BYSJ Online Yoga Q&As

Discuss all things yoga at this special gathering – it’s for everyone, everywhere.

Want to get more out of your yoga practice? We’re here for you! Our free BYSJ Online Yoga Q&A sessions are held quarterly and hosted by BYSJ owner and founder Michele Vennard, with staff teachers Matt and Sarah Newman, and special guest Rajashree Choudhury.

No question is a bad question, so bring it! We will discuss the postures, breathing, home setup and environment, consistency, restarting a practice, and anything else you like.

Whether you’re able to attend or can’t make it, you can submit your questions in advance. A video of the session is posted afterwards, see below. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and check out the BYSJ Online Yoga Q&A playlist so you never miss out.

Check out our event schedule for the next Online Yoga Q&A.

Topics of discussion at our recent BYSJ Online Yoga Q&A

Click on a topic to go directly to it. If you’re looking for other topics, check out our previous Q&As below. A summary of topics is included with each video on YouTube.

During Pranayama, should I aim to keep my thumbs connected to each other and to my chin? I feel like they often separate on the inhale.

Can I bend my knee on the way to the ground in Toe Stand, or is it better to fall forward into my hands?

Should palms be facing up to the ceiling when we come up in a Sit-up?

Maybe we should not add anything to the dialogue because of unintended consequences, like overstretching causing injury. What do you think?

I have a student with Leukemia, currently receiving chemo, wondering if she can return to the practice.

I have neurology on my shoulder and I’m concerned about straining my nerve. I wonder, what the best next step is in my yoga practice?

In Stretching and Standing Separate Leg Stretching poses, if you can’t reach the feet, what’s the best way to get the stretch?

What’s the right way to come out of one side of Head to Knee (with Stretching) pose and go to the other side?

Watch a previous BYSJ Online Yoga Q&A