When we decided on the Gifts of Yoga theme for this month’s newsletter, I thought jeez, where do I begin? Yoga has changed my life, and I am so grateful for the many gifts of my practice: patience, tranquility, kindness, and physical and mental wellness. It may sound trite, but yoga is a gift that keeps giving in so many ways, and I want to highlight two people who’ve made this possible in our community: Kristi Rogers and Jody Schurman.
 
After months of planning and working to ensure a smooth transition, Kristi and Jody passed the studio on to a group of teachers this past April. Their generosity and kindness is humbling, and we are forever grateful. They have been the most gracious and patient teachers. Their gift allows our teachers to keep teaching and sharing knowledge with students. Their gift allows our students to embrace yoga practice and take it off of the mat and pass it on to others.
 
One of my responsibilities at BYSYC is sending out the letters and checks to the organizations and charities from our Friday night benefit classes, a legacy of Kristi and Jody’s. Our student’s financial contributions enabled the BYSYC community to donate to over 17 local organizations, with a few more to go this year! We have done everything from growing trees and food, to dressing women for success, and supporting the victims of Tree of Life. The dedication of our teachers and students to make the world around them a kinder place is the best gift yoga can give.
 
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our community and making the world around them better!
 
Wishing you all peace and love in 2019,
RaeLynn
THIS WEEKEND
w/ Ashley O'Hara and Handerson Gomes

FRIDAY, December 28th 2018
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Supporting: POWER

by donation // pay what you wish
w/ Lynn Rescigno

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

regular class pricing
w/ Alana DeLoge

MONDAY, December 31st 2018
9:30-11 a.m.

regular class pricing

*** All other classes are cancelled on New Years Eve and New Years Day***
UPCOMING EVENTS
FRIDAY, January 4th 2019

Free Community Yoga Class, 6:30-8 p.m.
Open House w/ Refreshments, 8-10 p.m.

Join us for a fun and thoughtful celebration of the beautiful practice of yoga with the BYSYC Community! Together, we will welcome the New Year with awareness and intention. BYSYC instructors will team teach a complimentary yoga class to say "thank you" to existing students and "welcome" to new students. We'll end the evening with a party!

pre-registration required
w/ Kristen Kolenda

SATURDAY, January 5th 2019
5-6:30 p.m.

Unwind after the holidays with Restorative Yoga and Hot Stones. Enjoy the soothing warmth of hot stones placed on your body while you relax into supported restorative yoga postures.

Cost: $30

***Class size limited to 8 people***
w/ Stefanie Zito

SUNDAY, January 6th 2019
2-4:30 p.m.

Greet the New Year with strength! Explore classical asana shapes in a new and dynamic way. Adding resistance bands to your yoga practice is a perfect way to strengthen your entire range of motion. Students will receive resistance bands to take home as part of the workshop.

Cost: $50 (includes bands to take home)
w/ Brooke Smokelin

SATURDAY, January 12th 2019
2-4:30 p.m.

Come to the Root Chakra Activation LEVEL 1 and gain the yoga "tools" – postures, breathing techniques, sounds, visualizations, meditations, affirmations – to nourish and strengthen All-You-Are.

Dates for other 2019 Chakra Activation Workshops at BYSYC:

Root Chakra Saturday, 1/12 from 2-4:30 p.m.
Sacral Chakra: Saturday, 2/2 from 2-4:30 p.m.
Navel Chakra: Sunday, 3/3 from 2-4:30 p.m.
Heart Chakra: Sunday, 4/7 from 2-4:30 p.m.
Throat Chakra: Sunday, 5/5 from 2-4:30 p.m.
Third Eye Chakra: Sunday, 6/2 from 2-4:30 p.m.
Crown Chakra: Sunday, 7/28 from 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 (Sign up for all seven workshops for $315)