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Yoga Sutra I.8

Misconception occurs when knowledge of something is not based upon its true form  (Satchidananda translation)

I received a voicemail recently from a dear friend, whom I don't see nearly enough, apologizing for her rudeness to me in our last few interactions.  I was completely taken aback by this news.... I had NO recollection of such incidents.  That's not to dismiss how she had been feeling... because I'm afraid it brought her much distress as she recalled her version of the situations again and again until she finally reached out to me months later.

When I finally connected to her, after an terribly long game of phone tag, I relayed my lack of any recollection of such situations.  I hope that eased her mind and heart a bit. I was so sorry that she had held on to those negative feelings for so long, but thankful that she had the courage to share her experience.

This was a pretty clear example to me of Sutra I.8 and how misconceptions of things can bring us pain and discomfort.  Whether it's our perception of an interaction or an object, or even the intent of an e-mail or text, our daily life is filled with opportunities for this to occur!  But, the good news is that there are just as many opportunities to practice seeing and knowing things in their true form.

One of the widely used examples of this Sutra, which I have discovered in multiple texts, is seeing a coiled rope in the twilight and mistaking it for a snake.  The snake never exists, but the fear and terror certainly do in our minds and bodies.  Let's all do our best to  remove the myriad veils of misconception and help our loved ones to do the same starting with clear and loving communications!


w/ Tyler Phan

April 14th 2016
May 5th 2016

2-5 p.m.

These sessions are open to the public and in an open space/community setting.  No appointments required.

by donation

w/ Nicole Zellie Lann
FRIDAY, April 15th 2016
6:30-8 p.m.
supporting: American Cancer Society 
(in honor/memory of Nicole's mom, Jill Zellie)

by donation / pay what you wish

w/ Alicia Fronczek
SUNDAY, April 17th 2016
5:30-7 p.m.

regular class pricing

w/ Kristi Rogers & Ashley O'Hara 

SUNDAY, April 24th 2016
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

BYS Yoga instructors, Kristi Rogers & Ashley O'Hara have been invited to participate in this unique pop-up event being held at Stage AE!  Kristi & Ashley will be leading an all levels "ALIGN & SHINE" outdoor yoga class at 10 a.m.  A ticket purchased at BYS Yoga guarantees you a spot in that class, but plan to arrive early/stay throughout the day and drop in at a variety of classes and consultations!

$25 per person
(buy your ticket with BYS Yoga & eliminate the service fees!)

w/ Hayley Beth Worthman 

SATURDAY, April 30th 2016
1-3 p.m.

$20 in advance
$25 at the door

SATURDAY, April 30th 2016
5-7:30 p.m.

$25 in advance
$30 at the door

We are thrilled to be teaming up with the South Side Market House Senior Center to bring an additional weekly BYS Yoga class into our community:
4:30-5:30 p.m.
South Side Market House Senior Center
w/ Kristi Rogers/Paul Richards/Holly Koenig
This class is open to everyone, but primarily focuses on offering a Level 1 class to active seniors.  The South Side Market House Senior Center is located around the corner from our studio in Bedford Square (12th Street). This class is located on the first floor (which means you don't always have to climb two flights of stairs for an awesome yoga class!). 

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