This is a time of change for many, including the four of us who lead BYSYC. At some point over the past month or two, we have broken down to one another, whether with tears of transition, in exasperation of overwork, or of joy in the small miraculous moments. But we won’t deny that it has been hard, and we are still finding our way. So this month, we will share with you our stories of transition.

This year I keep waiting for the universe to be done with her challenging moments, whether the death of animal and human loves, the ending of relationships, the beginning of new relationships, the illnesses to be triumphed over or accepted with grace, the freak accidents, the betrayals of trust, the changes in occupation that result in questioning of identity, the students who are struggling, the earth that seems to need so much healing, the humankind that doesn’t recognize its own beauty and potential.

But still, our lovely universe sends me more to work through. I realize, however, after a 3am phone call with a dear friend who contacted me when I most needed the comfort, the lessons of this work. As my teacher, Elena Brower, says, what seems most confusing and most unsettling is our work to be harmonized. We can do it. We need to look at the difficult moments as a sign that it is and has always been coming together. And I do have faith in this coming together.

I will close with one of my most favorite quotes, a line from Toni Morrison’s Paradise , "If ever there came a morning when mercy and simple good fortune took to their heels and fled, grace alone might have to do."

Love,
Alana
THIS WEEKEND
w/ Ashley O'Hara and Handerson Gomes

FRIDAY, May 10th 2019
6:30-7:30 p.m.

by donation // pay what you wish
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: $75
w/ Paul Richards

SUNDAY, May 12th 2019
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing
UPCOMING EVENTS
We will once again be hosting outdoor classes this summer from June through September! Get your outdoor mat, towel, and sunscreen ready and stay tuned for more details.
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
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.