Workshops

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Relax & Realign with Reiki, Restorative Yoga, and Essential Oils

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018 & November 30, 2018 |

6:30 – 8:30PM

Location: Yoga Bliss Akron

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 with Reiki and Essential Oils. Learn more…

Beginner’s Series

Date: Mondays, October 8 – November 5, 2018 | 7:00 – 8:15PM

Location: Yoga Bliss Akron

Have you always wanted to practice yoga but didn’t know where to start? If you are seeking a series of yoga classes that will demystify yoga and teach the basics in a supportive and fun environment, then join us for this five-class beginner’s yoga series! In the series you’ll learn about the background of yoga, pranayama (breathing) exercises, step-by-step asana (poses) instruction of the basic yoga postures to demonstrate proper alignment and safety.

 

Yoga 2.0

Date: Mondays, November 12, 2018December 03, 2018 7:00 8:30 PM

Location: Yoga Bliss Akron

Are you ready to move deeper into your yoga practice both physically and spiritually? This 4-week class series is designed to take students to the intermediate level with more advanced yoga postures that require a bit more strength and flexibility in a small group setting where you will get lots of guidance on proper alignment. Each week will also include teachings from the yoga sutras and cover the eight limbs of yoga, with an emphasis on learning how to meditate and chant. 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 15 students so register early! Workshop fee: $65 or drop-in for $16. Please note that there are no refunds or make-ups for sessions missed.

Candlelight Healing & Sound Immersion with Sharon Lichtcsien

Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018 | 6:30 8:00 PM

Location: Yoga Bliss Akron

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.

Workshop Investment: $25

Holiday Nurturing Candlelight Restorative

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018 & December 17, 2018 | 7:00 8:30 PM

Location: Yoga Bliss Akron

Need a release for holiday stress? Give yourself the gift of nurturing and relaxation. Join Maria Santoferraro for a relaxing candlelight restorative yoga class. Soothe the spirit and relax the mind with the healing power of restorative yoga, Reiki, music, seasonal essential oils, and a calming yoga Nidra meditation. Come rest, restore, and find your bliss.

Workshop Investment: $20. Class size is limited to 18, so register early!

Winter Solstice Candlelight Yoga Class

Date: Friday December 21, 2018 | 6:30 8:30 PM

Location: Yoga Bliss Akron

Come and celebrate the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, and the eve of a powerful and healing Full Moon with an evening of relaxing and nurturing yoga by candlelight. Join Maria Santoferraro and Reiki Master Sarah Greenawalt for the healing power or Reiki, gentle and restorative yoga, chanting, a meditation through the chakras, essential oils, and an extended savasana with singing bowls. Come rest, realign and ease the stress of the holidays, as you set intentions for this new season of life and the coming year. Workshop Investment: $20
Women of Wisdom Yoga for Menopause Workshop

Women of Wisdom – Yoga for Menopause & Peri-Menopause Workshop

Hot Flashes? Foggy Mind? Insomnia? Mood Swings? If you are experiencing the signs of peri-menopause or menopause and would like to learn more about how to feel better with practices like yoga and meditation, than this workshop is for you! Learn more

The Yoga of Music – The Beatles, Bob Marley, Grateful Dead, and Devo

Join Maria Santoferraro for a musical vinyasa journey into the music and yes, yogic teachings of the Beatles, Bob Marley, the Grateful Dead, or Devo. Each class starts with a brief discussion about the music and yogic messages of the performing artists, followed by an all levels yoga flow to their music, and ends with a peaceful guided meditation. Learn more…

Yoga for Stress Workshop

Stressed out? Join Maria Santoferraro E-RYT 500 and Tara Scott, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Revitalize Medical Group for an informative and relaxing evening to learn about how stress affects your body, how to test for it, and how the practices of gentle and restorative yoga, pranayama breathing exercises, meditation, and essential oils can help reduce it. You’ll gain valuable information and effective tools you can easily use to let go of stress and manifest more peace of mind. The yoga practice is accessible for all levels.
Tara is an OB/GYN that has been in practice for almost 20 years. She is triple board certified in OB/GYN, Functional Medicine and Integrative Medicine. She has been treating hormonal disorders for 12 years and opened her Integrative practice, Revitalize, in 2013. She recently “retired” from OB/GYN to focus completely on functional medicine.
Contact Maria for more details and to set up this workshop for your group!

Embrace Your Inner Goddess Workshop

Yes, mere mortal women can be goddesses, and in this workshop we’ll explore the qualities that goddesses possess. You might be surprised at how many of these qualities—taking care of yourself, being present, loving yourself just the way you are—are in essence the same as the principles taught in the yoga sutras. Learn more...

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