Welcome to Your Best Years Group

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a wellness program combining yoga and nutrition for active, older adults!

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What’s the BYG Idea?

Imagine…the best years of your life starting now! BYG stands for the Best Years Group, an online wellness program designed for active, older adults who want to live better, not just longer!

BYG is not a diet or a fad. It is a comprehensive online program developed by wellness experts for people like you! The BYG method is based on simple and time-honored philosophies, such as good nutrition and sustainable movement, that can make huge investments in your quality of life—and it can all be done from the comfort of your own home!

The BYG Picture

  • At the Best Years Group, we believe aging is not the enemy! The laundry list of “age-related” challenges that are portrayed as a “normal” part of life does not have to be your story.
  • Staying active and mindful are the keys to natural health. Invasive surgeries and endless medications are the REAL alternative medicines.
  • Yoga doesn’t have to be weird, awkward or “new-agey.” It can help you gain balance, flexibility and confidence.
  • Eating well doesn’t have to be a mystery or a chore once you learn your body’s own unique needs.
  • This is no “one size fits all” program. Every body is uniquely different – even if you’re an identical twin!

BYG Membership Benefits

BYG Success Stories

This program is fabulous!!!

I’ve taken yoga classes for 19 years, and this was by far the best program I have ever taken. Excellent instruction especially for newbies or older adults. Alicia is a great instructor and really cares how each individual is progressing!

OLLI Student
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute @ Furman University

What an Incredible Gift!

In this day of increased awareness of personal wellbeing, Alison has made a huge difference in my life. Although initially a bit skeptical, due to my engineering vocation, I quickly learned that Alison’s realistic approach to lifestyle changes was a good fit for me. I stayed with her recommendations and have never felt better. In combination with Alicia’s remarkable gift for mindful, personally crafted yoga, the result has been a phenomenal improvement in wellbeing: in mind, body and spirit. What an INCREDIBLE gift!

Randy T.

A New Way of Thinking – Improved Quality of Life

When I began the BYG program I was immediately encouraged to think differently about myself and my age. Everything Alicia and Allison shared encouraged me to have hope that there were things to learn and do that would dramatically improve my quality of life. I loved that they addressed how we take care of our heart and brain, how we rest, how we can increase our energy levels and so much more. Every week a new subject was addressed and every week I learned how to integrate their advice into my daily life. I loved the simple yoga poses, the fun breathing exercises, all the foods they recommended  and their advice how to balance our lifestyle..All the information shared was completely appropriate for our lives after 50. I am so grateful someone took the time to show relevance and value to those of us who are no longer 30! I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to live a happier and healthier life and to do it in a fun way!
Barbara Z.

I Can Play Golf Again!

Three years ago I was dealing with chronic back pain which made sitting painful and golf impossible. I fly long distances for my job so being able to sit in an airplane is important. I also enjoy golfing and was concerned I would have to give up the sport to include my annual golf trip with my three brothers which I thoroughly enjoy.  My Dr. recommended I try yoga to help loosen up my muscles to stretch out my back to relieve my pain. I resisted as I did not want to take a class where I had no idea what I was doing and was concerned about not only embarrassing myself but also doing the wrong exercise and making my back even worse. I searched for a private coach to see if yoga would improve my situation. I have now been working with Alicia for three years. She focuses on the areas where I am having trouble as well giving me clear instructions on how to correctly do each exercise. As I have gotten better she continues to help me develop and grow incrementally. I continue to see improvement each week. My back feels much better. I continue to travel but I have added a travel yoga mat in my bag to help me on my trips and to continue my routines. I am also back to golfing and as an added bonus I have improved my game. I continue to get the same personalized and professional service I got on my first appointment. I look forward to my session each week.

Dave W.

A Wonderfully Inspirational Resource for My Health

The Best Years Group has been a wonderfully inspirational resource for me. The body type and nutritional information allowed me to refine my food preferences and make mealtime healthier with better digestion. Yoga has been valuable to my less flexible body! I go to classes at times, but now I can complete exercises at home and I know my body and health benefit. Thank you so much, Alison and Alicia, for creating this valuable BYG tool for any age, but especially for us as seniors!

Pam S.

Posture Improved – Back Pain Eliminated!

What I learned as a member of BYG was that I am responsible for my own health, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Early on I found out my body type and the foods that support such a body type and those foods to limited or avoid. This was valuable information because it put the ball in my court. The various articles introduced me to a  21 day meditation experience. I actually did all 21 days. While it is still a work in progress I am happy to say I can now sit still for 20 mins and some days I can stop or at least slow down the psychobabble.
At 67  yoga has not only given me back my flexibility, it has improved my posture and I rarely am bothered by back pain anymore. The breath work taught in yoga is transformative.To breathe really deeply can only be described as life giving.
I am grateful to both Alison and Alicia for all the many gifts I received doing BYG. I would highly recommend BYG to anyone interested in a healthy lifestyle.
Linda W.

This Program Literally Changed My Life!

In just 3 months as a BYG member, this program literally changed my life! I felt motivated and realized that this is a perfect addition for my lifestyle. I am overall much more flexible, and I feel so much better in my body!

Lucy A.

All the Tools to Live a Happy, Healthy Life!

Alison and Alicia helped me create a personal plan that was right for MY body! All the tools to live a happy, healthy life are available. There are seasonal and specific food plans, supplements to aid areas in the body that need a little help, informative handouts, meditations for calming the mind, and recipes! When I see my doctor for an annual checkup and blood work. He laughs and says “Keep doing what you are doing. See you next year.”

Pat D.

Easy To Follow

I used to be intimidated by technology. I’ve never done anything in the online learning arena before, but the BYG team was so patient and helpful! Once I got started, it was very easy to follow. The Body Type assessment was very accurate, and I really enjoyed the pace of the program. I learned more than I ever thought I could, and I highly recommend giving yourself a chance to learn new things about yourself through the BYG program!

Karen H.

Easy to Use, Helpful & Inspirational

As I reflect on entering a new season of life, I wondered what the BYG deal was.  The big deal is that we are living longer, working or retired, and caring for family and friends.  As we do all of that, this program helped me to realize that I need to take care of myself, and there are many simple steps along the way to assist with that.  The BYG program was easy to use—the videos were very helpful and inspirational, as well as easy to follow.  The nutritional information is based on certain body types—certainly not a one-size-fits all, or a fad diet plan.  The yoga exercises were new to me, but I was able to follow along very easily.  As the nutritional choices helped my digestive system feel better, the yoga was helpful in calming my mind, providing positive focus, and mostly, providing an opportunity to treat aches and pains that come with aging without the harmful effects of medicine.  I highly recommend the BYG program—it’s a BIG deal with lots of information especially geared toward more seasoned adults.

Beverly N.

Greatly Improved Flexibility…at 74!

I have enjoyed practicing yoga under Alicia’s patient guidance for over four years and have greatly improved my flexibility. She has helped me control my back pain and other muscular discomforts. At age 74, I am more active and healthier due to her professional, caring work.

John T.

Meet Our BYG Experts

(No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you - they're identical twins!)
Alicia Bliss, E-RYT, Yoga Coach

Alicia Bliss began her education at the University of Georgia and continued at Trinity College of Natural Health, where she received her doctorate in Naturopathy. Following her passion for yoga, she received a 300 hr. yoga certification in 2006 and studied Yoga Therapy for Seniors at Duke Integrative Medicine.

Alicia has held a successful private yoga practice in the Carolinas for 15 years. She has also taught classes in various settings that include international wellness retreats, corporate environments, retirement communities, and senior-focused organizations like Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI) at Furman University. She's also the expert herbalist behind their own handcrafted skincare line! Alicia believes that breathwork, flexibility and balance learned on the yoga mat can be an invaluable tool in everyday life.

Alison Lively, Certified Health Coach

Alison Lively is a Certified Health Coach and Natural Health Educator dedicated to bringing the most accurate, up-to-date and helpful information to each individual she works with. Her education began at the University of Georgia in the Social Sciences. She holds a doctorate in Naturopathy from Trinity College of Natural Health, has extensive knowledge in the science of Ayurveda and, most recently, she has received certification as a Health Coach from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute.  

Alison has over 15 years experience working with thousands of people in every age group, but her passion is counseling older adults. She has authored and taught wellness courses for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Furman University and speaks throughout the community to educate and inspire people to take charge of their health.

In 2013, Alicia and Alison formed Creative Living Wellness, a combination wellness coaching center and private yoga studio in Greenville, SC.

Frequently Asked Questions

BYG shows you how to support and balance your body’s specific type through sustainable movement (yoga) and customized nutrition (wellness coaching) for gut, heart and mind health. In order to give you gentle guidance while you learn at your own pace, we have organized the information to come to you in a "dripped" format. Every two weeks you will receive an email alerting you that your new, customized content is available.
As a BYG member, you will receive 24/7 access wherever you are to the following:
  • BYG expert instruction, education and support to optimize your health and well-being
  • BYG Yoga Library with age-appropriate videos, from Beginner to Intermediate levels
  • BYG recipe library with hundreds of delicious recipes, categorized by meal selection and body type
  • Informative blogs from today's headlines and wellness leaders
  • Ability to schedule one-on-one virtual consultations and more!
Registration is easy! Click here for step-by-step instructions.
There are 2 membership levels for your convenience when joining the Best Years Group:  
  • Silver - $49 per month
  • Gold - Annual, one-time charge of $450. That's a savings of $138!
You can also try our Silver Membership for 14 days for free!
No, but as health coaches, we agree that it is always a good idea to inform your doctor of any new exercise routine you begin.
We are here to help! Feel free to contact us via email, or call us at +1 (864) 313-8812 with any technical questions or concerns.
At BYG, we realize every person is different, and everyone learns differently! The program is designed to contain a year's worth of content, but you can go at your own pace, from the comfort of your own home. Most people will spend about 20 minutes to an hour a day for yoga practice and nutritional guidance. Consider this program an investment in YOU!
You should create a safe place to store your username and password. But don't worry, if you forget your password, you can always re-set it.
Of course, we would hate to see you go, but if you are not completely satisfied you can cancel your membership at any time. Simply click on My Account (located in the green login area) and then go to Membership Cancel. Please refer to our Terms of Service under the section Payment of Fees for clarification of our cancellation and refund policies.
Yes, we are happy to offer group discounts for retirement communities, senior centers and more! Contact us for more information.

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Silver Membership

Pay each month, with no cancellation fees. With the Silver Membership you can enjoy content at your own pace, with the chance to experience life-changing content for 14 days FREE!

*You will automatically be enrolled into our Silver Membership, which you can cancel at any time.


Gold Membership

Our best deal yet! Sign up and pay for one year and get a BYG discount! Twelve months of your Best Years for only $450! That's a $138 savings over our monthly membership!

*You will be charged right away and have 12 months of access to our content.