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 7, 2018
The Sunday Sangha Circular
2018 is going to be a banner year, full of beautiful, profound, insightful and fun offerings..

Blue Banyan's 2018 offerings will explore the Bones of Yoga & how they hold us up from the inside out. 
Blue Banyan sends you ALL a big, beautiful , resonant 2018  Yogic OM!! If 2018 is going to YOUR year for Yoga, then Blue Banyan is the studio for you!  12 years of celebrating yoga has brought us to 2018 -which is going to be a banner year,  full of beautiful, profound, insightful and fun offerings.. to hear more keep reading and keep checking in with our our website...

The sanskrit word 'Yoga' translates as the act of' yoking' or 'finding union'. It can be loosely interpreted as 'bringing into balance'. We see this truth when we understand the pranayama practice of Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breathing) & when we  translate  'Hatha' Yoga (the Grandmother of all forms of Yoga practiced today)  "HA" = Sun "THA"= Moon. 
Hatha Yoga is intended to balance our Sun & Moon energies or our masculine and feminine bodies, our active and passive nervous systems, our internal heating & cooling systems ... all tied to Sun and Moon energy. 

Everytime we come to the mat we are actively partaking in the Yoking or Uniting of Breath & Movement, Mind & Body, Gross & Subtle energy bodies. It's this balancing effort that imbibes us with the 'Yoga Magic' we  feel when we leave our mats. 

If you have felt this 'yoga magic' you should know that there is even more untapped Magic in all of us.  Blue Banyan is committed to helping you experience that Magic through a series of offerings.  These offerings will explore the bones of Yoga & how they hold us up from the inside out.  Here's a sneak peek of what we've got coming up...

Soul Yoga $10 - The 1st saturday of every month.  This class extends an intentional invitation to practitioners of color. ALL WELCOME

Sciatica Workshop Jan 16th $25-
We will practice floor and standing poses to help prevent and ease lower back pain & Sciatica pain. No previous experience nec. 

Beginners Series -6 weeks Sun, January 21 $75- This 6-week series is designed to teach to the needs of the brand-new-beginner! 

Strong Body, Steady Mind: Harnessing the Courage for Change- 4 week series ,Tues February 6 $100
 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. 

Spa Day on Walnut Lane- Sat, February 10 $180
Take some time for self care this holiday season. Sophie, Jacqui & Kristen are combining their expertise to offer 90 minutes of deep personal care.
Sign Up Here

Restorative Yoga-Fri, March 2 $25
Carly will offer a 2-hour space of gentle postures, supported by blocks, bolsters, and blankets, to guide you into a state of "being" over "doing." 

21 Day Detox -March 5 $75
An elimination diet is to rid the body of toxins that have built up over time by eating foods that are inflammatory to the system. We will have an info session on Sunday February 25th at 11:00am in our Sprague st location, 7153 Sprague St 

Blue Banyan Yoga Advanced Teacher Training The Ayurveda Yoga Teaching Model: Nine Planet Yoga Sequence. Lead By Sarah Tomlinson & Sophie Simpson April 27th $450 This three day, 21 hour module, we will expose you to an Ancient Ayurvedic Healing Sequence. Over the course of the weekend we will explore & study how this ancient approach to Hatha Yoga is a remedy for physical, mental-emotional, and spiritual well-being & healing. $500 - 50 hours of credit towards 500hr Yoga Alliance Certificate. This includes assignments and study outside of the studio $450 - 21 hour Ayurvedic Yoga Certificate.

200 Hour Foundational Teacher Training Course Sept '18 - May '19. Early bird special: Receive 10% off tuition and an Unlimited Yoga Summer Pass in order to gear up for our program. Application process complete and tuition responsibilities met by March 31st  Apply here