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Give the Gift of Yoga
BYS gift certificates now available
This holiday season, offer your loved ones a gift that keeps on giving: the path of yoga. BYS is now offering gift-certificates for five, ten or twenty class packages to attend classes at BYS. Also available are private one-on-one sessions with a BYS teacher of your choice! Gift certificates are a beautiful holiday gift, as well as a way for you to support our donation based operation For complete details, click here.
Holiday class closures
During the holiday season, BYS will be closed from Dec 24th - 26th, as well as Dec 31st - Jan 1st. We will be open all other days throughout the month of December with our regular class schedule. There will be some additional subbing during the holiday season as several of our teachers will be traveling. Check the schedule page each week to see the listing of all substitute teachers for that time period. Happy Holidays!
Kirtan! CD Now Available
Recorded live at BYS
Recorded live in 2012 at the Brooklyn Yoga School, "Kirtan!" is a new chant album featuring kirtan artists Ambika Cooper, Devadas, Jeremy Frindel, Lily Cushman, Nina Rao, and Shyama Chapin. This CD captures the beauty and power of a chant community that has been gathering each week in Brooklyn for many years. Each kirtan wallah brings a distinct sound and style to the mantras, while pulling from the traditional call-and-response melodies of India. For complete details and to purchase the CD, click HERE.
Yama Blog Series
Exploring the first limb of classical Yoga
The Yama Series is an ongoing series of articles on the BYS blog written by BYS Founder, Lily Cushman. The Yama Series explores the first step of Classical Yoga and it's relevance to practice and life. Each month, Lily will be posting in-depth articles on the five different Yamas, looking at both how they present in ancient texts, and how to work with them as practical tools for today. This first stage of yoga is often overlooked or misunderstood, however it can be a extremely helpful to understand the nature of our own suffering - not only the role we play in this suffering, but also a pathway to find freedom from it. Check out the series HERE.