Calendar

Nov
18
Sat
Beginners Workshop @ Yoga Bliss Akron
Nov 18 @ 1:00 PM – 3:15 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

Nov
19
Sun
Relax & Realign with Reiki, Restorative Yoga and Essential Oils @ Yoga Bliss Akron
Nov 19 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The use of essential oils and Reiki to enhance and complement the yoga practice has been used in many cultures around the world. Essential oils like Sandalwood and Vetiver aid the mind in sensory balance and rejuvenation. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction, energy realignment, and relaxation that promotes healing. Together, the combination of restorative yoga, essential oils, and Reiki creates a total mind and body experience.
This workshop will begin with a brief introduction to the qualities and benefits that essential oils and Reiki can provide to heal, cleanse, nourish your body and uplift your mood. A relaxing restorative yoga practice to bring alignment to each of the chakras will follow.
Give yourself the gift of some well deserved nurturing time on your yoga mat. You will leave the workshop relaxed and refreshed. If you have been curious about the benefits of essential oils and Reiki, please join Maria Santoferraro and Sarah Greenawalt a Master Reiki practitioner working with Practical and Traditional Usui Reiki systems for this workshop. All levels are welcome. Workshop fee: $30

Nov
20
Mon
Beyond Beginners’ 5-week Class Series @ Yoga Bliss Akron
Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

This class series is perfect for those who have completed the Beginners’ Series or workshop and for those looking to explore and deepen the spiritual side of their yoga practice. Each class will build on the foundation of the Beginners’ Series while adding more advanced balance, twisting, and standing asanas, and beginning arm balances and inversions, all with a focus on proper alignment and quieting the mind. This series will include teachings from the yoga sutras and cover the eight limbs of yoga, with an emphasis on learning how to meditate. Each session will end with a guided meditation practice. Throughout the series suggestions for modifications to poses will be presented, along with proper use of props and the Sanskrit and English names of the yoga postures. Prepare to learn, laugh, relax, and grow deeper in your yoga practice in these highly motivating classes. Class is held in the Ganesha Studio (maintained at 70 degrees). Class size is limited to 16 students so register early! Classes will be held on Mondays. Workshop fee: $65 for 5 session

Nov
26
Sun
Candlelight Healing & Sound Immersion with Maria Santoferraro & Sharon Lichtcsien @ Yoga Bliss Akron
Nov 26 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Thanksgiving weekend typically kicks off a frenzy of added activity and stress tied to the holidays. This year start the season off with a gift to yourself, an evening of slow flowing and restorative yoga with the beautiful and healing sounds of crystal bowls, Koshi chimes, hand pan drum, and gongs. Maria will lead you through breathwork, gentle and restorative yoga, mudras, chanting, and meditation that will bring about a sense of peace, while Sharon immerses the room with rich and vibrational sounds that will touch your soul and lift your spirits. An extended savasana with gongs is part of the experience (if you have never been bathed in the sound of a gong, you do not want to miss this opportunity!). You will leave feeling relaxed, restored, and ready for the holidays.
Class investment: $25
Nov
27
Mon
Beyond Beginners’ 5-week Class Series @ Yoga Bliss Akron
Nov 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

This class series is perfect for those who have completed the Beginners’ Series or workshop and for those looking to explore and deepen the spiritual side of their yoga practice. Each class will build on the foundation of the Beginners’ Series while adding more advanced balance, twisting, and standing asanas, and beginning arm balances and inversions, all with a focus on proper alignment and quieting the mind. This series will include teachings from the yoga sutras and cover the eight limbs of yoga, with an emphasis on learning how to meditate. Each session will end with a guided meditation practice. Throughout the series suggestions for modifications to poses will be presented, along with proper use of props and the Sanskrit and English names of the yoga postures. Prepare to learn, laugh, relax, and grow deeper in your yoga practice in these highly motivating classes. Class is held in the Ganesha Studio (maintained at 70 degrees). Class size is limited to 16 students so register early! Classes will be held on Mondays. Workshop fee: $65 for 5 session

Dec
4
Mon
Beyond Beginners’ 5-week Class Series @ Yoga Bliss Akron
Dec 4 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

This class series is perfect for those who have completed the Beginners’ Series or workshop and for those looking to explore and deepen the spiritual side of their yoga practice. Each class will build on the foundation of the Beginners’ Series while adding more advanced balance, twisting, and standing asanas, and beginning arm balances and inversions, all with a focus on proper alignment and quieting the mind. This series will include teachings from the yoga sutras and cover the eight limbs of yoga, with an emphasis on learning how to meditate. Each session will end with a guided meditation practice. Throughout the series suggestions for modifications to poses will be presented, along with proper use of props and the Sanskrit and English names of the yoga postures. Prepare to learn, laugh, relax, and grow deeper in your yoga practice in these highly motivating classes. Class is held in the Ganesha Studio (maintained at 70 degrees). Class size is limited to 16 students so register early! Classes will be held on Mondays. Workshop fee: $65 for 5 session

Dec
8
Fri
Relax & Realign with Reiki, Restorative Yoga and Essential Oils @ Yoga Bliss Akron
Dec 8 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The use of essential oils and Reiki to enhance and complement the yoga practice has been used in many cultures around the world. Essential oils like Sandalwood and Vetiver aid the mind in sensory balance and rejuvenation. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction, energy realignment, and relaxation that promotes healing. Together, the combination of restorative yoga, essential oils, and Reiki creates a total mind and body experience.
This workshop will begin with a brief introduction to the qualities and benefits that essential oils and Reiki can provide to heal, cleanse, nourish your body and uplift your mood. A relaxing restorative yoga practice to bring alignment to each of the chakras will follow.
Give yourself the gift of some well deserved nurturing time on your yoga mat. You will leave the workshop relaxed and refreshed. If you have been curious about the benefits of essential oils and Reiki, please join Maria Santoferraro and Sarah Greenawalt a Master Reiki practitioner working with Practical and Traditional Usui Reiki systems for this workshop. All levels are welcome. Workshop fee: $30