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Upcoming Events:

Sweet Silence Yoga & Meditation Retreat Day

December 16, 2017


$60-70 (sliding scale)


Life is busy, particularly during the Holiday Season. How is your self-care going? Need a little room to recharge? During this particularly outgoing time of year, it is important to make sure that we take the time to attend to our own inner stores of energy in order to continue on the generous path into this season with good health and balance.

Come take a day just for you for this purpose of recharging and reconnecting with your inner source. This is an excellent opportunity to allow space for Being; to allow space for the tumultuous sea of thoughts raging in your mind to settle and become more clear, and to allow your whole being to relax. As we enter into the sweetness of sacred silence (antar mouna) we open up to the opportunity for deep inner listening and reflection; to hear the inner voice of the Self, and to listen to its guidance and wisdom helping to direct us into alignment.

The day will begin with a gentle Hatha Yoga class and Pranayama (breathing exercises), and several rounds of Seated and Walking Meditation (up to 30 minutes at a time), and will conclude with Yin Yoga (long held postures that target the connective tissues, bones, and joints of the body while offering ample time for meditative space in the poses) and Yoga Nidra (deep, conscious relaxation practiced laying on the back in Savasana while being guided through a variety of meditative practices for deep relaxation and rejuvenation). Here is the schedule for the day:


9am Opening and Daily Logistics

9:15-10:15am Gentle Hatha Yoga Class

10:15-10:45am Pranayama

10:45-11:00am Bathroom/Snack Break

11:00am-12pm Meditation (Seated and Walking)

12-1pm Lunch Break

1-1:30pm Seated Meditation

1:30-2:30pm Yin Yoga Class

2:30-3:30pm Yoga Nidra

3:30-4pm Integration, Chanting, Closing


There will be a 1 hour silent break for lunch during which participants are welcome to stay enfolded in the silence of the studio or are welcome to explore the grounds outside or go elsewhere as desired. Maintaining social silence during this time is encouraged to maintain the integrity of the practice for your maximum benefit. 

For those who have never tried to sit in social silence for any given period of time, I understand that this can be intimidating at first. However, I must share that it is truly amazing and empowering to discover the deep refreshment that comes from tuning into the deep well of peace, knowledge, and wisdom that you DO possess within you, if you only take the time to BE and to go inward.

Come and let me share this experience with you. Let us explore this space together. All experience levels welcome.


Registration Deadline: December 12, 2017

Deposit Due with Registration: $20

This will hold your spot in the retreat. If you register and pay this deposit, but fail to attend the retreat, the deposit is non-refundable. 

Remaining Balance due no later than the first day: $40-50

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Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra

December 19, 2017, 8:30-10:30am Cost: $20-25

December 21, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm Cost: $20-25

Teacher: Kamala Amanda Barrows


The Solstice is drawing near, and the days are both busy and dark. How is your balance? Are you stressed? Tired? Just plain burned out of sustenance? The deeply relaxing and rejuvenating qualities of a Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra practice are calling for you. You have but to answer the call...


This practice will begin with a Yin Yoga class, settling into poses for 2-5 minutes at a time (with props as needed) to access the deep connective tissues of the body and to release deeply held tensions. This practice is helpful in supporting the well-being of the fascia, bones and joints, as well as supporting the overall flow of vital energy/life force throughout the body and bringing ease and space to the active mind. 

Next, we will work with the breath, engaging in pranayama exercises (breath exercises) to support and balance the pranic body (energy body) and create a receptive state for the deeply restorative practice of Yoga Nidra. Then we will make a comfortable nest on our mats where we will lay in Savasana (corpse pose) for about 60 minutes of guided relaxation. 

Yoga Nidra is sleep with trace awareness or deep conscious relaxation. It is a state of mind between wakefulness and dreaming where contact with the subconscious and unconscious dimensions of the mind occurs spontaneously. This is a subtle, yet powerful experience in which you learn to relax consciously, systematically inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. When you practice Yoga Nidra you are opening to the deeper levels of your mind while remaining awake and aware. The benefits of this practice can be many, as there are so many states of dis-ease in our lives today that are a result of tension at some level of our being. The practice of Yoga Nidra is the scientific method of removing these tensions and re-establishing ease. It is recommended to bring an extra blanket, pillow, eye pillow or scarf, and that you have layers of clothing to remain very comfortable during this practice. The more comfortable the body can become, the deeper we can settle into the realm of consciousness.

Please join us. Answer the inner call for restoration and allow yourself to soak in the benefits as they unfold for you. 


Registration Deadline by December 16, 2017.

A deposit of $10 will be due upon registration to hold your spot, and the remaining $15 balance will be due the day of the retreat. If there are not enough participants signed up to run the retreat, the full deposit will be returned. However, if you sign up for the retreat and fail to show up, the deposit will not be returned.


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Upcoming Trainings Hosted by Bliss and taught by ShivaShakti School of Yoga:
To learn more about these individual trainings click the link beneath each one. Registration is handled through ShivaShakti School of Yoga.

Applied Anatomy & Physiology Intensive for Yoga Teachers

April 6-9, 2018:

Children's Yoga Teacher Training-Level 1
April 13-16, 2018

Pranayama and Meditation Teacher Training
April 20-23, 2018

Mantra Yoga Immersion: Unlocking the Power of Sound
June 8-11, 2018

Thai Yoga Bodywork-Level 2
June 15-18, 2018