• BPY Hosts Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica February 2018

    THE BPY RETREAT in Atenas, Costa Rica Join us for an all-inclusive, rejuvenating, self-love retreat in the heart of Costa Rica’s lush tropical rainforest from February 8-13th, 2018 at The Retreat Costa Rica. What does it really mean to love, honor, and heal yourself? Balanced Planet Yoga is partnering with Celebrity Chef and two-time best selling wellness author Diana Stobo to create a holistic self-love retreat in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest featuring yoga, meditation, life coaching, and clean eating. THE EXPERIENCE: $996 + airfare A 5-night, 6-day total wellness retreat for your mind, body, and spirit. Price includes: Shared villa accommodation in a stunning boutique luxury eco-hotel* Restorative meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner…

  • BPY February Book Club

    Mark your calendars for February 27th at 4 pm to join Heather for our first book club!  Grab a copy of Stephen Cope’s The Wisdom of Yoga and get reading! We are excited to make this book our first book club offering!  For modern spiritual seekers and yoga students alike, here is an irreverent yet profound guide to the most sophisticated teachings of the yoga wisdom tradition– Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  These teachings are now brought to contemporary life by celebrated author, psychotherapist, and leading American yoga instructor, Stephen Cope in his book The Wisdom of Yoga.  Stephen is a  senior Kripalu yoga teacher, who is currently a Senior Scholar in Residence…

  • Aromatherapy Workshop Sept 27th 12 noon to 2 pm

    BPY is hosting an Aromatherapy Workshop on Sunday, September 27th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant oils, also called essential oils, to improve mental, spiritual, and physical wellbeing. Aromatherapy combined with yoga can be a powerful way to bring clarity, focus, energy, and stress-relief into our daily life. Aromatherapy, also known as Essential Oil therapy, can be defined as the art and science of using naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.  The goal of this practice is to bring together physical, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s natural healing process. The National…

  • Teach Me To Handstand by Kate Behrend

    If you have practiced with me, then you know that I have a passion for being upside down. Truth is, I’ve only been on this inverted journey for 2 years. Despite my years of gymnastics, dance and yoga, I could never stick a handstand. Day after day I would try and fail. Jump up and fall down. Kick higher and crash harder. I was so determined to get it right that I didn’t care how it looked or what it did to my body. Over time, I developed the perception that it just wasn’t something my body could do. Even though I kept trying, I was ultimately fighting a mental…

  • Beginner’s Yoga Workshop

    Balanced Planet Yoga is pleased to present a Beginner’s Yoga Series. –  Classes will be held on May 2nd, May 9th, and May 16th from 12 noon to 2 PM. In this three-part Beginner’s Yoga Series, we’ll explore the fundamentals of an Ashtanga-inspired vinyasa yoga practice with a focus on breath (pranayama) and postures (asana). This style of yoga places emphasis on linking the breath to movement into and out of postures with the intention of developing strength, flexibility, and balance within the practitioner. In general, this course is designed for those would like to learn in a friendly, relaxed environment regardless of physical strength or flexibility. Each class will…