Outdoor yoga at BYSYC has started! And in its honor, we’re dedicating this month’s newsletters to yoga and all things related to summer – practicing outdoors, the sun, growth, and abundance. For those of you who know me, you’ll know that summer is my favorite. (As appreciative as I try to be toward the other seasons, I feel more me and more alive in the summer. And there is no such thing as too hot in my mind – I lived in Miami without air conditioning, to give you an idea!)
 
I look forward to our outdoor classes all year long. I can’t attend those at Station Square as I teach at the same time at the studio, but almost every Sunday morning, you can find me at Grandview Park with Ashley. Her gentle wisdom, the ability to move with the wind and under the sun, to hear the birds and the city in the distance, to feel the grass under my mat, and even to greet the tiny visitors that join me on my mat – I love it all.
Practicing outdoors doesn’t have to be just about attending classes or doing fancy poses on the beach, though. After all, aren’t we always trying to take our yoga off of the mat? I often slip poses in throughout my days outdoors. This photo is of me doing mountain pose in Cochabamba, Bolivia, during a moment of reverence for the earth and appreciation for my life’s path. By standing tall and turning my palms forward, I was poised both to receive and to offer up.

How do you slip little moments of yoga into your day? What are you most excited for now that it’s summer?
 
With excitement for what lies ahead,
Alana
THIS WEEKEND
w/ Meeraj Moosa

SATURDAY, June 8th 2019
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $10

To arrive at The Landing & Marina, follow the pedestrian bridge from Bessemer Court over the railroad tracks. There are both stairs and elevator access to this location, and there will be a tent for those of you looking for a little shade too!
w/ Lynn Rescigno

SATURDAY, June 8th 2019
12:30-2 p.m.

This class/event is a sampling of the 200-hour Pittsburgh Classical Yoga Teacher Training and includes:

  • Meditation instruction and practice
  • Asana practice with a deeper look at alignment
  • Study of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra
  • Q&A

regular class pricing
 
w/ Ashley O'Hara

SUNDAY, June 9th 2019
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $10

The entrance to Grandview Park is located at the corner of Bailey and Beltzhoover Avenues, near the intersection of Mount Washington and Allentown neighborhoods.
HG Photography
 
w/ Paul Richards

SUNDAY, June 9th 2019
1-1:45 p.m., ages 3-6
2:30-3:30, ages 7-11

Cost: $15 per family
w/ Paul Richards

SUNDAY, June 9th 2019
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing
UPCOMING EVENTS
June 6th-9th, 2019

There are still tickets left! Join us at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia THIS WEEKEND!! Dive deep into wellness and come see what the mindful movement is all about. Click the button below for more details.
w/ Brooke Smokelin

SUNDAY, July 28th 2019
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