As we wrap up our "Share Your Love of Yoga" referral campaign this week (get those purchases in before the end of the day tomorrow, 3/9/18), Kristi shares her thoughts on WHY she loves BYS Yoga (hint... it's because of all of YOU)!

Some may know that I left my job in architecture almost 16 years ago to start a family. At the time there were two things that I couldn't do... 1) Talk honestly about WHY I was leaving (struggling with infertility for years and hoping that a reduction in my stress level may help), and 2) Imagine that the family that I would eventually create would look very different than the one I had dreamed about.

This yoga studio became my baby in 2004 and as it has grown this beautiful community of people coming together, all searching for their own truth and their own authentic voices, became my family.

I truly believe that my dharma was to become the "mother" for this studio... at that time and in this place. I know now that needed it for my own growth. I see now that our neighborhood needed it as a place where, amidst the busy-ness of East Carson Street, people could find peace. I feel now that the Pittsburgh Yoga Community needed it as a home for, what we are now affectionately calling, "normal yoga" in a welcoming environment for all ages, shapes, and abilities.

So, WHY do I love BYS Yoga? It's because of YOU... my Yoga Family. It's all the incredible relationships forged within the studio walls which have supported, encouraged, and welcomed me to become more of who I am. The lifelong friendships, started on adjacent yoga mats, which have taught me how to ultimately strengthen ALL of my relationships and interactions. It's the fact that I now have the self confidence to speak more clearly and honestly, better understand (and listen to) my needs, and to continue following my dreams... most importantly, recognizing and honoring those dreams, even when they arrive in a different form than I once imagined.

In extreme gratitude and LOVE...

w/ Vivian Croft

FRIDAY, March 9th 2018
6:30-8 p.m.

supporting: Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

by donation / pay what you wish

w/ Lynn Rescigno

SATURDAY, March 10th 2018
1-3 p.m.

This ALL LEVELS Roll Model Workshop will explore the use of Yoga Tune Up® balls. This methodology can help eradicate pain, improve posture, and enhance performance through a unique blend of Corrective Exercise, Self Massage, and Yoga.

$20 in advance
$25 at the door
w/ Paul Richards & Kristen Kolenda

SUNDAY, March 11th 2018
2:30-3:30 p.m.

This class includes postures & activities for the whole family, including appropriate age (and intensity level) variations to accommodate everyone. All families with children age 4+ are welcome!

$15 per family
w/ Kristen Kolenda

SUNDAY, March 11th 2018
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing
w/ Levana Melamed

THURSDAY, March 22nd 2018
2-5 p.m.

We'll start this workshop with intentional movement, focusing on using movement and breath as a way of letting go of unproductive ideas and thoughts. This practice will prepare us to dive into the mindfulness field. 

$30 in advance
$35 at the door
SATURDAY, March 24th 2018
door 7:30 p.m. / show 8 p.m.

We are thrilled to host another No Shoes Sound Series concert this spring! Leave your shoes in the cubbies and enjoy incredible live music in a relaxed and low-key setting for all ages!

Emily Pinkerton and Ellen Gozion of The Early Mays share a love of American tradition, and they started the band to explore their unique creative voices in a new setting. Nicole Myers is a regular collaborator with The Early Mays, and a founding member of the nationally-touring, powerhouse trio Cello Fury. Together, these three women sing intricate vocal harmonies over the lush support of fiddle, banjo, harmonium and cello.

$10 in advance
$15 at the door
w/ Alana DeLoge & Holly McIntosh

SUNDAY, April 15th 2018
1-4 p.m.

After an introduction on how to incorporate essentials oils into your everyday yoga and meditation practices, you will be led through a gentle practice that incorporates oils for the spring season. There will be plenty of opportunities to sample oils during the workshop and participants will receive a small kit to take home.

$30 in advance
$35 at the door
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 8-10, 2018.

For for 10% off your ticket use code: BYSYoga
BYS Yoga | Historic South Side | Pittsburgh | 412-481-YOGA (9642) |