It’s so wonderful to see all of the reasons why YOU love BYS Yoga hanging up on the studio’s walls. This week, Alicia shares her "why."
It was a New Year’s Resolution that brought me to BYS Yoga. A former athlete, I was injured, overweight, and in need of some mindful movement. After years of competitive sports, I didn’t want to be timed, measured, charted, or compared. Imagine my delight when the teachers at BYS encouraged me to do what I wanted to do on my yoga mat. Take downward facing dog or child’s pose, they suggested. Try something new, or don’t.
 
I resolved to be more active, but I experienced so much more through consistent yoga practice. Yoga transformed me, and BYS Yoga was the unknowing catalyst of that change. I followed teachers, attended workshops, completed trainings, travelled, taught, studied, reflected, met new people, and I stepped out of my comfort zone again and again – I did all of these things for the love of yoga.
 
All this month, we were asked to consider why we love BYS Yoga. So here it goes: I love the big, beautiful space. I love the way sunlight floods the third floor during a Saturday morning class, and I can’t get enough of the ceiling. I love how the students, teachers, and neighbors come together to celebrate and support the community. I love the teachers, and I cherish those who’ve come and gone. Most of all, I love being able to come into myself on my mat at BYS Yoga. 
 
I am reminded of a Cheryl Strayed quote. She says: “Transformation doesn’t ask that you stop being you. It demands that you find a way back to the authenticity and strength that’s already inside of you. You only have to bloom.”
 
BYS Yoga helped me to find my way back. For that, I’m grateful. 

With love,
Alicia
THIS WEEKEND
w/ Ashley O'Hara

FRIDAY, March 2nd 2018
6:30-8 p.m.

supporting: McKees Rocks Community Development Corporation

by donation / pay what you wish

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED
w/ Mary Anne Buvens

SUNDAY, March 4th 2018
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing
UPCOMING EVENTS
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/ Levana Melamed

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

In our everyday routine there are always situations to which we can choose to react or to respond... here is where mindfulness plays a big role! Being mindful of our thoughts, intentions, and actions can help us achieve a better understanding of ourselves and it can give us a different, perhaps better, perspective of life! When we become mindful of our actions and decisions we can be happier and we can serve others better! 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


$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
WINTER WEATHER REMINDER:
We are fortunate to be in a walkable neighborhood in which many of our students and instructors reside. While our intention is never to cancel classes, the winter weather does occasionally impact our schedule. If you are ever in doubt on whether class will be held, please visit our website and check social media for updates.
BYS Yoga | Historic South Side | Pittsburgh | 412-481-YOGA (9642) | www.bys-yoga.com