January Newsletter!

Hello and Happy New Year to all of our beautiful Bliss yogi's! It has been a fast and furious month with LOTS of exciting events and changes. First and foremost, I am pleased and happy to say that I, Jennifer Yan, am the NEW owner of Bliss Yoga as of January 1, 2016! It was not on my radar to purchase Bliss Yoga but now that I have bought the studio, I am really looking forward to seeing where we will forge ahead and where our growth will take us as a community!

Speaking of exciting news and events, we started the New Year with a FIRST ever Global Mala event for Bliss Yoga. We did 108 Sun Salutations to ring in the New Year. It took over 2 hours and 20 minutes to complete all 108 Sun Salutations. It was exciting to see 24 yogi's all in sync with their breath and movements. And, we were also able to raise over $200 for this event. We sent the donation to 109 World and their mission to provide clean water to the village of Playa Gigante in Nicaragua.

This Saturday on January 23rd, Bliss Yoga instructor, Ashley Evrard, will be conducting a special class entitled "Butts and Guts" that will get your heart pumping and will focus on the problematic areas such as the glutes, inner thighs, cores and arms. This special class is just a sneak preview of what Ashley will be offering in Feb. *Stay tuned for an exciting 8 week program that Ashley will teach to help tighten, firm and sculpt our muscles, while promoting weight loss and stimulating our metabolisms.  

The end of this month provides another exciting opportunity to participate in a donation based community yoga class at Bliss Yoga. This time the proceeds will help benefit people right here in our very own community. The donations raised will go towards Class 16-08 ( a group of young men and women student pilots based out of Columbus Air Force Base) who are undergoing a 53 week program to become the next class of pilots for the United States Air Force. This community yoga event will be an ALL-Levels yoga class designed to meet the needs of ALL fitness levels so be sure to come out on Friday Jan 29th at 6-7:00PM at Bliss Yoga to participate and help these aspiring young student pilots!

Also, there will be some new changes and additions to the February classes! We are very pleased to share that we will offer a KIDS 6 week yoga program! Session 1 will begin Feb 5, 2016 and will run through March 11, 2016. The classes will be held on Friday mornings at 9:30-10:15AM and will be guided by Anna Cotman. This exciting new program will be for children ages 2-5 years of age. 

Another exciting addition to the February schedule will be a 'BYOB' yoga class. This class is designed for mothers who want to work out but aren't quite ready to leave their children with a sitter or at a daycare program. If you are a mom and you have a young baby between the ages of 6 weeks through 6 months who are not yet mobile then this class is for you! You can bring your little one to class and let the baby stay in their infant carrier right next to your yoga mat or allow your baby to lay down on a blanket while you practice yoga. What happens if your baby begins to fuss? No worries! Our instructor, Kelly Wala, who will be leading this class is very understanding and supportive to the needs of motherhood, will allow you to tend to your baby and you will also gain the support and understanding of the other moms who are sharing the class with you. After class, stay for 30 minutes of fellowship with other moms and discuss the joys and struggles of raising children over a nice cup of tea and coffee! This class will be offered on Tuesday mornings from 10:45-11:45AM with 30 minutes of fellowship from 11:45-12:15PM.

We, at Bliss yoga, are excited about all the new offerings and programs that are developing right now (there will be even more workshops and new classes shared over the next couple of months as well!) If there is anything we can do to better serve your needs, let us know! We would love to hear your feedback. 

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Thank you for your continued support and allowing me the opportunity to share my love of yoga with you!
Jennifer Yan