Uncategorized – BlissBlissBliss https://www.theblissblissbliss.com Membership Massage and Yoga in Morgantown, WV Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:26:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6 https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cropped-Bliss-Logo-620x425-1-32x32.jpg Uncategorized – BlissBlissBliss https://www.theblissblissbliss.com 32 32 How To Use Your Gift Certificate https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/blissmas-gifts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=blissmas-gifts Fri, 25 Dec 2020 22:08:10 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=7093 By Elizabeth Halliday-Reynolds

Did you get a Bliss Gift Certificate? What a beautiful way to start  the new year off!

We love it! We might be just as excited as you.

While our certificates never expire, we are going to encourage you to not hold off from scheduling your bliss. Imagine how relaxation moves through your body and creates space for calmer interactions with others. Imagine the transformation that starts within, just by feeling good.

We want to give a quick tour on how to use that gift certificate.

  • If you got a pdf version of your gift certificate, the bar code has a number on it that can be used in replace of booking with a credit card. If you got one of our in-house versions, you might see that number hand written on the back.
  • Know that if you loose your certificate we can find it in our database. It will be in your name and cross referenced from the name of the person who purchased it for you. If they made it out to “Mom”, we can still find it sorted by their name.
  • If you just want to call and book by talking with a real a person, I do answer all voice mails. Leave me a message here (304-413- 0270). If you call from a cell phone, our robot will try and help you book until I get to you. You can type “speak to a receptionist” and I will get to your message as soon as I can.
  • Sometimes people are not sure which service is best for them. Give me a call, I am happy to listen to what you need, what you love and find the best fit.

Our booking site sorts our services like so:

Consultation | Events | Intuitive Services | Massages | Spa | Therapy | Wellness or Integrative | Yoga

You can follow each category to find the service you would love to book and then book that way.

If you want a different view to navigate, try this one that might be better optimized for browsing from the cell phone.

Know that we just are not set up for drop in. While you might find a same day massage or bodywork appointment, the best option is to plan ahead

THANK YOU for supporting our collective of small bliss businesses. While it may look a big facility, we are really a bunch of heart centered skilled professional yoga teachers, massage therapists and bodyworkers. We each individually set our own hours and work together to make the bliss space warm, inviting and homey enough for you to find the space to flow and transform.

Unlike most larger businesses in our industry, we do not have reception. We prefer to make lasting relationships with you and each of us support the bliss shop before and after our sessions. I am happy to schedule a bliss shop visit for you to come in and browse at your leisure.

Being in Bliss is extraordinary and we all believe that you deserve this!

We can’t wait to see you soon.

BlissBlissBliss

Elizabeth

What is in the Bliss Shop: Crystals, Incense, DoTERRA essential oils, DIY supplies, face and body care items, Faire trade textiles from Hilos_co, Hand poured candles, Grid cloths, Inspirational decks, yoga props and supplies, cards, journals and more. We try to fill our shop with relaxation inducing goods from makers who are USA made and small batch. We are not big box, but our prices are fair and represent a deep support of our community. 

How to arrange virtual shopping and curbside pick up? Leave me a message by calling 304-413-0270 or send us an e-mail at staff@theblissblissbliss.com. Since I am a working massage therapist and yoga teacher who also sees clients, I do not keep shop hours but I do answer all messages left for us. If no message is left, I do not call back.

Follow us on Facebook to see the latest new classes, new products and other information. Don’t have Facebook? Look at the Schedule page on our website and scroll down to see our FB posts there (bottom right corner).

See you at BlissBlissBliss!

 

 

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2 Hour Sessions With Marilyn Hastings Of Guided Service https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/marilyn-hastings-guided-services/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=marilyn-hastings-guided-services Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:35:17 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=15559 When an experienced therapist get creative, you get some much more! No two bodies are alike. Perhaps your body needs these Marilyn inspired sessions.

Marilyn’s 2 Hour Chakra Balancing & Massage: Experience a 1 hour Custom Massage, followed by 1 hour of Reiki Energy Healing on the energy centers (7 chakras) of the body. Marilyn’s Custom Massage uses a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Technique, Reflexology, Sports Massage and Aromatherapy Essential Oils, to help resolve those problem areas. Relax longer and align your Body, Mind & Spirit!

Duration: 120 minutes  |  Cost: $210  |  Book Your 2 Hour Chakra Balancing Massage Here

Because Marilyn’s custom massage is outstanding. I always leave BBB in a much better place in my mind and body than I arrive in. – Ann

Marilyn’s 2 Hour Custom Massage: Experience “2 relaxing hours” of therapeutic massage!. With your key body issues in mind, Marilyn uses a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Technique, Reflexology, Sports Massage and Aromatherapy Essential Oils, to help resolve those problem areas. Book yours now! Relax longer and align your Body, Mind & Spirit!

Duration: 120 minutes  |  Cost: $210  |  Book Your 2 Hour Custome Massage here.

Great experience. Marilyn was amazing! – Tracie

Spiritual / Life Coaching and Grounding Reiki

This session offers guidance, conversation and nourishment for the Soul! Any area of challenge that you would like assistance from the higher intuitive perspective. Marilyn offers healing through the wisdom of the Soul, for clarity and understanding. This session also includes grounding Reiki on the head, shoulders and feet.

Duration: 90 minutes | Cost: $105 | Book Your Life Coaching & Grounding Reiki Session

PS: Marilyn also leads a Monthly Guided Meditation: Read More Here:

Marilyn makes everyone who comes to her class feel welcome. She has such a powerful presence you can feel when she walks around the room during meditation. The singing bowls and also very relaxing. – Sabrina

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Extra Extra: Bliss Newsletter https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/newsletter_blissblissbliss/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=newsletter_blissblissbliss Thu, 23 Jul 2020 13:22:22 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=16709 August 2020 Edition
See You Soon!
We are working on some new things that will be announced in the next few weeks, so keep opening our mail.

Need A Creative Breakthrough?

Monthly Meditation Is Back

Missing That Loved One?

Session Spotlight & Special Price Thru August 31.

We listened! One drawback to starting an at home yoga practice is access to all the yoga props. The second place where we falter is crafting a session that is unique to our goals. What if you had all the props and you also have the formula on what makes a well rounded class? Read More about this special … 

If you have not been able to find the right opening for bodywork, or you want to come in and shop (we have some free CBD samples with purchase), please call in and leave a message (304-413-0270).

We want to highlight a few “No Mask” options:

We are launching more video classes. Stay Tuned For Our “Living Seasonally” Launch, a Mask On Yoga Class, A Virtual Yin From Your Favorite Zen Master.

Bookmark our Events Page.

If you want to browse our gift shop and are not coming to a private session or yoga class, give us a call to arrange a time. We do love your business, but have never been able to financially support the just “stop in” method. Remember that a message on the phone is required for us to call you back (304-413-0270).

 

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Prepare for Takeoff – Inversion Workshop https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/prepare-for-takeoff-inversion-workshop/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=prepare-for-takeoff-inversion-workshop Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:04:53 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=10339 Saturday, January 11 1-3pm $25
 

Find yourself wanting to play around a little bit more with inversions and arm balances? Often we don’t take the time to break these poses down in a regular vinyasa flow class. But you are in luck because during this workshop we will get to take our time exploring not only these poses but the many variations as well!

Some options we might explore:

headstand
handstand
forearm balance
chin stand
crow
side crow
astravakrasana
eka pada koundinyasana I/II

We will make a list at the beginning of class of what we want to work on based on what YOU want to learn… because this is your workshop! This will be an all-levels workshop. Some yoga experience is required but beginners are absolutely welcome. Yoga Teachers can earn Continuing Educations Units for this workshop.

Register Online Here!

 

Remember: **Workshops tend to sell out quickly. Early registration is highly suggested as space is limited. Payment is made when you register. Sorry, no refunds. If you can’t make it to the circle, please send a friend in your place.**

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AMPLIFY your Teaching: Workshops to enhance and expand the yoga teacher’s tool-kit https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/yoga-teachers-tool-kit/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=yoga-teachers-tool-kit Fri, 11 Oct 2019 19:40:42 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=16234 By Heidi Sherwin

Are you ready to expand your teaching techniques to offer even more awesomeness in your yoga community? Do you feel you could use a boost to refresh your classes? The Amplify Your Teaching workshops will enhance your teaching tool-kit, expand your scope of service, and ignite even more focus, passion, and confidence in your yoga teaching so you may better serve your students.

Save the Date for the 2020 Series:

All workshops will run 6:00 – 9:00pm at BlissBlissBliss and provide 3 CEU contact hours.

Price: $70/Workshop

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Let’s Learn Ganesha’s Mantra – And Feel The “YES” https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/mantra/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mantra Tue, 25 Jun 2019 20:00:29 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=9344

 

​Ganesha is said to be the remover of all obstacles. The fun thing about his mantra is understanding what the words mean.
With this understanding your chant enlivens the high vibrations around you that support you in your daily life. This brings forward all of the possibilities inherent in your chant.
The Ganesha Mantra is a perfect mantra to learn and chant when you are starting a new chapter in your life, or undertaking an fresh adventure. You will also love the positive feelings around success, prosperity and good luck that this mantra brings.
Singing mantra in a group is so fun. Before we chant together, we will learn what each of the words means, have a chance to practice them and also learn what some of the iconography of Ganesha represents. It is always helpful to visually know what your chant represents. After learning the Ganesha Mantra we will consecrate with a group chant in celebration of Ganesha’s Birthday.
Mantra is a sound, syllable, word or group of words that are used to create transformation in the mind and body. In the Vedic tradition certain mantras are used to bring the individual a focus in their lives such as abundance, health, compassion.

Cost: $19

Date: Monday Sept. 2, at 6PM

Register to hold your spot. 

]]> Pushing “IT” Down And Other Ways To Self Sabotage https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/selfcare_revolution/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=selfcare_revolution Sun, 24 Feb 2019 20:24:06 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=15842 By Elizabeth Halliday-Reynolds

Ask yourself, “Why Am I NOT Happy?”

Is your answer, “I’m stressed, or I’m too busy”. Count the times you say these words to yourself! And true, stress is epidemic. Stress they say is the cause of 90% of ALL diseases. So yes stress is a form of self sabotage. And guess who is actually in charge of self sabotage? Yes! You.

Self sabotage means everything else comes before you do. Your heart gets trampled, your priorities take the back seat, your light gets dimmed.

This Pushing it down, staying busy, everyone first, plow through, I’ll rest later mindset does not fit

There is a “Self Care Revolution” happening and it starts with you
By now, you are saying that “THIS” too busy, too stressed sate has gone on long enough.
You have experienced that the “pushing it down”, the staying busy, the everyone first, the “I can plow through” and “the I’ll rest later” mindset is making you not only stressed but sick too!


When the countless migraines, the emotional upheavals, the reactive stress response, have left us in a puddle, we suddenly KNOW. We have gotten really clear. Because the countless cups of coffee don’t give us the energy we need nor do the end of the day glasses of wine support better sleep.

Getting Creative With Self Care – Now the Fun Begins!

If you are going to get excited about self care, you are going to want to get creative with your time and resources.

Step 1: Make Your Love & Joy List – The experts recommend that you get a piece of paper and make two columns. Column #1 is Self Care that costs Money and Column Two is Self Care that is relatively free. This is your daily, weekly, monthly self care list.

Step 2: Grab that planner of yours and see where you can plug these in daily and weekly, monthly etc.

Relatively free could be an epsom salt bath with essential oils, reading a book, chatting with a friend, taking a meditative walk. Something to plan and budget for might be Yoga, massage, reiki. The point is, self care should not be for when you retire or when you can afford a vacation.

Look at ways you can simplify your life and your possessions. It takes money to accumulate possessions and time and money to keep them. If caring for “things” are getting in the way of self care rituals, consider a regular purge.

Step 3: Be Accountable To YOU. Self Care takes practice. It takes time on your calendar. Perhaps you are a private person, perhaps you want this self care thing to be your secret plan. Do try to let someone close to you know what you are up to. They can be your accountability partner. Perhaps they will want to have a self care plan too. You can share notes, and successes and check in weekly to make sure you are not letting “I am too busy” be in charge instead of you.

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7 Questions You Might Have About Ashtanga Yoga https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/ashtanga-morgantown/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ashtanga-morgantown Sun, 24 Feb 2019 17:39:05 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=15828 By Elizabeth Halliday-Reynolds and Rachel Dyer

People often have questions about what it means to follow a particular “STYLE” of Yoga. Rachel and Zach Dyer teach and practice the Ashtanga style of yoga. Rachel and I started this discussion that captures some of the questions people ask. We thought you would enjoy the conversation.


What is Ashtanga Yoga to you?

“Ashtanga” is the method of yoga I practice. The word “ashtanga” can be broken down into the Sanskrit terms “astau,” which means eight, and “anga,” which translates to “limb.” So ashtanga yoga is eight-limbed yoga. The eight limbs are defined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: (1) yamas, or ethical guidelines for engaging in the world around us; (2) niyamas, being internal disciplines and guidelines for self-care; (3) asanas, aka postures; (4) prāṇāyāma, or breathing; (5) pratyahara, also referred to as sense withdrawal; (6) dhāraṇā, or concentration; (7) dhyāna, or meditation; and (8) samādhi, or absorption/union.


When you started practicing this Ashtanga sequence, what was the draw?

I was captivated from the first time I ever tried a traditional ashtanga yoga practice just a little over two years ago now, which was in my basement, by myself, watching an online video. The online video was a 77-minute led full primary featuring Kino MacGregor on Codyapp, now known as Alo Moves. It probably took me about 15 or 20 minutes to figure out that many of the Sanskrit words Kino was using were numbers. She was counting. This counting had a meditative quality to it, which is one reason why ashtanga yoga has been referred to as a form of moving meditation. I was also so inspired by these beautiful postures, yet I could not do half of them. I called Zach shortly after Kino did garbha pindasana, at which point I was just watching in awe, and said, “You have to see this…” I wanted to be able to do these postures.
After that, I started not only a dedicated posture practice but also reading a lot about ashtanga yoga. I learned that there are six set sequences, beginning with the primary series, and that practitioners ideally practice Mysore-style five days per week in the morning, and take a led/guided class one day per week. To practice Mysore-style, named after the city in south India, the practitioner memorizes the sequence and practices at his/her own pace. This allows for individualized instruction and practice.

Some people say they do not like ashtanga yoga because the sequences are set, but I consider it a gift of the practice that I can not only go at my own pace but also never really need to think about what is coming next. It makes my practice a meditation in motion.


Do you consider Ashtanga a “practice” or a “tradition”?

Ashtanga is often described as a “method” of yoga, but it also fits neatly within the meaning of both “practice” and “tradition.” A practice can be defined as “the actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method, as opposed to theories relating to it.” Pattabhi Jois, known for popularizing ashtanga yoga in the West, is often quoted as having said that yoga is “99% practice, 1% theory,” and, “Practice and all is coming.” There are various, in-depth interpretations of these quotes, but I think in simplest terms he meant that yoga is something that can only be learned and known through practice. As to tradition, the word tradition can be defined as “the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way.” Within the ashtanga method, there is great emphasis on the teacher-student relationship, and the practice is transmitted from generation to generation in that way, also known as parampara. This makes ashtanga yoga a tradition.


How does your practice give you roots to your daily life?

Having developed a dedicated practice sets the tone for each day of my life. I wake up at 4:30 a.m. five days per week to do my practice before work. In order to do this, as I previously mentioned, I make it a priority to eat health-promoting foods all day and get the requisite amount of sleep necessary to function well at that early hour and with a clear mind. I believe that all of this has improved my mood, lessened depression and anxiety, made me less reactive and attached to the external, among other things. And this is, after all, what Yoga Sutra 1.2 says yoga is: “The restraint of modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga” (Satchidananda translation). It is a form of lifestyle medicine. In taking care of myself, I get the chance to possibly make a difference, even if it is slight, by making ethical decisions in my everyday life. I get the opportunity to share this practice, which many have gone even further to describe as “life-saving,” with others. There is something special about watching the benefits of this practice materialize in students and others.

How has this tradition changed your yoga practice?

Prior to practicing ashtanga, I practiced other styles or methods of yoga on the mat sporadically and basically whenever I felt like it. Through the ashtanga method, I cultivate a dedicated and disciplined practice on the mat and beyond. And as to the postures, now I practice the same postures daily, but the practice rarely feels the same as it did the day before. In practicing the same postures habitually I clearly see progress as well as setbacks.

What is Yoga to you? Is it a postures practice or a spiritual practice?

Yoga, for me, is a practice for optimal wellness – mental, emotional, and physical. And although yoga is a personal practice, yoga has become part of a special bond I share with husband, Zach, who is also a dedicated practitioner. Even though we each have our own practice, we often practice together to assist and inspire each other.
Although most of us begin the practice of yoga with postures, as the postures are the most tangible form of the practice, yoga is not just the practice of postures. While there is a lot to be said about the postures, as they are valuable in and of themselves, the practice of yoga postures can be so powerful as to also lead to examination and cultivation of other aspects of our lives.
For example, when I was playing college sports, prior to having ever practiced yoga, I was exercising on average 4-5 hours per day at the collegiate level. Up through that point in my life, I ate and drank whatever I wanted with no regard whatsoever to the damage I was doing to my health. I even took a little a pride in being able to eat anything yet still look fit. Although I appeared lean, and I am thankful for the immeasurable benefits that came from those sports and the wonderful people I am privileged to have gotten to know through them, I had not been making personal decisions with my wellness in mind.
Sometime after my career in those sports came to an end, I picked up yoga. Inspired by graceful and strong yoga teachers and practitioners, I started practicing the postures. In practicing the postures, I naturally became curious about the other limbs of yoga, as the postures are only one of eight limbs of yoga. In doing so, I sought education in and have gradually shifted towards a whole-food, plant-based diet, as advocated by the likes of Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Neal Bernard, and Dr. T. Colin Campbell, among others. I also make sure I get the sleep I need at night to get up early and do a posture practice with a clear mind.

As such, I have not only advanced in some yoga postures, but also, more importantly, my overall physical health, emotional wellbeing, and mental state have improved. This is attributable, at least in part, to the practice of yoga, which began with the postures.

What has been the most surprising thing you have discovered in following the ashtanga tradition?

One thing I have discovered in practicing is that I am capable of more than I thought. To this point, I never quite understood how people advanced so well in their practices. Although it is not without struggle, the practice can unlock potential. And if I can do it, so can you. As Pattabhi Jois has said, “Anyone can practice…”

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Energy Work At Bliss: Reiki & Polarity https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/energy-work-bliss-reiki-polarity/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=energy-work-bliss-reiki-polarity Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:32:12 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=15338 Ever wonder about Energy Work and how it can affect your overall state of being in balance?

Reiki and Polarity are 2 of our Energy Work services that help the body be in balance.

Each service is known to de-stress, help the body reconnect to homeostasis and offer a light touch (hands placed on specific points), fully clothed experience. We offer Polarity and Reiki as stand alone services but did you know that we also offer Reiki and Polarity combined, Reiki and Polarity with 2 therapist, and Reiki with Massage.

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Kaitlyn’s Illuminating Spring Facial Is A Limited Time Only Special https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/kaitlyns_facial/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kaitlyns_facial Fri, 09 Mar 2018 20:32:29 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=15049

“Kiss dry lips goodbye. Quickly moisturize and soften your pout. You’re left with perfectly prepped lips, ready to make up and mouth off.” – Patchology

Get your glow back! – With Kaitlyn’s Illuminating Spring Facial! Say goodbye to Winter’s dry, dull skin! Enjoy an invigorating scrub that will exfoliate and polish your skin, followed by a relaxing face, neck, shoulder, and scalp massage! In this just perfect for spring facial, you will experience a nutrient packed masque that will brighten your complexion by absorbing Vitamin C, Licorice and Grapefruit Seed Extracts right into to your skin.

And guess what? To extend these wonderful results, you get to take home your pick of a Rejuvenating Eye Gel Masque, or a Hydrating Lip Gel Masque!

“Puffiness. Fatigue. Dryness. Enter the fast fix for tired eyes, featuring Caffeine and Hydrolyzed Collagen. Look like you got your full 8 hours every day!” – Patchology

This Special Spring Service is Bookable March 21st through June 20th. Kaitlyn is at Bliss Wednesdays and Fridays. If you need an appointment on a different day send a message to staff@theblissblissbliss.com

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