a vinyasa yoga studio
and school in the heart
of Mt Airy Philadelphia

est. 2006        
Unwind from the Grind: a Yin & Reiki Workshop
Tight? Cranky? Sluggish? Stressed? Join Meghan for a good stretch and an energy tune up. Look forward to ending each month with a mix of Indian, Chinese, and Japanese medicine. Experience receiving light Reiki while sinking into yin yoga poses. Yin yoga, on a physical level, targets the rarely exercised connective tissues (ligaments, fascia, tendons) through a series of sustained seated and supine postures designed to deeply stretch this delicate web, especially in the spine, hips and shoulders, releasing deep layers of tension and tightness. On a subtle level, yin yoga aids in freeing vital energy held hostage by stress. Meridian Theory suggests that meridians, or nadis, the energy pathways through which this vital energy, known as chi, or prana flows are contained with these connective tissues. Reiki, a healing modality from Japan in which hands are lightly laid on particular parts of the body, works to guide the freed energy to places in the body that need healing. Reiki, like yoga, has also been proven to be affective on all levels of being, physical, emotional, mental, etc and is being used in hospitals more and more.
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Beginner\'s Series
A six week series designed with the needs of brand new beginner's in mind. This course will prepare you to safely enter any all levels class - confidently knowing your way around the mat! Series runs on Sunday evenings : 5/31-7/5
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Partner Yoga Workshop
Join Sophie & Jake for an evening of partner yoga at our new space in Germantown. Open to all levels, some experience helpful. Feel free to bring a friend, feel free not to! $20 per person. Our Gtown space is located at 143 W. Walnut Lane
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Memorial Day Weekend
All weekend classes as scheduled. On Monday, May 25th there will be only one class with Sophie (8:30-10am). All evening classes are canceled.
We are in Germantown now too!!!
We are proud to announce the opening of a second Blue Banyan space - dedicated to our Yoga School and the deeper study of the practices of Yoga. Located on Walnut Lane in Germantown. Look for opportunities to visit and study with us in our sweet new home!
a school & studio
Blue Banyan is a studio and school steeped in the teachings and practice of Vinyasa Yoga.