This week's e-newsletter introduction is from Alana DeLoge who arrived as a student at our studio within our first year of business (2004) and has been an instructor with us since 2008:
“Perspective does not shape your life, it  is  your life.”
~Judith Hanson Lasater
 
These words jumped out at me while I was reading a Q&A piece in November’s  Yoga Journal . An important part of our journey as students of yoga, we often work to understand, process, and respond to the world from newer and broader perspectives, whether we are facing a challenging pose, a difficult interaction, or a hectic holiday season. But I suppose it just hit me how powerful and full of potential perspective truly is. Perspective is everything.
 
We tend to get stuck in the same habits, the same ways of understanding our lives, and the same thought patterns. According to yoga philosophy, these are samskaras . As 2017 comes to a close, many of us will work to get out of these loops. We will welcome the new year with a set of intentions and a sense of excitement and hope of what is to come. A true commitment to broadening our perspective may just be the tool we need. Although there is a beauty in the simplicity of this idea, changing our perspective can be one of the most challenging things we do. So this is our work. In any way that this manifests for you and your practice, I wish you a new year full of new and powerful perspectives. 
 
With gratitude for this practice that allows every moment and every breath to be a new beginning and with gratitude for you all, who help me continuously reshape my perspective, I commit to moving forward to 2018 with this new mantra – perspective  is  my life.
 
Honoring the light in each of you,
Alana
Just another week and a half of our DECEMBER SCHEDULE before the New Year! We're well underway with our annual CANDLELIGHT YOGA CLASSES through these darkest and final days of 2017. We hope that you are enjoying them as much as we are!
THIS WEEK
THURSDAY, December 21st 2017
w/ Paul Richards

6:30-8 p.m.
(only one evening class)

regular class pricing
FRIDAY, December 22nd 2017
w/ Kristi Rogers
supporting:

6:30-8 p.m.

by donation / pay what you wish

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED
SUNDAY, December 24th 2017
w/ Paul Richards

9:30-11 a.m.
(only one morning class)

regular class pricing

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE STUDIO IS CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY*
UPCOMING
TUESDAY, December 26th 2017
w/ RaeLynn Gigler

WEDNESDAY, December 27th 2017
w/ Jesse Bueno

THURSDAY, December 28th 2017
w/ Holly Koenig

6:30-8 p.m.
(only one evening class each day)

regular class pricing
FRIDAY, December 29th 2017
w/ Ashley O'Hara
supporting:

6:30-8 p.m.

by donation / pay what you wish

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED
SUNDAY, December 31st 2017
w/ Holly Koenig

9:30-11 a.m.
(only one morning class)

regular class pricing

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE STUDIO IS CLOSED NEW YEARS DAY*
FRIDAY, January 5th 2018
6:30-8 p.m.
Free Community Yoga Class
8-10 p.m.
Open House w/ Refreshments

Join us for a fun and thoughtful celebration of the beautiful practice of yoga with the BYS Yoga Community and a chance to 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!

PLEASE SIGN UP IN ADVANCE TO SAVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE COMMUNITY CLASS
BYS Yoga | Historic South Side | Pittsburgh | 412-481-YOGA (9642) | www.bys-yoga.com