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    Have you heard about Earthing?

    Did you know that the earth emits a natural energy that promotes vibrant health amongst us humans when direct skin-to-soil contact {Earthing} is made? Yup, and there is extensive research on it too.  Because of our modern way of living, we don’t get this direct raw earthly connection like we used to.  We wear shoes (or at least most of us do) and we don’t sleep on the ground for the most part.  Scientists are now figuring out that this person-to-planet disconnect is directly correlated to a handful of common health issues, including insomnia, fatigue, depression, chronic pain, and problematic blood pressure.  [Check out this YouTube video on Earthing] We…

  • BPY’s 5 Minute Meditation Challenge

    What if we spent our days in isolation from one another finding a way to connect more? We’ve heard a lot of reasons why people avoid a meditation practice. One of them being the lack of time. Well, one of the bright sides of this quarantine for a lot of us is – a whole heck of a lot of time we never have been able to tap into before. And if you are finding yourself saying you are even busier than before, right now is probably a very good time for you to find a way to take a timeout and get out of fight or flight mode. Listen,…

  • A Message from Kate & Cheryl – A Virtual Studio

    Dear BPY Family, We are living through difficult times. It is hard to believe that we have shut down operations in Marlton to help stop the spread of a virus, COVID-19 and launching a virtual studio. I am sure that all of you are experiencing regular moments of disbelief as well. We are feeling a bit surreal, like we are playing parts in a movie. In the midst of all this, we realize how important it is to stay grounded. How important it is to keep up with our internal housekeeping – to mind our thoughts. We are in it deep too. Living is what we are here to do,…

  • BPY Announces Spring/Summer Yoga Teacher Training

    Balanced Planet Yoga will host a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in the Spring/Summer of 2018. We are so excited to announce our 3rd round of Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)!!  The process of yoga teacher training is a life-changing experience for everyone involved.  We cry, we laugh, we grow and we learn in community.  Yoga teacher training is not just about becoming a teacher – you will explore new ways to think, cope, and relate to the human experience. Our training is full of AMAZING guest teachers and experiences! Pranayama & Meditation – Heather Bahniuk Martin Chakras & Energetic Healing – Kelly Elizabeth Nutrition – Chrissy Oakley Frascella Anatomy –…

  • Things You See in a Yoga Studio – The Hamsa Symbol

    Depending on who you ask, the Hamsa may mean different things.  For Hindus and Buddhists, it symbolizes the interplay of the chakras, the energy flow in the body, the five senses, and the mudras that effect them. Balanced Planet Yoga is continuing its blog series – Things You See in a Yoga Studio.  Let’s take a look at the Hamsa symbol. It is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the hand of God. In all faiths it is a sign that symbolizes protection and is meant to bring its owner happiness, luck, good health, and good fortune.  Its earliest roots trace back to ancient Mesopotamia now known as Iraq.  This…

  • Things You See in a Yoga Studio – The Mandala

    The Mandala and Yoga   In Sanskrit, mandala translates into “essence” or “containing”, but can also be translated to mean “circle-circumference” or “completion”.  Recently, mandalas have become popularized in the in coloring books as a form of stress-relief and meditation. These symbols are rooted in deep ancient traditions in both spiritual and ritual practices.  Mandalas appear in the Rig Veda but are also used in Hindu religions, particularly Buddhism.  It is said by Tibetan Buddhists that a mandala consists of five “excellencies”: The teacher • The message • The audience • The site • The time. A mandala is designed to offer a visual balance of elements that symbolize harmony…

  • Important Update – BPY Opens April 13th

    “Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent of out of shape.” – Anonymous Bummer Alert: This just in – our radiant floor is not. So, yogis, we have to make an adjustment. Opening day is being pushed back a week until April 13, 2015 6 am. We truly appreciate your patience and support. The space is going to be amazing, and the added week is going to make a big difference in delivering the studio to you exactly the way we have envisioned.   We do have some good news – we are going to turn April the 13th into lucky 13 for all of you and…