know that it’s ok to go”back.”

Happy Almost Summer,

***Beginning June 1st, 2019, we will lock the door on the third floor landing 10 minutes after the start of each class. Please make sure to give yourself enough time to travel and find parking. We know it's tough! The safety of our teachers and students is of utmost importance, and this is considered a best practice in many Pittsburgh yoga studios. Thank you for understanding.***
w/ Alana DeLoge
FRIDAY, May 31st 2019
6:30-7:30 p.m.
supporting: Global Links

by donation // pay what you wish
w/ Lynn Rescigno

SATURDAY, June 1st 2019
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $10

To arrive at The Landing & Marina, follow the pedestrian bridge from Bessemer Court over the railroad tracks. There are both stairs and elevator access to this location, and there will be a tent for those of you looking for a little shade too!
w/ Ashley O'Hara

SUNDAY, June 2nd 2019
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $10

The entrance to Grandview Park is located at the corner of Bailey and Beltzhoover Avenues, near the intersection of Mount Washington and Allentown neighborhoods.
HG Photography
w/ Brooke Smokelin

SUNDAY, June 2nd 2019
2-4:30 p.m.

Dates for other 2019 Chakra Activation Workshops at BYSYC:

Crown Chakra: Sunday, 7/28 from 2-4:30 p.m.

These LEVEL 1 workshops are open to yoga students of ALL LEVELS, even those brand new to yoga, as well as massage therapists, healers, counselors, and other people interested in gaining an experiential understanding of the yogic chakra system.

****18 CEUs are available for registered Yoga Teachers through Yoga Alliance if you complete the entire Level 1 Chakra Activation Series.

Cost: $50 Each
w/ Mary Anne Buvens
SUNDAY, June 2nd 2019
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing
June 6th-9th, 2019

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 6-9th. Dive deep into wellness and come see what the mindful movement is all about. Click the button below for more details.