Celebrate the darkest days of the year by practicing by candlelight at all evening classes beginning this Sunday, December 18th through the end of 2016!

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I've had a steadily growing pile of my favorite yoga and inspirational books next to my desk this past month (and I continue to glean from them for each week's e-newsletter). For better or for worse, when things "out there" get a little hectic and stressful, my modus operandi is to retreat inward.

I've been drawn this week to, and have been teaching from, the concept of Svadhaya - Self Study. Svadhaya is the 4th of the 5 Niyamas - Observances which are the 2nd limb in the 8 limb path of Yoga. Feeling a bit lost and overwhelmed, I continue to look to my yoga practice and its teachings for guidance. The following is from Rolf Gates' book, Meditations from the Mat, which I often turn to for inspiration...

"When we do feel lost or uncertain, drifting away from our practice, blocked from our own truth, it helps to remember that darkness and confusion, too, are part of the path. The hero's journey is a journey inward. Yoga is not a workout, it is a work IN..... this is the point of spiritual practice: to make us teachable, to open our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know, and be who we already are."

In these darkest days, as we approach the Solstice and the New Year, please be reminded of the journey and seek out your own truths, however elusive they may feel at the moment.


w/ Tim Krupar

FRIDAY, December 16th 2016
6:30-8 p.m.

supporting: The Pittsburgh Buddhist Center
by donation / pay what you wish

w/ Mary Anne Buvens

SUNDAY, December 18th 2016
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing

We'll be having just one candlelight evening class from 6:30-8 p.m. every week night through the end of the year... move inward and and find peace in these darkest days of the year with these special classes!

MONDAY, December 19th 2016 w/ Alana
6:30-8 p.m.

TUESDAY, December 20th 2016 w/ Tim
6:30-8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, December 21st 2016 w/ Lynn
6:30-8 p.m.

THURSDAY, December 22nd 2016 w/ Paul
6:30-8 p.m.

MONDAY, December 26th 2016 w/ Kristen
6:30-8 p.m.

TUESDAY, December 27th 2016 w/ Kristi
6:30-8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, December 28th 2016 w/ Jesse
6:30-8 p.m.

THURSDAY, December 29th 2016 w/ Holly
6:30-8 p.m.

regular class pricing

We'll be closed on Christmas Day, but Ashley O'Hara's teaching a special all levels class on Christmas Eve Morning!

SATURDAY, December 23rd 2016 w/ Ashley
9-10:30 a.m.

regular class pricing

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