The beautiful artwork from Jill Lena Ford / Tifrija Designs will be up in the studio for just one more week! If you are interested in purchasing any of the pieces for your private collection, Jill is offering a 10% discount for any BYS Yoga students!

And, stay tuned for another Mandala Making Workshop in the spring!

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I was asked a few weeks ago to come up with a title for my short workshop at the Pittsburgh Yoga Expo and in preparation for this Sunday's event, I've been teaching from that concept in my classes this week. The workshop is titled "To Whom it May Concern." A bit of word play on creating salutations from our yoga mats.

We are all likely familiar with the traditional Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations) A & B, and perhaps Chandra Namaskara (Moon Salutations), but if you've taken any of my classes, with all due respect to the traditional salutation sequences, you know that I tend to veer from them a bit. That will be the case in the workshop too.

But there's more.  I've been asking my students this week to think about their relationship to their yoga mats. Going as far to ask at the end of class, if your mat were to compose a note to you starting with, To Whom it May Concern, a different type of salutation, what would it say!? One student said her's told her, "YOU ROCK!" and another responded that her's simply said, "thank you." How awesome are those responses!?

So, what does stepping on to your mat mean to you? How does your mat act as a type of mirror for you, reflecting back to you your challenges, your growth, your state of being? Sure, we flow through all sorts of physical postures on our mats, but, as always, it's not all about the asana. It's the way our practice shapes us physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually and that's worth saying "hello!" to!


w/ Nicole Zellie Lann

FRIDAY, January 20th 2017
6:30-8 p.m.
supporting: Grow Pittsburgh

by donation / pay what you wish

w/ Ashley O'Hara & friends

SATURDAY, January 21st 2017
7-9 p.m.

by donation / pay what you wish

at Pittsburgh Opera ( 2425 Liberty Avenue - Strip District)

SUNDAY, January 22nd 2017
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

visit their website for more information & full schedule

w/ Paul Richards

SUNDAY, January 22nd 2017
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing

w/ Joseph Carringer, Didgeridoo Sound Therapy

SATURDAY, January 28th 2017
1-3 p.m.

$40 in advance
$50 at the door

w/ Max Novelli

SUNDAY, January 29th 2017
7:30-9 p.m.

regular class pricing

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