A PLACE TO FLOW, BREATHE & GROW
ABOUT BLISS YOGA
Our mission at Bliss is to make the practice of yoga inviting and accessible to everyone and anyone with the simple philosophy of being able to enjoy life to the fullest on and off the mat. We also have a retail store fully stocked with lululemon athletica with whom we are strategic sales partners.
Bliss is a yoga space that has been nourished and cared for for over 10 years. It is a home for everyone to feel safe, encouraged, empowered and always welcome. Advanced trained professional instructors with at least ten years experienced with teaching methods in various methods and disciplines of Yoga offer regularly scheduled classes, workshops, private sessions, teacher trainings and specialty classes including prenatal yoga, chair yoga, teen yoga and multi-day immersions.
Whether you are a new to yoga or have practiced yoga before, Bliss will offer a body enhancing, mind calming and joyful experience for you.
YOGA STYLES AND DISCIPLINES
We offer the following disciplines of yoga on our regular schedule:
Hot yoga (shortened from Bikram method)
Therapeutic yoga (Essential Movements, Fascial Flow)
Stress Relief yoga
GOOD FOR YOUR BODY
Improved flexibility, balance and strength
Improved core strength and cardiovascular endurance
Increased energy and vitality
Improved immune functioning and digestion
Calms the nervous system
GOOD FOR YOUR MIND
Improved concentration, determination and mental focus
Transforms old habits into inspiring ways of being
GOOD FOR YOUR SOUL
Emotionally uplifting and life affirming
Greater awareness of self and well-being
I HAVE NEVER DONE YOGA BEFORE, WHERE DO I START?
We hope this will answer some or all of your questions. If you have any further inquiries please contact the studio by email or phone.
While the building blocks of Vinyasa class was designed for new students, you are safe to begin in any of our Vinyasa classes whether you choose Flow + Meditation, Baptiste yoga, Vigorous Vinyasa or the Beginner’s yoga class. The Hot yoga classes are a set series of postures that was specially designed for beginners and safe for injuries as it is not weight bearing to the upper body and shoulders. If you prefer a more restorative or relaxing practice Fascial Flow, Yin, Restorative, Nidra and Stress Relief yoga is for you. Everyone has had a first class and the hardest part is getting yourself on the mat. We will be there to help you feel safe and at home.
WHAT AND WHEN TO EAT?
Yoga is best done on an empty stomach so do not eat anything 2 hours prior to class. A small snack an hour before is ok if you need to!
WHAT CLASSES ARE NOT HEATED?
More than half of the classes are not heated. We make sure the classes are comfortable yet never cold. Enjoy a light breeze of air conditioning or open doors in the winter time during Flow, Yin, Restorative, Nidra, Kundalini, Fascial Flow and Stress Relief.
HYDRATE! HYDRATE! HYDRATE!
If you choose a vigorous practice like Hot yoga, Baptiste or Vigorous Flow, it will be warm and you will sweat. Hydration is key prior to the classes. Ideally you want to drink 8 - 10 glasses of water (8 oz per glass) a day especially in hot climates. Try not to drink too much water during class but feel free to bring in a cup from our studio kitchen or your own water bottle to sip on during your practice.
WHY THE HEAT?
The heat allows us to get into postures more deeply and effectively, allowing for a greater range of movements in joints, muscles and ligaments. When your muscles and connective tissue become more elastic you allow for greater flexibility with less chance of injury.
Sweating promotes detoxification and elimination through the skin - which is the body´s largest eliminating organ. Just as when your body raises its temperature to fight infection, the raised temperature in the room will assist in improving T-cell function and the proper functioning of your immune system. Your body burns fat more effectively in the heat.
Your metabolism speeds up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids.
Practicing hot yoga strengthens willpower, self-control, concentration and determination by challenging you on your mat. A great cardiovascular workout.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Clothing that you are comfortable in. Women typically wear yoga/sports pants or shorts with a workout top or sports bra. Men wear running shorts and a t-shirt, sleeveless is also good.