“Counting blessings. Offering respect. Learning how to listen. Clumsily prayerful most mornings I lay out my stones like a little girl with high hope and a clear vision. May we learn how to talk with each other, rather than at each other. May we remember that there are many sides to every story. May we practice turning over each one until we can begin to feel into what others are experiencing before we try to fix it. May we keep our kindness as our primary objective. May we release perfection and ease to live in the hard things and the difficulty. And may we call on our movement and our meditation to bring us closer to our fragilities and our uncertainties and our similarities.” ~ Elena Brower

As we ease into 2019, I am taking my time to mindfully construct a map for this coming year. For clarity and insight, every day for this first week, I am writing a short list of my gratitudes as well as what I will do that day. I am cultivating rituals rather than habits, trying to instill a sense of devotion into my daily practices. From these actions, I will create my year.

So as I work on my own intentions for the year, I share with you this powerful prayer, written by one of my favorite teachers, Elena Brower. I offer this to you with the hope that it will inspire you as it has me. 

Much love,
FRIDAY, January 4th 2019

Free Community Yoga Class, 6:30-8 p.m.
Open House w/ Refreshments, 8-10 p.m.

Join us for a fun and thoughtful celebration of the beautiful practice of yoga with the BYSYC Community! Together, we will welcome the New Year with awareness and intention. BYSYC instructors will team teach a complimentary yoga class to say "thank you" to existing students and "welcome" to new students. We'll end the evening with a party!

pre-registration required
w/ Kristen Kolenda

SATURDAY, January 5th 2019
5-6:30 p.m.

***SOLD OUT***
w/ Mary Anne Buvens

SUNDAY, January 6th 2019
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing
w/ Brooke Smokelin

SATURDAY, January 12th 2019
5-6:15 p.m.

Sound Baths are often referred to as “horizontal concerts” because everyone lies down on a yoga mat to enjoy the music and receive the vibrational healing. In this relaxed position and state of mind the Sound Bath begins with a beautiful guided meditation. The experience continues with the pure tones and overtones of quartz crystal singing bowls and the deep grounding vibrations of the didgeridoo, which together create a magnificent matrix of vibration to “recalibrate” the human energy system into a powerful place of resonance. The experience ends with the sounds of the Spirit Drum.

Cost: $20 in advance/$25 at the door
w/ Brooke Smokelin

SATURDAY, January 12th 2019
2-4:30 p.m.

Come to the Root Chakra Activation LEVEL 1 and gain the yoga "tools" – postures, breathing techniques, sounds, visualizations, meditations, affirmations – to nourish and strengthen All-You-Are.

Dates for other 2019 Chakra Activation Workshops at BYSYC:

Root Chakra Saturday, 1/12 from 2-4:30 p.m.
Sacral Chakra: Saturday, 2/2 from 2-4:30 p.m.
Navel Chakra: Sunday, 3/3 from 2-4:30 p.m.
Heart Chakra: Sunday, 4/7 from 2-4:30 p.m.
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 (Sign up for all seven workshops for $315)
w/ Ali Popivchak

SATURDAY, February 9th 2019
12:30-6:30 p.m.

Chair Yoga is an easy, accessible way to share yoga with any population. Chair Yoga promotes well being through breath awareness, movement, and relaxation in ways that can help relieve pain and increase quality of life. This training is designed to teach you how to lead chair yoga classes for seniors, individuals with mobility challenges, and in an office setting.

This training is open to anyone, including yoga instructors, healthcare professionals, senior caregivers, and school teachers. Previous yoga certification is not required.

6 CE credits available to RYTs through Yoga Alliance

Cost: $85 (Save $10 when you sign up before 1/15/19)