Calendar

Jan
19
Fri
Relax & Realign with Reiki, Restorative Yoga and Essential Oils @ Yoga Bliss Akron
Jan 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

Jan
20
Sat
Bring It On 2018! Yoga Retreat @ Hines Hill Conference Center
Jan 20 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Woo Hoo – are you ready to ask the universe to “BRING IT ON” for 2018? To set powerful intentions and manifest them?

Join Maria Santoferraro, Certified Professional Coach Cynthia Mathis, and healthy-food guru Ross Dilley for a day retreat (right here in NE Ohio) full of yoga, meditation, healthy eating, and the opportunity to create your very own vision board for 2018!

Jan
26
Fri
Relax & Realign with Reiki, Restorative, and Essential Oils @ Sequoia Wellness
Jan 26 @ 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. All levels are welcome.

Class size is limited. Please contact Sequoia Wellness to register.

Jan
28
Sun
Beginners Workshop @ Yoga Bliss Green
Jan 28 @ 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

Feb
2
Fri
The Yoga of the Beatles @ Sequoia Wellness
Feb 2 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
“All You Need is Love!” If you take a moment to think about those lyrics, you have to believe that the Beatles must have been yogis at heart, because those words tie to the core teachings of yoga. Join Maria Santoferraro for a musical vinyasa journey into the music and yes, yogic teachings of the Beatles. The class will start with a brief discussion about the music and yogic messages of The Beatles, followed by an all levels yoga flow to their music, and will end with a peaceful guided meditation.
Free for Sequoia Wellness members
$10 for non-members
Feb
3
Sat
The Yoga of the Beatles @ Yoga Bliss Green
Feb 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
“All You Need is Love!” If you take a moment to think about those lyrics, you have to believe that the Beatles must have been yogis at heart, because those words tie to the core teachings of yoga. Join Maria Santoferraro for a musical vinyasa journey into the music and yes, yogic teachings of the Beatles. The class will start with a brief discussion about the music and yogic messages of The Beatles, followed by an all levels yoga flow to their music, and will end with a peaceful guided meditation.
Workshop fee: $25
Feb
12
Mon
Beyond Beginners’ 4-week Class Series @ Yoga Bliss Akron
Feb 12 @ 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: $55 for 4 sessions

Feb
16
Fri
Candlelight Healing & Sound Immersion with Maria Santoferraro & Sharon Lichtcsien @ Sailorway Middle School
Feb 16 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Feeling stressed out? Give yourself the gift of 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 Santoferraro will lead you through breathwork, gentle and restorative yoga, mudras, chanting, and meditation that will bring about a sense of peace, while Sharon Lichtscien 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 and at peace. Class size is limited so make your reservation soon!

Class investment: $18/$10 for Vermilion School Employees

Feb
18
Sun
Relax & Realign with Reiki, Restorative Yoga and Essential Oils @ Yoga Bliss Akron
Feb 18 @ 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

Feb
19
Mon
Beyond Beginners’ 4-week Class Series @ Yoga Bliss Akron
Feb 19 @ 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: $55 for 4 sessions

Feb
23
Fri
Relax & Realign with Reiki, Restorative, and Essential Oils @ Yoga Bliss Green
Feb 23 @ 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. All levels are welcome.

Class size is limited. Please contact Yoga Bliss to register.

Feb
25
Sun
Beginners Workshop @ Yoga Bliss Green
Feb 25 @ 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