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today's class schedule


8:00 - 9:15, Weekend Warrior, Jake
9:30 - 11:00, Kick Your ASSana, Sofi
4:00 - 5:15, Soul Yoga 1st Sat each month - $10, Sara





from our blog:

Sunday Sangha Circular



September 10, 2017
Fake News: "Hand's On Assists are Fixes"
When a teacher assists you in class its to help you, not to correct you.


At some point during our Yoga Journey we've all received an assist or an adjustment from a teacher. Sometimes that hands on assist is an "ahhhh" moment (like when you get a little added pressure on the low back in child's pose), sometimes its a "groany" moment (maybe when the front leg eased deeper  Warrior 2) - but often the internal dialog is "Should I be able to do that myself?" or "What was I doing wrong?" or "Why do they (meaning teachers) always come over to me in that pose?"

events & workshops

Restore with Carly
With September upon us, Autumn responsibilities tend to build, as Summer freedoms seem to disappear. Do you notice this transition in other areas of your life? Is it stressful? A struggle? Know that this is a very normal response when encountering changes of the seasons, as the cycles of Mother Nature often simultaneously impact changes in our daily lives. What if, through Yoga, you could improve your sense of grounding, calm, and relaxation? Carly invites you to join her on Tuesday, September 26th, from 6-8pm, for a Restorative Yoga Workshop designed for such self-care. By way of yogic philosophy and practices (including asana, and breathwork), Carly will support your exploration of supported rest. Accompanied by several props (blocks, bolsters, and blankets), and some soothing music and poetry, Carly will lead you through a rejuvenating sequence, that includes a longer-than-usual Savasana, conceived with the purpose of rest and release. Come exactly as you are. Come to be rather than do. Namaste.
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Strong Body, Steady Minds
Strong Body, Steady Mind: Harnessing the Courage for Change is a 4-week discussion and movement based series that focuses on helping participants use the ancient philosophical ideas of Patanjali,s Yoga Sutras and asana practice to guide them into social change, working to build equitable and inclusive communities. Each session will be divided into two, one-hour halves. One half will be a discussion of Patanjali's yamas (moral/ethical precepts such as practicing nonviolence and living your truth), an exploration of their significance in our lives, and their application to social action. The second half will be an asana practice, with meditation and breath practices included, which will strengthen the body and steady the mind, harnessing our courage and readying us for action. Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 6:00 -8:00 pm Price for the series: $100 Here's what past Strong Body, Steady Mind: Harnessing the Courage for Change participants are saying: This course gave me tools for staying centered as I continue to move in those directions. I find myself talking about it constantly, anytime the conversation turns to the distress and the stress of this era we are living through. Most are caught by my fire and by the ideas of such a class as a training ground for the warriors we need to be?without the rage or the shutting down... If I take the time to care for my body and myself there are tremendous benefits. In doing so I become stronger and mentally fit. For me that means I have the ability to think clearer, and react to the world around me with purpose and meaning.
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Soul Yoga
Soul Yoga, led by avid yoga practitioner and teacher, Sara Lomax-Reese, is a monthly, all-level yoga class designed to celebrate our community's diversity by explicitly inviting people of color to this life-sustaining practice of yoga. Sara is also co-founder of the Philadelphia People of Color Meditation Group that meets monthly at Springboard Studio. Soul Yoga will be offered the first Saturday of every month from 4:00-5:15pm at Blue Banyan in Mt Airy. The cost is $10. All are welcome.
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announcements


Schedule Additions for Fall
We are bringing back Thursday night Beginners class at 7pm on Sept 28th We are bringing back Friday lunch class on Friday Oct 6th. Fridays 12:15pm - $10


news

Yoga Lovers in Philadelphia Come Together to Find
Inner Peace at Blue Banyan Yoga

By Paul Rowe, Pennsylvania Homes

Ten years ago there weren't any consistent yoga centers in the Mt. Airy area. Although there were a handful of wonderful teachers living in the area, they all traveled away from home to teach. Recognizing this, founder and director Sophie Simpson rose to the occasion for her community and started Blue Banyan Yoga studio.