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Light & Love
Community & Connection
Light & Love
Community & Connection
Light & Love
Community & Connection
Light & Love
Community & Connection

In-Person & Live Stream Classes

*Walk-ins welcome
*Drop in rate: $20
* For live stream, sign up now & we send the Zoom link
Open to all levels of practice

Events & Workshops


Yin Yoga:

 6:30 pm, $30:
October 20th
November 17th
December 15th




 6:30 pm, $30:
October 13th
November 10th
December 8th

Studio News

Yin Yoga w/ Jenny B, Friday 12/15/23, 6:30-7:45pm

Light Up : A Solstice Practice w/ Sophie S, Friday 12/22/23, 5:30-7:00 pm

New Years Eve Mala w/ Jake M, Sunday 12/31/23 , 12:00-2:00 pm

Auspicious Beginnings w/ Jake M, Sunday 01/21/24, 4:00-6:00 pm


Now enrolling for Yoga Immersion 2024:

Dive deep into yogic philosophy, discussion and practice of asana families,  practice of pranayama, exploration of nadis and chakras and much more!



A Mountain Retreat

Special Event: Accessing Vitality
-with Sophie Simpson
(and chanting with Jake!)

–River Mountain Modern Resort, Everett , PA

April 13 – 16, 2023
A weekend of vitality, wellness, and ‘wholing’ through
exploration ofasana, pranic study, and ‘noticing’ in nature.
“Blue Banyan is Mt. Airy’s hidden gem. The best place to practice yoga”. -AB

How We Started

In 2006, as I was teaching Yoga in various studios around the city, and caring for my nursing newborn and 3-year-old. I envisioned bringing a Yoga studio closer to home. I imagined a space that would offer a Yoga center for the wonderful residents and teachers in  Mt. Airy and enable them to work and practice closer to their homes. 

When a former brick foundry 2 minutes from my house was being renovated I could not ignore the nagging feeling that this could be our Yoga home. 

In April of that year, I met with the landlord (who has turned out to be one of the most wonderful humans I’ve ever known!). The single finished space was on the third floor.  It was simple;  a long, narrow rectangular room with windows on either end and a cozy hallway outside.

The building itself was on a one-way street, under a bridge that early GPS programs did not recognize.  I immediately saw that many of the conceived negatives were positives which excited me.  This ‘off-the-beaten-track’ location offered plenty of parking,  privacy, and a sanctuary-like environment; a room with little to no distractions. 

When my husband, Chris, walked into the room and said with utter confidence and conviction ‘You can do this, and it’s going to be great.’ He believed, like me, that this space could offer a place for community, foster inclusion, and be a Spiritual refuge to all who were seeking it.  A  studio where practitioners could experience well-taught, safe classes, that incorporated Patanjali’s  Eight Limbs of Yoga. We are still here almost two decades later…

Of course, all the confidence and conviction in the world won’t keep a business running. We are here, so many years later, because of our dedicated community of Yogis and Yoginis, who show up day after day on and off their mats to keep us going…

With love, light and gratitude Sophie

Why folks Love Blue Banyan