An exciting new chapter is about to begin at Bliss Yoga! Starting January 1st, Bliss will have a new owner! This means new ideas, a fresh perspective, and we get to continue to GROW!
The current owner, Marissa will be leaving Columbus in January to head to Arkansas and eventually Germany where her husband, Michael, will fly C-130J's. While they have an exciting journey ahead and she could not be more pleased to hand operations off to Jennifer, leaving Bliss is bittersweet.
A note from Marissa:
The past 8 months of running Bliss Yoga has been the most rewarding whirlwind of learning, growing, building relationships and excitement! As my first opportunity to run a business I was thrilled to have the support and encouragement of so many of our friends and family. I am excited to say Bliss has grown tremendously in the last 8 months and I know under Jenn's leadership it will only continue to do so. I will sincerely miss our community of yogis and the wonderful people I have had the honor of getting to know but feel blessed to have been allowed such a rewarding and lesson-filled experience.
Jennifer Yan will be taking the reins as of January 1st, 2016. She is also a military spouse and her husband, Matt, is an instructor pilot at Columbus Air Force Base. Jennifer has been teaching yoga at Bliss Yoga Studio since May and is a 200 hour RYT certified in Vinyasa Flow where she studied under the guidance of Merri Benham of Flip Your Dog Yoga School in Gainesville, Georgia. Jennifer has practiced yoga in studios all around the world in places such as Cambodia, Singapore, Korea, Tokyo, Peru, Hawaii and, of course, right here in Columbus, Mississippi. Jennifer is an avid long distance sports enthusiast and has an incredible vision for the future of Bliss Yoga.
A note from Jenn:
What do I like you ask? There are many things that I like! I like puppies and cupcakes with sprinkles. I also like sea turtles and rainbows. I like to enter crazy endurance races and rock climb. I like to quilt and I like to cook. I like to read books and I REALLY like a good cup of coffee.
And then there are things that I am passionate about which include: enjoying nature, music, art and travel.
But, what I have a HEART for are: God, my family, people, yoga and stand up paddleboarding (SUP).
My goal is to debunk the stereotype of yoga and make yoga accessible to everyone. I want Bliss Yoga Studio to become a place of community where authenticity and love thrives. I know in my heart that God gave me the platform of teaching yoga so that I could spread His love on to my students. And most importantly, I want to get the people of Columbus out on the water for some yoga on a stand up paddleboard so that everyone can enjoy God's amazing handiwork and SUPyoga outside!