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Yoga for Every Body!

 

No matter what your yoga experience is, we have a class suitable for you. We believe yoga should be present in life every day, so let us help you find the right class for you. Take a peek at our class styles or give us a call and we can help find a great fit for you.

Massage Therapy

 

Bliss Yoga Studio is excited to be able to partner with InSpirit Healing Arts to offer massage therapy in our beautiful on site massage room!  Book a massage by contacting Erica at 319.855.3372 or by emailing inspiritheals@gmail.com. Feel free to call the studio to request a time that fits your schedule as well.

Workshops

 

Who doesn’t love to workshop?! Bliss Yoga Instructors love providing opportunities to share their knowledge and expertise to help each yogi expand on their practice. Check out our workshop schedule to see what interests you the most!

Class Descriptions

All class descriptions offer an overview of what to expect in class as well as provides a level to help you decide which class best fits your practice level. Bliss All Level requires no previous yoga experience. Bliss Intermediate Level is an intermediate level class. We invite all levels to join, but some previous experience is helpful. Bliss Advanced Level classes encourage you to have previous yoga experience or a consistent comfortable practice.

Blissed Out (Breathe/Stretch/Relax)

Get ready to relax from the chaos of daily life and find your blissful center. Class is a blend of seated and reclined Restorative and Yin yoga postures with self massage via Therapy Balls. Various yoga props are used to support our postures so total relaxation can be obtained and specific areas will be targeted for deep stretch and massage. Breath work and mindfulness techniques are explored to round out the experience of release. You will leave feeling completely Blissed Out! This class is appropriate for all levels, even those without any yoga experience. Bliss All Levels.

Prana Vinyasa ®

Prana Flow Vinyasa® is a creative, energetic and dynamic methodology of embodying the essence of yoga as created by internationally renowned teacher, Shiva Rea. Classes include flowing postures, creative sequencing, breath work and meditation that guide us deeper into the state of flow. The core of Prana Flow Vinyasa® is the 3 part Vinyasa method which incorporates Pulsation Vinyasas, Body Vinyasas and Rhythmic Vinyasas. These techniques allow us to explore the energetic movements of Prana within our body, connect with our breath and liberate our mind from tension and stress.  Practice is vigorous but options are presented for all levels. Bliss Intermediate Level.

Lunar Prana Vinyasa ®

Lunar Prana Vinyasa® practices are offered on or around the full moon each month. Classes still contain flowing postures and creative sequencing, but with a slower rhythm. The intention is to create a space where you can connect deeply within and nourish your body, mind and spirit through your yoga practice. Poses are often held for a longer period of time and subtler practices like breathwork and meditation are explored.

Power & Restore

This specialty class is the perfect combo for any yogi looking to challenge and deepen their practice. The first 40 minutes of class will be dedicated to a Power Vinyasa flow intended to build strength, balance and to develop mental and physical stamina. The final 20 minutes of class will be a Restorative approach to yoga where the practice will slow down, include deeper stretching, and to have an opportunity for a longer meditative final relaxation. First part of class is vigorous but options are presented for all levels. Bliss Intermediate Level.

Beginner's Yoga

This class is designed to introduce Yoga to those with limited or no experience. If you’re a beginner in Yoga or haven’t practiced in awhile, start here! In this class, you will learn the basics of Yoga, breath work, postures and alignment and see how all of these combined will help you on your journey to more focus, balance, strength and flexibility. Bliss All Levels. Read more about our beginner’s sessions.

Bliss Basics

Have you been to Beginner’s Yoga, ready for a little more, but not ready for Vinyasa? This is the class! Bliss Basics is perfect for those newer to yoga and who want to practice with the basics.  Class will incorporate breathing techniques, practice alignment in common yoga postures, move at a slower flow pace, and introduce postures you may not learn in your first beginner’s class. Bliss All Levels.

Blissyasa (Bliss Vinyasa)

A dynamic and challenging sequence of postures that synchronizes breath with movement in order to build strength, balance, and flexibility.  Class explores variations of Sun Salutations, standing & seated postures, standing & arm balances, back bends & inversions.Practice is active but options are presented for all levels. Bliss Intermediate Level.

Blissful Flow

A slower paced Vinyasa class with more emphasis to move meditatively with the breath. The practice involves synchronizing the breath with a continuous flow of postures and is a great class to focus on the posture as it settles into the body, as well as a focus on stretching, relaxing, and adding meditation into your practice. Bliss All Levels.

Bliss Power (Yoga Bootcamp)

A yoga and strength training hybrid class set up like a circuit. Each class begins with Sun Salutations to warm up and ends with final relaxation. The class challenges your strength, but emphasizes breathing through your nose rather than your mouth. You can expect to use a combo of body weight and light hand weights, but class focus will change week-to-week including balance challenges and core strengthening. Upbeat music is played and we work together as a group. Bliss All Levels.

Bliss Strength

A challenging yoga workout, utilizing yoga poses and adding free weights. No previous yoga experience is needed, but be prepared to sweat! Expect a variety of vigorous and creative core strengthing exercises, arm & leg exercises, standing & mat exercises. Bliss All Levels.

Ashtanga Vinyasa

Ashtanga is a balanced series of postures developed by Krishnamacharya and honed by Patabhi Jois since the early 1900’s. It’s lineage stretches back thousands of years. Ashtanga develops strength, flexibility, balance, and focus. This class moves through the Primary Series, providing props and modifications where needed and a sprinkle of creativity for those who prefer diverse sequences in their practice. Bliss All Levels.

Senior Yoga

Yoga for seniors, the Art of Aging! It’s been proven that a regular, consistent, and dedicated practice of yoga will help you gain all of the benefits promised from this form of movement. Our senior yoga classes are designed to improve strength, posture, and balance. Come enjoy an hour of camaraderie with your peers and participate by doing as much as you can with options to use a chair or to sit and rest when needed. Our instructor will work with individuals needing extra equipment or pose variations during class to optimize the strength and balance gains from yoga. Click here to download a brochure.

Rise & Energize

An energetic Vinyasa class with an emphasis on awakening, the body, breath and mind. This practice involves a mix of flow and longer held poses to explore posture alignment and core strength. This class will prepare you to face the day ahead with awareness and intention.

Gentle Flow

This class is designed for beginners through intermediate students that are looking for slower paced movement while focusing on stretching and relaxing. In Gentle Flow, you’ll be guided through basic poses using props to allow the body to fully achieve each pose comfortably. This class is great for students looking for a more gentle experience, those who are new to yoga, or those that may be taking care of injuries and experience some limitations.

Chakra Flow

Connect to your physical body and energy body through this chakra inspired class. A combination of Vinyasa flows and Yin postures will be practiced to help channel confidence, creativity, and bring balance to the chakra system. Class may include pranayama, meditation, and the use of stones and aromatherapy. All levels welcome.

Beginner's Pilates

This class is designed for those brand new to Pilates, or for those who enjoy a slower paced Mat Class focusing on mind/body connection and fine tuning movements. This class breaks down and works through the fundamental concepts and ideas used in all Pilates exercises such as breath work, core engagement, working level and more. Props such as small balls, and thereabands are often incorporated in class.

Pilates Flow

This is an all-level mat class designed for any and every body. This class flows through the traditional Joseph Pilates mat sequence while strengthening the deepest layers of muscles and strengthening the mind/body connection. Modifications are given for all exercises, perfect for any and every body. Props such as small balls, and thereabands are often incorporated in class.

Community Yoga

This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a modern style of gymnastic exercises and stretching practiced in combination with breathwork and ancient yoga philosophy.

 

If you are new to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, this is where you want to begin.
Please note that this is still a tough class, very similar to an intermediate power yoga flow. The difference between this class and a regular Ashtanga class is that the pace is a bit slower and the instructor takes the time to explain the poses. The Ashtanga Yoga tradition is great for beginners and seasoned yogis alike.

 

It comes with all the benefits of a regular yoga practice—strength, flexibility, stress management, and inner peace.

 

**Our weekly Community Yoga class is always FREE to attend in honor of our commitment to providing access for all to a safe and welcoming environment to experience the practice of yoga.