Another BYS Yoga team member/instructor sharing inSIGHT in our weekly e-newsletter posts - this week's introduction is from Alicia Broudy-Clawson:
“We must create a marriage between the awareness of the body and that of the mind. When two parties do not cooperate, there is unhappiness on both sides.”

~ B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life

I went to the optometrist for the first time just last week. My day job requires hours of screen time, and I sit through a lot of meetings. I’d become aware of my need to squint at the projection screen. And though it took me a while, I’d made the connection between an hour-long presentation and the headache I’d get above my left temple later that day.
 
It turns out I’m nearsighted, and my left eye is weaker than my right. As I sat in the dark room, eyes watering from the drops, I had that aha! moment. My body was telling me exactly what was going on.
 
Our bodies often let us know what we need and when we need it, and we better listen up.  There's something transformative in recognizing when you need to attend to your own wellbeing before anything else. 
 
It’s especially important at this time of the year. Things move quickly during the holidays, and we want to be everything to everyone. But it's at this time of the year when, what we really need, is a moment to slow down, tune in, and take care. 

When you’re on your mat this week – and when you’re not – act on what your body needs. Be receptive to the signs and signals, and allow yourself these moments of self-care. 

For me, that will be toting around a pair of new glasses. 

Be well, 
Alicia
Check out our DECEMBER SCHEDULE! We're moving through these darkest days of the year with both regular classes and special events - including a WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION this Sunday and our annual end of the year CANDLELIGHT YOGA CLASSES starting next week!
THIS WEEKEND
w/ Nicole Zellie Lann

FRIDAY, December 15th 2017
6:30-8 p.m.


by donation / pay what you wish

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED
w/ Ashley O'Hara & friends

SUNDAY, December 17th 2017
5:30-7 p.m.

It’s time to welcome winter and the coming of the light! The evening will begin with an All Levels Candlelight Yoga Class and close with Kirtan (chants from the Bhakti tradition) with Ashley, Ameya and & André! 

regular class pricing
MONDAY, December 18th 2017
  • w/ Kristen Kolenda
TUESDAY, December 19th 2017
  • w/ Amy Burk
WEDNESDAY, December 20th 2017
  • w/ Lynn Rescigno
THURSDAY, December 21st 2017
  • w/ Paul Richards

TUESDAY, December 26th 2017
  • w/ RaeLynn Gigler
WEDNESDAY, December 27th 2017
  • w/ Jesse Bueno
THURSDAY, December 28th 2017
  • w/ Holly Koenig

6:30-8 p.m.
(only one evening class each day)

regular class pricing
UPCOMING
FRIDAY, December 22nd 2017
w/ Kristi Rogers
supporting:

FRIDAY, December 29th 2017
w/ Ashley O'Hara
supporting:

6:30-8 p.m.

by donation / pay what you wish

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED
FRIDAY, January 5th 2018
6:30-8 p.m.
Free Community Yoga Class
8-10 p.m.
Open House w/ Refreshments

Join us for a fun and thoughtful celebration of the beautiful practice of yoga with the BYS Yoga Community and a chance to welcome the New Year with awareness and intention! BYS Yoga instructors will team teach a special complimentary all levels yoga class to say " thank you" to existing students and " welcome" to new students and then we'll end the evening with a party!

PLEASE SIGN UP IN ADVANCE TO SAVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE COMMUNITY CLASS
BYS Yoga | Historic South Side | Pittsburgh | 412-481-YOGA (9642) | www.bys-yoga.com