As we move into the holiday season, the new theme for our weekly newsletter is the GIFTS OF YOGA . We invite you this month to take a moment to reflect on your journey with yoga in terms of its gifts, no matter how you choose to understand the meaning of the word gift .
 
A frequently made distinction is that between presents and presence . And for me, it is the gift of presence for which I am most grateful. When we shift onto our mats, we have no choice but to be present.
 
One of my favorite teachers once said that our bodies offer us this lesson of presence most powerfully on the mat: while our minds tend to wander into the past and future, our bodies cannot do that. Rather, they experience the present moment (I am not saying that our bodies do not carry our pasts, but that they express those histories in the current moment). We learn to listen more closely to the wisdom of our bodies and breath as we practice yoga. This is not easy – and the lessons, as we turn in and pay attention, can be remarkably challenging. But little by little, we make our way.
 
Through my yoga, I practice being present. I practice being present for myself, in my day to day routine, for those that I love, and as a means to give back to our world.
 
– Alana
THIS WEEKEND
w/ Vivian Croft

FRIDAY, December 7th 2018
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Supporting: Hope Grows

by donation // pay what you wish
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th 2018

Join master teacher Raghunath Cappo for a Bhakti yoga immersion at BYS Yoga Collective. You can choose to take Flight School, Bhakti Yoga 101, or a Master Class, or enroll in all three workshops and enjoy a free lunch!

***There are still spots available for all workshops***
w/ Paul Richards

SUNDAY, December 9th 2018
1-1:45 p.m., ages 3-6
2:30-3:30 p.m., ages 7-11

$15 per family
w/ Paul Richards

SUNDAY, December 9th 2018
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing
UPCOMING EVENTS
Our special candlelight classes begin on MONDAY, December 10th ! Make sure to check the schedule for this month's classes.

Candlelight Classes
Weeknights, 6:30-8 p.m.

regular class pricing
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/ Stefanie Zito

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6th 2019
2-4:30 p.m.

Greet the New Year with strength! Explore classical asana shapes in a new and dynamic way. Adding resistance bands to your yoga practice is a perfect way to strengthen your entire range of motion. Students will receive resistance bands to take home as part of the workshop.