As we conclude this month’s theme of love, I thought about the poses that bring me joy. I noticed a common theme in many of the classes I took this month: heart opening poses. It’s a natural theme and is suitable for this time of year when it’s easy to turn inward. 

I have found a lot of joy practicing Ardha Chandra Chapasana this month. Half Moon Bow pose invites you to find an open heart while maintaining a challenging position.
The word “chapa” refers to the sugarcane stalk the goddess Lalita uses as her bow. Her arrows are flowers, and she has a half moon (“ardha chandra”) in her hair. If the idea of flowers as arrows doesn’t make you smile and engage your inner hippie, then I don’t know what will! Lalita isn’t just an easygoing lady, though. She can be formidable when she sees justice needs to be served.

Ardha Chandra Chapasana teaches you to stay firm and strong in your beliefs, while being open in the heart and mind. Go find a heart-opening pose that brings out the inner hippie in you!

Happy practicing!

w/ A shley O'Hara and Handerson Gomes

FRIDAY, March 1st 2019
Supporting: P.O.W.E.R.

by donation // pay what you wish
w/ Brooke Smokelin

SUNDAY, March 3rd 2019
2-4:30 p.m.

Dates for other 2019 Chakra Activation Workshops at BYSYC:

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
w/ Lynn Rescigno

SUNDAY, March 3rd 2019
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing
w/ Kristen Kolenda

SATURDAY, March 2nd 2019
1-2:30 p.m.

***SOLD OUT***
w/ Vivian Croft & Debbie Hardin

SATURDAY, March 9th 2019
6-7:30 p.m.

When spring energy is allowed to flow in us, we are connected to amazing creativity and an overall sense of wellbeing. This dynamic session of yoga + acupuncture will leave you rooted and ready for growth.

Cost: $35 in advance / $40 at the door
***Space is limited to 15 people***
w/ Levana Melamed

SATURDAY, March 23rd 2019
2-4 p.m.

Come explore different ways of meditation, some traditional and some more creative, and discover the many benefits of this practice. No experience needed.

Cost: $30 in advance / $35 at the door
w/ Lilith Bailey-Kroll 

SATURDAY, April 6h 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
***Space is limited to 6 students***
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 to 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)