Calendar

May
1
Mon
5-Week Beginners’ Class Series @ Yoga Bliss Akron
May 1 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Have you always wanted to practice yoga but didn’t know where to start? If you are seeking a yoga experience that will demystify yoga and teach the basics in a supportive and fun environment, then this workshop is for you! The workshop will begin with a brief introduction to yoga. Next, we’ll move on to warm-ups, pranayama (breathing) exercises, step-by-step instruction of the basic asanas (yoga postures) to demonstrate proper alignment and safety. Throughout the workshop, suggestions for modifications to poses will be presented to ensure that everyone can participate, and we’ll review proper use of props and the Sanskrit and English names of the yoga postures. What to bring: A yoga mat, water, and an open beginner’s mind. Questions will be encouraged and are welcome throughout the class. Wear comfortable clothing. Class is held in the Ganesha Studio (maintained at 70 degrees). Class size is limited to 16 students so register early to secure your space! For more information about yoga and FAQ’s please see our About Yoga section. Workshop fee: $30

May
2
Tue
Slow Flow & Meditation @ Yoga Bliss
May 2 @ 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

An uplifting class that begins with a seated pranayama (breath) exercise, followed by a slower paced yet invigorating vinyasa yoga practice. The last 15 minutes of class are dedicated to a long sweet savasana and instruction for a quiet period of meditation to help your mind calm and let your body relax and absorb the peace and stillness. If you are seeking detailed asana and meditation instruction, or desire a slower paced yoga practice with longer holds and focus on breath and proper alignment, this class is for you!  All levels welcome.

Gentle Flow @ Yoga Bliss
May 2 @ 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Gentle Flow classes begin with warm-ups and proceed to step-by-step asana instruction, providing you with an active yet gentle practice that focuses on breath work, strengthening of the core and back, stretching, toning, relaxation, and meditation. This class will help you open up areas of tightness, such as hips and shoulders, and get you moving with basic Sun Salutations sequences—always with suggestions for modifications and proper alignment. Perfect for those newer to yoga, or who desire a slower paced yoga practice in a supportive and fun environment.

May
3
Wed
All Levels Vinyasa Flow @ Sequoia Wellness
May 3 @ 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Vinyasa means “flow” and employs the technique of connecting postures, or asanas, into different sequences. This practice emphasizes matching breath to movement. Vinyasa yoga is one of the most commonly practiced styles in the West. It is derived from the Ashtanga series as developed by Sri Pattabhi Jois but differs from it in that a vinyasa class does not follow a set series of poses. Therefore, any vinyasa yoga class can vary widely from the next. As the name suggests, this yoga class consists of a mindful and fluid flow of poses, with a focus on the breath. This class is designed to help develop strength, improve flexibility and balance and reduce stress. Appropriate for students of all levels as modifications will be offered by the teacher.

Beginners Yoga Series @ Sequoia Wellness
May 3 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

On-going Beginner and Beyond Beginners Series. Register in advance at Sequoia Wellness.

Yoga Teacher Training Wednesday Session @ Sequoia Wellness
May 3 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
May
4
Thu
Slow Flow & Meditation @ Yoga Bliss
May 4 @ 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

An uplifting class that begins with a seated pranayama (breath) exercise, followed by a slower paced yet invigorating vinyasa yoga practice. The last 15 minutes of class are dedicated to a long sweet savasana and instruction for a quiet period of meditation to help your mind calm and let your body relax and absorb the peace and stillness. If you are seeking detailed asana and meditation instruction, or desire a slower paced yoga practice with longer holds and focus on breath and proper alignment, this class is for you! All levels welcome.

All Levels Vinyasa Flow @ Yoga Bliss
May 4 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Vinyasa means “flow” and employs the technique of connecting postures, or asanas, into different sequences. This practice emphasizes matching breath to movement. Vinyasa yoga is one of the most commonly practiced styles in the West. It is derived from the Ashtanga series as developed by Sri Pattabhi Jois but differs from it in that a vinyasa class does not follow a set series of poses. Therefore, any vinyasa yoga class can vary widely from the next. As the name suggests, this yoga class consists of a mindful and fluid flow of poses, with a focus on the breath. This class is designed to help develop strength, improve flexibility and balance and reduce stress. Appropriate for students of all levels as modifications will be offered by the teacher.

Gentle Flow @ Yoga Bliss
May 4 @ 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

This class is held in the Ganesha Studio.

Gentle Flow classes begin with warm-ups and proceed to step-by-step asana instruction, providing you with an active yet gentle practice that focuses on breath work, strengthening of the core and back, stretching, toning, relaxation, and meditation. This class will help you open up areas of tightness, such as hips and shoulders, and get you moving with basic Sun Salutations sequences—always with suggestions for modifications and proper alignment. Perfect for those newer to yoga, or who desire a slower paced yoga practice in a supportive and fun environment.

May
5
Fri
Private Yoga Classes – Contact Me!
May 5 all-day

Maria Santoferraro E-RYT 500 offers private and public yoga classes, workshops, yoga teacher training, and retreats.

 

You can reach me by email: info@dailydownwarddog.com or phone: (330) 289-7026. I’d love to hear from you!

Women of Wisdom Retreat @ Salt Fork Lodge & Conference Center
May 5 @ 6:00 PM – May 7 @ 12:00 PM
May
8
Mon
Slow Flow & Meditation @ Sequoia Wellness
May 8 @ 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

An uplifting class that begins with a seated pranayama (breath) exercise, followed by a slower paced yet invigorating vinyasa yoga practice. The last 15 minutes of class are dedicated to a long sweet savasana and instruction for a quiet period of meditation to help your mind calm and let your body relax and absorb the peace and stillness. If you are seeking detailed asana and meditation instruction, or desire a slower paced yoga practice with longer holds and focus on breath and proper alignment, this class is for you!