Blog Archives


September, 2019
Friends and Family Week! Share the YOGA LOVE, Bring a Friend

July 1, 2019
The Path of Liberation is
All Around Us

April 24, 2019
Forest Yoga Bathing

April 4, 2019
Sweet Darkness

March 8, 2019
Overheard At The Water Cooler & Yoga Teacher Training Q&A: Do I have the time?

January 21, 2019
Furlough Community Fund

November 30, 2018
Expanding Community Through Karma Yoga
Infuse the Sprit of authentic giving into the upcoming Season of Light.

October 31, 2018
Schools Back in Session!
A peek into Yoga School...

September 26, 2018
Packed Classes Bring BIG Gifts Next time your are mat to mat - hang in and see what might happen..

July 25, 2018
The Invocations of the Train Are A Mixologist.... Chugga OM, Chugga OM Slurp...

June 5, 2018
A Bug, A Dog, A Girl and an Insight...? A True Story....

May 5, 2018
Look at ME!! Did you see?

March 4, 2018
Spring!!! In Like A Lion!

February 8, 2018
Warm up from the inside out and the outside in!

January 7, 2018
2018 is going to be a banner year, full of beautiful, profound, insightful and fun offerings.

December 28, 2017
2018 is Around the Corner - What Are You Intending...Set yourself up for success on and off the mat in the New Year.

October 24, 2017
Step back and feel the magic You are keeping our Banyan Tree alive

September 10, 2017
Fake News: "Hand's On Assists are Fixes"


August 20, 2017
Enhancing life exponentially with every yogic action


July 10, 2017
Hot Town Summer In the City

May 30, 2017
Karma Yoga, One of 8 Paths...

April 19, 2017
Confident Vulnerability

March 22, 2017
Spring is Finally Here!

March 5, 2017
The Gift of Never Arriving

February 13, 2017
A Picture's Worth 1000 Words

January 29, 2017
Breath: A Gift of Life, A Tool for Coping

December 4, 2016
Fortitude on the Mat. Take Action off the Mat.

January 21, 2019
The SundSay Sangha Circular
Furlough Community Fund
Please come in and care for yourselves

Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning "to yoke" or "to unite".  This is demonstrated in the name 'Hatha' the Grandmother of all Yoga Forms;  Ha- Sun Tha- Moon.  The thought being that balance is found by bringing together seemingly opposing energies.  The Sun manifests through heat and activity, the Moon through cold and reflection. 

At the moment, in this country and through out the world, we are witnessing growing divides (rather than unification) of opposing forces.  This is creating imbalance, disenfranchisement, dis-ease and suffering, 

The great ripple effects of this ever growing divide is being felt right here in Mt Airy.  Many of those  on the front lines of the government shut down live in our community and practice at Blue Banyan.

It has been brought to my attention just how many BB practitioners work for the EPA, FDA, Department of Defense, District Attorneys  Office and so on....  I recognize that those practitioners need yoga now more than ever.  The stress of not receiving a paycheck, of leaving unattended work and being unable to access accumulating work is substantial & requires acts of self care to bring balance and restoration to mind, body and Spirit....not to mention many of us are inspired by New Years to recommit to Whole Health and Wellness (which takes disposable income).

It is to this end that a generous practitioner at Blue Banyan has established a Furlough Community Fund  (FCF).   

If you or someone you know is Furloughed at the moment please come to the studio and practice; simply sign in with your name and write  'FCF" next to it.  We will sign you in and a class will be deducted from the FCF account. 
As you all know, we have classes for every level from beginners to seasoned practitioners; there is surely a weekly class for both you and a colleague.  This account is being established in hopes that we can  find small ways to take care for  each other during these disjoined and divided times. 

If you are a practitioner at Blue Banyan and you would like to contribute to this fund you can
1) Leave a check at the studio with "FCF' on the note line
2) Purchase a class card under the client name "Furlough Fund" with any teacher at the studio
3) Contact me directly.

If there are remaining funds once the government reopens we will either maintain a "rainy day fund" or we will contribute it to an already existing small scholarship fund for teacher trainees in our Yoga School.

Sending out prayers  of Unification and Balance both to our sweet, small community and to the greatness beyond
- sophie