news from the blue, our monthly enewsletter, features inspiring and interesting articles that focus on the practice of yoga, teacher profiles, featured classes, workshops and events, and more!  We invite you to browse through our archived issues.

october 2018

a message from Jill
giving back
gift of silence: weekend of silent reflection
new fall series
teacher spotlight: Rayneen
advanced training
workshops & events

september 2018

a message from Jill
back to school pass
what we’re reading
new fall class offerings
advanced training
workshops & events
special classes

august 2018

a message from Jill
new website
teacher spotlight: Kristen Rae
advanced training
workshops & events
special classe

july 2018

a message from Jill
iceland retreat + adventure
teacher spotlight: Jen Fisher
advanced training
workshops & events
special classe

june 2018

a message from Jill
meet andrea rice
asheville yoga festival
advanced training
workshops & events
special classe

may 2018

a message from Jill
new pricing and monthly plan option
the yoga of parking
advanced training
workshops & events
special classe

april 2018

a message from Jill
sacred feminine retreat
yoga immersion & teacher training
advanced training
workshops & events
special classe

march 2018

a message from Jill
spring into self care
yogafest nc returns
advanced training
workshops & events
special classes

february 2018

a message from jill
blueversary 11
new series, new trainings
advanced training
workshops & events
special classes

january 2018

a message from jill
blueversary 11
40 days of yoga returns
new series, new classes
advanced training
workshops & events
special classes

december 2017

a message from jill
blueversary 11
40 days of yoga returns
summer retreat to baja
advanced training
workshops & events
special classes

november 2017

a message from jill
free yoga for vets
support dynamic water
tis the season
monday practices
advanced training
workshops & events
special classes

october 2017

a message from jill
yoga foundations
mudra, mantra, and more
day of the dead 5 k
advanced training
workshops & events
special classes

september 2017

a message from jill
labor day sale
studio mat rentals
early bird schedule
advanced training
workshops & events
special classes

august 2017

a message from jill
get to know stacy
new lunchtime classes
open studio & tai chi
advanced training
workshops & events
special classes

july 2017

a message from jill
welcome jennifer
yoga for the young ones
advanced training
special classes

june 2017

a message from jill
simple summer sale pass
meet kristen rae
yoga in the highlands
advanced training
workshops & events
special classes

may 2017

what feeds you?
get to know anna
how will yoga transform your life?
advanced training
workshops & events
special classes

april 2017

what are you avoiding?
welcome anna and stacy
yoga immersion & teacher training yoga for anxiety relief
local yoga festivals
advanced training
special classes

march 2017

space with nothing in it
welcome, rayneen
spotlight on keegan
yogafest 2017 is coming!

february 2017

tic toc
the blue turns 10
freshen up your practice

january 2017

a new year’s blessing
BVX is coming!
spotlight on katie
welcome, keegan white

december 2016

letting go
festivus mircale pass sale
spring detox retreat
new teachers
blueversary 10 partner

november 2016

vata season – keep calm and swaddle
retreats near and far — emerald isle & peru!
spotllight on bret
free yoga for voters, vets and active duty military

october 2016

honoring who you are
spotlight on nancy
pranayama & meditation workshop weekend

september 2016

put your inner critic in the corner
never-ending new-to-the-blue special
spotlight on mary
yoga for anxiety relief – the next level

august 2016

necessary next steps
awesome august workshops
spotlight on hayley
rooftop yoga at skyhouse

july 2016

being happy where you are
the blue hosts seane corn
unlimited yoga summer sale
welcome, emily!
yoga vibe tribe coming august 6
july 4 freedom flow benefits PCANC

june 2016

the beauty of impermanence
spotlight on kristina
meet bret!
yoga fundraiser for deborah ross
freedom flow with carrington

may 2016

do your practice. all is coming.
farewell, sweet sona!
forward bends and seated poses – always more to learn!
spotlight on jen bluestone

april 2016

it is what it is
prana: the power of becoming
trainings, workshops & special classes!

march 2016

cultivating faith and devotion
easing anxiety with yoga
price changes, april 1
teacher training & immersion info session

february 2016

gratitude for 9 years of community
BV9 – free weekend of classes!
first-ever YTT 3-week immersion program
teacher training info session, march 20
drop a note in our happiness jar

january 2016

what’s next? on your journey to truly thriving
new teachers & new classes
class pass special
BV9 is coming!

december 2015

thanksgiving continuum practice
festivus miracle pass returns!
stay OM for the holidays

november 2015

practicing loving-kindness
the love of learning and teaching yoga
helping our friends at CASA
heal. forgive. with warren grossman

october 2015

integrity and a yamas refresher
meet our new studio manager
pre-holiday 10-class pass special
join jill for community — satsang weekend

september 2015

fall is vata time
back-to-school special for new students
yoga for anxiety relief workshop series
energetic living through pranayama & mantra

august 2015

expectations are premeditated resentments
meet brian johnson, learn about bhakti yoga
yoga foundations on tuesday evenings!

july 2015

life-affirming choices
meet two new teachers – ashley & kristina
july 4 freedom flow benefits food bank

june 2015

what sets your heart right?
summer sale!
a reflection on “a practice”
blue community is the best

may 2015

observe, witness, watch
spotlight on michele
return to the roots of your practice
congratulations, teacher training grads!
running late? just give us a call.

april 2015

time out
spotlight on kristin
new bhakti class and more
bali awaits!
spring special: 3 months for $333

march 2015

aiming for balance
spotlight on nicole folk
kids yoga & art summer series
new class & teacher: prana flow with jen bluestone
register for yogafest nc 2015 – coming april 11

february 2015

listen to your soul
come home to the blue for BV8
anniversary sale – 3 days only!
teacher training and immersion info session
YogaFest NC 2015 – April 11

january 2015

welcome a new year
bali retreat in june
home is where your mat is: blueversary 8!
new classes – heated flow, restorative, and yin
awake your soul

december 2014

hardening from the uncomfortable
meet teacher sona desai
festivus miracle pass sale, dec 1-15
yoga holiday party
blueversary 8 donations
voted best yoga in the triangle by Endurance
updating newsletter preferences

november 2014

unplug to connect
meet teacher amanda may
gratitude pass special
thank you, 40 Day yogis!
blueversary 8: welcome CASA

october 2014

ahimsa for yourself
autumn retreat to nc mountains
global mala gratitude
fall workshops: ayurveda-inspired asana and backbending from the heart for the heart

september 2014

change your mind.
meet teacher jordyn “jo” matthews
40 days of yoga – registration deadline
global mala
new fall classes

august 2014

operating in the present, committing to change
40 days of yoga – starts in september
spotlight on christy rutan
freedom flow for CORRAL gratitude
more youtube videos!

july 2014

deadline, timelines, and processes
farewell to margot
spotlight on julie realon
understanding sthira and sukha
40 days of yoga
flip your chip for assists

june 2014

aligning with who you were meant to be
spotlight on kathleen yount
stop summer hunger food drive
studio notes
YTT graduates!

may 2014

when yoga works
summer specials
yogafest raleigh
meet teacher kathy sell smith

april 2014

the breath – our one, true constant
meet teacher mary scudella
studio notes
what is sadhana?

march 2014

waiting is the hardest part
blueversary is a wrap!
meet teacher kristin monk
spring cleaning practices
yogafest nc 2014

february 2014

we’re on YouTube!
welcome teacher kathy sell smith
blueversary 7 ~ celebrate with us!

january 2014

create your year
spotlight on sandy
new year, new classes, new intentions
kids yoga + changing the world one life at a time

december 2013

every second counts
holiday shopping at the blue
the power of silence – reflection workshop
lost & found liquidates monthly

november 2013

put the phone down
meet teacher kate whitney
unlimited pass – on sale!
bluversary 7 announced
retreat to nicaragua in january

october 2013

do the practice. all is coming.
give yourself the weekend off ~ retreat to the mountains!
spotlight on margot
blue raises the roof for global mala

september 2013

step outside the Kingdom of Comfort
michele shipley comes back to the blue
global mala benefits liveglobally
special program, special schedule
hashtag us at #bluelotusnc

august 2013

deciding for your highest and best interest
spotlight on leilani
holistic yoga flow
turn up the juice in your practice

july 2013

get out of your groove
spotlight on jen
therapeutic yoga training this september
freedom flow 2013
just getting started? check out these classes!

june 2013

seeing with new eyes
congratulations, tribe 5!
spotlight on suzanne
summerasana special
counting potatoes at the food bank and loving it!

may 2013

in the habit of busy?
spotlight on jill f.
teachers: learn and share yin yoga & meditation
karma yoga at food bank

april 2013

svadhyaya when you least expect it (or want it)
spotlight on carrington
meditate to get to know you
pangu shengong weekend with master ou
yoga in action workshop

march 2013

when the universe sets the pace
yoga for anxiety relief
immerse yourself in yoga
spotlight on yvonne

february 2013

a heart full of gratitude
blueversary 6 this weekend!
meet teacher angela hawkins
meditate on compassion

january 2013

creating the life you want
power yoga
meet teacher christy rutan
connected by compassion, coming feb 1-3

december 2012

living in the flow
prop it up!
meet teacher elizabeth upchurch
5 ways to give
diggin’ where we live

november 2012

duty vs. desire
meet teacher jennifer campbell-overbeeke
volunteer a day at raleigh city farm
new monday morning class

october 2012

how do you define who you are?
new teachers, new classes
giving back — seva in our community
retreat highlights

september 2012

the beauty of balance
global mala
embrace your journey

august 2012

let your sun shine
seva ~ the yoga of service
samskaras ~ get out of the rut (learn from the sutras)

july 2012

when it’s hot, go inside
independence day sale
yoga explorations
immersion and teacher training registrations
go away to come home – fall & winter retreats

june 2012

watching your thoughts
the nidra secret
practicing pranayama

may 2012

concentration on the blissful inner Light
a look at twists from the inside
meet yoga peep cindy yandle
a weekend in the fire with will duprey
benefits of teen yoga
tamal returns this month!

april 2012

putting your well-being first
meet yoga peep lori harris
“9 month yoga immersion” info session
learning from the sutras ~ accepting life as it is
warren grossman teaches healing
yogafest nc increases awareness of yoga for all

march 2012

a little bit about faith
meet yoga peep natalie winters
refine & align weekend
detox & recharge with a spring mountain retreat
blueversary raises $5000 for raleigh city farm

february 2012

reflecting with gratitude on 5 years of the blue
blueversary celebration!
meet yoga peep paul paliyenko
the sutras: finding happiness within

january 2012

every day.
meet teacher julie realon
new student offer
yoga for golfers
kids day at the food bank

december 2011

deep gratitude for what is
the sutras: pranayama and ujjayi breathing
advanced training and YTT500 are here!
yoga for women over 50
new website goes live

november 2011

tracing seeds of desire
meet yoga peep lisa ferrando
the importance of savasana
community service at food bank dec 3
new website coming soon
a word about props

october 2011

what we need need vs what we want
five reasons to retreat
meet teacher margot martin
new prices november 1
thanks for your generosity!

september 2011

is being happy as simple as choosing to be happy?
meet teacher leilani walker
salutation nation, the neverending OM
global mala: six classes by donation, and more!
progress report on our CORRAL student

august 2011

gratitude for difficult people
what to do with time
october mountain retreat
meet yoga peep karie wik
care for you and your little one (prenatal yoga)
last chance for yoga immersion / teacher training registration

july 2011

the soul of yoga
the sutras: four locks and their keys
meet yoga peep carrie hoffman
ask the teacher . . . about chanting
tornado disaster relief support

june 2011

take time to play!
the sutras: the asana is comfort & steadiness
meet teacher & peep nicole folk
ask the teacher . . . about daily practice
congrats YTT Class of 2011!
blue karma crew walks/rides for AIDS

may 2011

what does it mean to take care of yourself?
the sutras: without identifiers, we are all the same
meet teacher kris nelson
tamal’s master class
yoga of gratitude retreat
new yoga gear from kulae

april 2011

getting away from “it all”
blue survey results
meet teacher carson mather
guest teachers: gil elhart & meghan de roos AND simon park & DJ HyFi
c. mountains retreat
AIDS walk+ride with the blue crew

march 2011

is being honest the same as being truthful?
intro to the yoga sutras
meet teacher sandy scherer
special guest teachers: master ou and kristin cooper gulak
blueversary gratitude from corral

february 2011

the essential element — community
4th blueversary bash!
meet teacher kathleen yount
studio survey
Pan Gu Mystical Qi Gong weekend in March

january 2011

letting go and making space for Grace
meet teacher jen davis
how often should i come to class?
new year, new classes!
heather tiddens and yin & yang yoga weekend
belize retreat
habitat for humanity build project photos
blue lotus 4th anniversary coming in february

december 2010

make haste slowly
sahasrara: crown chakra
meet teacher alison darch
karma yoga: habitat for humanity build
new blue tees and gift cards in the boo-tique
studio of the month at lululemon loft

november 2010

what yoga can do for your overall health
sixth chakra: third eye
meet teacher suzanne weiner
loving level 1
belize bound!
moore square park clean up

october 2010

the power of what you love
speak your truth: throat chakra
rejuvenate~ retreat!
why meditate?
your questions: yin yoga

september 2010 

teachers in our lives
connection to the spirit: heart chakra
meet teacher sidney julich
fall retreat in n.c. mountains
global mala to benefit women’s shelter
high-speed rail impact on the blue

august 2010

possibilities of emptiness
fiery third chakra
budokon comes to the blue
karma yoga for kids
unchaining jax — seva summer continues

july 2010

sacral chakra
meet teacher anisha desai
new classes for kids!
summer of service continues

june 2010

root chakra
tamal returns!
build a fence with the coalition to unchain dogs
Walk with the Blue Crew for the Cure
yoga immersion & teacher training info session
yoga foundations I and foundations 2
parking at the blue

may 2010

intro to chakras
kids summer art & yoga camp

april 2010 

yogic spring cleaning (kapha dosha)
meet teacher stacy ingham

march 2010

purusartha: four aims of life
spring rituals

february 2010

samadhi, the eighth limb of yoga
meet teacher jill braly
join us on facebook
third birthday bash!

january 2010 

dhyana, the seventh limb of yoga
blue lotus voted best of citysearch 2009

december 2009

dharana, the sixth limb of yoga
heart-centered giving

november 2009 

pratyahara, the fifth limb of yoga
practicing gratitude
suzanne’s spicy lentil curry recipe

october 2009

pranayama, the fourth limb of yoga
meet teacher michele shipley
winds of change: the vata Season

september 2009

asana, the third limb of yoga
meet teacher julee snyder

august 2009

niyama, the second limb of yoga
meet teacher yvonne cropp

july 2009

yama, the first limb of yoga
meet teacher conni sithes

june 2009

intro to eight limbs of yog
meet teacher carrington jackson

may 2009

april 2009

free community yoga classes begin!

march 2009

february 2009

the blue turns 2!
december 2008

november 2008

october 2008

september 2008

august 2008

august 2008

july 2008

june 2008

may 2008

blue blog launched!

april 2008

march 2008

february 2008

february 2008

one-year anniversary!

january 2008

december 2007

november 2007

october 2007

september 2007