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

est. 2006        
Open Lecture Series: What is OM?
Join us for our special Open Lecture series where we open select Yoga School lectures to the larger Blue Banyan community. These are a great opportunity to dive a little deeper into Yoga Practice and Philosophy (and perhaps get a glimpse of what Yoga School is all about). $20 for each lecture, or purchase a package of 4 for just $60. This particular lecture is an exploration of the concept and practice of OM.
Pranayama Workshop
Join Sophie and Jake for a special 2 hour Pranayama workshop. We will discuss the theories behind the practice of intentional breathwork and the role of Pranayama as Patanjali's second 'limb' of Yoga. You will also be lead thru the specific techniques and applications of 6 different pranayama exercises - with in depth instruction and individualized coaching.
Outdoor Mini Retreat
The change in seasons can have profound effects on our bodies and psyches. Tune into nature?s flow and rebalance your body and mind with this special yoga retreat. Join Sophie as she guides you through two hours of yoga, breath work, and mental quieting?all outdoors amid the beauty of the Schuylkill Center. Pre-registration required. Visit http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/blue-banyan-yoga-retreat/ for more information.
Yoga for Pregnancy
Practicing yoga during your pregnancy has many documented benefits including: improved sleep, reduced stress & anxiety, increased strength and flexibility, and a decrease in the common discomforts of pregnancy. Structured a differently then our weekly prenatal yoga classes, this monthly two hour workshop is a combination of prenatal yoga practice, community building, and discussion of specific topics related to practicing yoga during pregnancy. The more you practice the more you will reap the rewards of the prenatal yoga. This workshop series will also support prenatal students and empower them with the tools to safely modify a traditional vinyasa class for all stages of pregnancy.
Labor Day : Monday, September 1st
Join us for a special Mala practice 8-10am. All other classes will be canceled that day.
a school & studio
Blue Banyan is a studio and school steeped in the teachings and practice of Vinyasa Yoga.