Happy Anniversary, BYS Yoga Collective Community! This month marks one year since we transitioned to the collective – we are humbled, honored, and grateful to be sharing this journey with you all. This month, we’ll be reflecting on what the collective means to us and how it has evolved over the past year.
 
At its core, the collective is the group of yogis, teachers and students alike, who come together with intention from many different backgrounds, experiences, and walks of life. Together, we share space, we make space, we move, we breathe, and we grow. Many of us have spent years together. Others are newer to the studio as we continue to grow our BYSYC family. All are welcomed and loved.
 
And on this note, we are pleased to welcome Sarah Silk, our newest instructor. She has been a longtime student at the studio and we are thrilled she is joining our team of teachers. She will be teaching the Tuesday 9:30-10:45 class. Please say hello when you see her!
 
Love,
Alana
Welcome, Sarah!

A Pittsburgh native, Sarah Silk is an actor, artist, and teacher with over 12 years experience teaching movement. She received her 200-hour certification through YogaWorks with Elizabeth Neuse-Flint and continues to study various kinds of yoga, including Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Yin. She has a BA in philosophy from the University of Chicago, an MFA in acting from Rutgers University, and certifications in other somatic methods, including Pilates, MFR, and Feldenkrais. Sarah's classes tend to have a focus on form, using a slow pace to encourage students to learn to sense & feel themselves, while also reminding them that yoga can give them the opportunity to find mental ease, calm, & pleasure. She enjoys teaching and interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds, thriving on the discovery that anybody can benefit from a mindful yoga practice. 
THIS WEEKEND
w/ Kristi Rogers

FRIDAY, April 5th 2019
6:30-7:30 p.m.

by donation // pay what you wish
w/ Lilith Bailey-Kroll 

SATURDAY, April 6th 2019
1-2:30 p.m.

In this workshop, you will learn how to identify imbalances in the musculoskeletal system, which affect spinal alignment and posture. You will learn proper alignment in yoga poses to avoid injury, balancing strength and flexibility. The workshop will cover the basic principles of anatomy in order to foster a better understanding of how the bones, joints, and muscles work harmoniously.

Cost: $60
**SPOTS ARE LIMITED***
w/ Brooke Smokelin

SUNDAY, April 7th 2019
2-4:30 p.m.

Dates for other 2019 Chakra Activation Workshops at BYSYC:

Throat Chakra: Sunday, 5/5 from 2-4:30 p.m.
Third Eye Chakra: Sunday, 6/2 from 2-4:30 p.m.
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, April 7th 2019
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing
UPCOMING EVENTS
w/ Stefanie Zito

SATURDAY, April 13th 2019
2-4:30 p.m.

Adding resistance bands to your yoga practice is a perfect way to strengthen your entire range of motion. The incorporation of external load on the body by way of a resistance band not only adds stability to your structure, but can also result in proprioceptive gains and motor control. Come rediscover familiar shapes of asana with an inventive approach to this living tradition of yoga which will help stabilize your body, enhance your mobility, & create joint resilience. Students will receive resistance bands to take home as part of the workshop.
 
Cost: $45 (including bands for take home)
w/ Joseph Carringer

SUNDAY, April 28th 2019
1-2:30 p.m.

Ceremony of Sounds is a collaboration of sound healers who bring together powerful vibrations and yoga postures. Join us for an evening of deep relaxation, self-healing, and elevated consciousness.

Cost: $35 early bird, if paid by 4/14 ($45 after that date)
w/ Ali Popivchak and Jul Bibro-Ruch

SATURDAY, May 11th 2019
1-5:30 p.m.

A Trauma Centered Approach & Understanding to Care, Teaching, and Interactions acknowledges we are all a culmination of our life experiences, personally and systemically, contributing to the current experience we show up in. Trauma Centered Yoga are ideas and concepts for teachers to consider in the way they create and hold space for their students to safely explore their practice.

***4.5 CE credits available for RYTs through Yoga Alliance***

Cost: $65, if paid by 4/26 ($75 after that date)