"I've always felt at home in classes at BYMC. I love how they hold space to feel and reflect. I appreciate the racial justice work and supporting BIPOC teachers and students." - BYMC Student
Our yoga and movement practices can be healing salves and portals for exploration. They are transformative agents that help us be with the complexity and richness of our current circumstances, histories, and possible futures. Let's move, breathe, grow and build together!
We welcome all of you: your laughter, tears, and desire for rest and connection. We resist perfectionism and the ways that Western yoga and wellness industries have caused harm by centering white, skinny, cis gendered and able-bodied people. We are students first and always and share what excites us in our own practices to help inspire yours. We are well-studied in anatomy and trauma-informed approaches and utilize props and creative explorations to deepen practice.
Tara Sonali Miller and Zeyah Rogé stepped into leadership at the Center in the Fall of 2021 with their passions for generative collaboration and critical engagement. They hope to curate a space that sustains and inspires folks to engage with themselves and others in more just, intentional, and generative ways.
The text on the studio wall is in Sanskrit and can be translated to, “A leaf, a flower. fruit. water—whatever is offered to me with a pure heart, I accept that devotional offering.” ~Bhagavad Gita v. 9:26
The Center was founded in 2007 and was named after the yoga tradition: Bhakti. This particular branch of yoga emphasizes devotion and service as a spiritual practice. Pictured here is founder, Lisa Mae (left) and current co-stewards, Zeyah (middle) and Tara (right) at the reopening after coming back from the pandemic lockdown in the fall of 2022.
Each teacher brings their unique perspective and approach - check out our bios and take our classes to learn more.
SLOW + STEADY
(Formerly Yoga 1)
Our foundations classes goes over the absolute basics of introductory practices. Enjoy a slower pace, learn details on how to transition between postures, and suggestions for how to use yoga props. Great for beginners, folks recovering from injury, and those who enjoy taking it slow. Other studios might call this class Hatha Yoga, Gentle Yoga, or Yoga 1
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