The energy of the holiday season can be joyous and magical; however, it can also be overwhelming and trigger negative emotions for some. Either way, or even if we’re somewhere in the middle, let’s remember our practice of yoga to cultivate a sense of balance, mental clarity, and mindfulness.
Here’s a short mindfulness meditation that I use when I need a quick reset. Let’s call it 5,4,3,2,1 mindfulness. First, take a few deep breaths through your nose. Then use your five senses to observe and name the things around you. Notice:
5 things you can see
4 things you can hear
3 things you can touch/feel
2 things you can smell
1 thing you can taste
This mindful moment might bring you back to a state of presence and self-awareness or at least allow you to take in what’s going on around you in a more mindful way. If you need a little extra practice, don’t forget your mat is always waiting for you. Come on over to the studio Christmas Eve morning to practice with Kelly or on Christmas Day with Jerry.
I’m grateful for this rich tradition of yoga to keep me grounded, balanced, and whole through every season :)
Sending you love,
Ashley
THIS WEEKEND
w/ Nicole Zellie Lann

FRIDAY, December 20th 2020
6:30-8 p.m.
Supporting: Project Bundle Up

by donation // pay what you wish
w/ Kristen Kolenda

SUNDAY, December 22nd 2019
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
w/ Kelly Paola

TUESDAY, December 24th 2019
9:30-11 a.m.

regular class pricing

***ALL OTHER CLASSES ARE CANCELLED ON CHRISTMAS EVE***
w/ Jerry Morosco

WEDNESDAY, December 25th 2019
9:30-11 a.m.

regular class pricing

***ALL OTHER CLASSES ARE CANCELLED ON CHRISTMAS DAY***
UPCOMING EVENTS
w/ Various BYSYC Teachers

WEEKNIGHTS, through January 2nd
6:30-8 p.m.

They're back! Grab your cozy layers (we've got the props!) and practice in the warm glow of candlelight all month long.

regular class pricing
w/ Various BYSYC Teachers

FRIDAY, January 3rd 2020
6:30-8 p.m., Free Community Class
8-10 p.m. Open House

Join us for a fun and thoughtful celebration of the beautiful practice of yoga with the BYS Yoga Collective Community. We'll welcome the New Year with awareness and intention! 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, and then we'll end the evening with a party!

This event is FREE! Must sign up at the link below.
w/ Kristen Kolenda

SATURDAY, January 4th, 2020
2:30-4 p.m.

Unwind, relax, and rejuvenate with Restorative Yoga and Hot Stones. Enjoy the soothing warmth of hot stones placed on your body while you relax into supported restorative yoga postures.

Cost: $30 in advance // $35 at the door

***2 Spots left!***