Yoga Philosophy – BlissBlissBliss Membership Massage and Yoga in Morgantown, WV Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:54:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Yoga Philosophy – BlissBlissBliss 32 32 Master Craft: The Art of Sequencing and Theming Yoga Classes Wed, 01 Apr 2020 19:14:11 +0000 By Heidi Sherwin

Note: With COVID 19 impacting all gatherings, this class is going to be held online through zoom. Contact Heidi at ( for the details. This 3 hour session will start Wednesday, 4/22, 5 – 6:30pm and resume Thursday, 4/23, 5 – 6:30pm. This class is 3 CEU hours
Think about a recent yoga class that seemed to flow seamlessly, leaving you in a state of grace, confidence and bliss. Recall the personal reflection that was ignited through the instructor’s craft for weaving together concepts, inspirational storytelling, and clear postural guidance. Would you like to learn ways to amplify your yoga classes or home practice with similar care and attention to the art of sequencing and creating themes?

In the Master Craft workshop, you will gain a deeper understanding of the following:

  • Ways to cultivate an accessible space for self-inquiry on the yoga mat.
  • Theme development: from selecting a theme to introducing and articulating it throughout the arc of a yoga class.
  • The art and science of combining multiple yogic techniques in a special way to craft a meaningful class sequence (ie: postures, breathing practices, mudras, meditations).
  • How to create a series of classes that thematically thread together with attention to adaptation and progression within each practice.
  • Ways to calibrate physical, mental, and energetic balance from start to finish via intelligent selection of preparatory, central, and counter postures.
  • Recommendations for integrating themes and significant sequencing into any style of yoga practice, including Gentle Yoga, Power Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Prenatal Yoga, and more!
  • Tips for master crafting a meaningful, sacred home practice, whether you have 15 minutes or an hour

The workshop is open to current yoga teachers or anyone looking to create a regular home yoga practice. Knowledge of basic yoga postures is a plus. Please bring a journal and favorite writing tool.

Questions? Contact Heidi:

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Price: $70

3 CEU contact hours available

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Mysore & Guided Half Primary Ashtanga Fri, 24 Jan 2020 21:30:33 +0000 Rachel Dyer

Zach & I have seen our yoga practice grow so much since beginning our Ashtanga Yoga journey. We have traveled to other cities and even Mysore India to learn from the masters. We love this practice so much that we have put a “Mysore Club” with the daily weekday practice offering on the schedule at bliss. I hope you will experience what we have with the Ashtanga style of yoga.

About The “Morgantown Mysore Club”

In the “Morgantown Mysore Club” – named after Mysore, India, the city in South India where Ashtanga Yoga originates – we offer two traditional styles of Ashtanga Yoga classes. We offer guided classes, where the teacher guides you and all students in the class together, and Mysore-style, a self-paced class wherein students receive individualized instruction in a group setting.

Mysore – Starting Monday, March 16

Mysore: Named for the city in South India, Mysore-style is a self-paced yoga class wherein students receive individualized instruction in a group setting. It is the most intimate and personal way of practicing yoga. Students receive more instruction and attention in the beginning, then eventually receive assists and adjustments only when needed. This class is held every Monday – Thursday, 5 a.m. – 7 a.m. Come in anytime during that time period, as long as you can complete your practice by 7 a.m. No experience with yoga necessary. First-timers, please allow 25 minutes. Please do your best to come to class at least three times per week in your first month.

Guided Half Primary – Starting Monday, March 20

Guided Half Primary: In this yoga class, the instructor guides you and all students together up through navasana in the Primary Series, followed by back bends and closing postures. Varying options for many postures are offered, making this class accessible to all levels. This class will be held on Fridays 5:30 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.

Note: There will be no classes held on New Moon and Full Moon days. Check the BlissBlissBliss class calendar to confirm when there is no class due to a moon day. Either Zach or Rachel teach on a daily basis, with Rachel teaching the majority of classes.

We Also Teach Ashtanga Yoga Monday’s at 5:30PM:
Ashtanga is generally thought of as structured sets of postures practiced vinyasa-style. The method coordinates movement with breath and steady gazing with the eyes. There are three groups of Ashtanga Yoga movement sequences: the Primary Series, which is also known as “yoga therapy” and cleanses the physical body; the Intermediate Series, the purpose of which is cleansing of the nervous system; and Advanced Series A – D, which develop strength and grace. This one-hour led/guided class is a modified Half-Primary: we begin with sun salutations followed by the standing postures, then move on to the Primary Series, back bending, and closing postures. This class is conducted in the traditional Sanskrit count. Appropriate for all levels.

Stay Tuned For Our Book Discussion:Every month or month and a half, depending on the book we’re reading, we meet for approximately an hour and a half to discuss a book relating to the subject of yoga. Check the BlissBlissBliss Facebook page to see which book we’re reading, and check the BlissBlissBliss calendar for the Book Discussion date and time.

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YES! This class accepts our yoga passes, yoga memberships and walk-ins are welcome. We have mats and props (no rental charge) and you do not need to register to attend.

]]> Do You Mean “This Body” Can DO Yoga? Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:25:53 +0000 By Tonya Madia

Have you looked at pictures of people doing yoga and wonder if you can too? Has life circumstances put you in a place where you want to get into yoga?

Our bodies are ever changing and evolving. Circumstances related to acute or chronic illness, injury, health conditions, or the process of aging create for us a body that may feel quite new and different than the body we were once used to inhabiting.

Adapting to and accepting this new body is crucial to well-being. The “New Body” yoga class is purposefully designed for anyone who has felt an impact on their yoga practice, after surgery, illness or birthdays.

This 60-minute class is held Mondays at Noon and will focus on modifications geared specifically to learn the capabilities of your new body. Breathing and guided meditation techniques are also incorporated to promote molecular changes which result in beneficial changes to mental and physical health and lead ultimately, to an even NEWER body, one that is freer from the pain and limitations.

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This class accepts our yoga passes, yoga memberships and walk-ins are welcome. We have mats and props (no rental charge) and you do not need to register to attend.

Ganesha’s Trunk Show: Ayurvedic Consult Mon, 04 Sep 2017 18:46:28 +0000 The Mini Ayurvedic Consultation is a perfect intro to YOUR constitution.

This session includes a dosha questionnaire and assessment of your constitution. Your constitution has two components, your general constitution (Prakruti) and present condition (Vikruti). Pulse and tongue examination are a few of the tools used to refine your session. You will leave with general recommendations for diet and the best lifestyle routine per your Prakruti and Vikruti.

Love this topic? Explore if a DETOX is best for you?

7 More Reasons To Come to Bliss Each Week Sun, 02 Sep 2012 14:22:14 +0000 By Elizabeth

We have 7 Amazing new classes on the schedule in September!

  1. Sundays starting 9/9 Andrea adds a 8:30-9:30AM Ashtanga Flow Class
  2. Emily adds Dharma Flow two Sundays at 3PM in September and then moves to weekly in October
  3. Mondays starting Labor Day Lila adds Power Flow at 4:30PM
  4. Mondays starting Labor Day Rebecca adds a 6 Week Class called Yoga Mechanics at 7:15PM
  5. Tuesdays at 8:30 AM Elizabeth offers a Yoga For Beginner class. We Have Childcare available during this time!
  6. Wednesdays Lila adds Power Flow at 5:30 – 6:30PM
  7. Thursdays are a perfect evening for learning Mantra with Elizabeth. See you at 7:15PM

Mondays starting 9/17 Stephanie extends her Vinyasa class to be 1 hour in length.
Adrian Kettering has Yoga Kids back on the schedule Tuesdays from 4PM till 4:45. This class is full but Contact her at if you want to register your child for the next class.
Kundalini Yoga on Thursday mornings tweeks the time to start class at 8:30AM

Kriya Yoga Meditation & Initiation With Guest Ryan Kruczak Sun, 04 Mar 2012 01:10:01 +0000 By Ryan Kurczak

Have you read Autobiography of a Yogi, and been inspired to learn and practice the meditation techniques of Kriya Yoga, as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda?
Do you seek divine peace and knowledge in life, and long for it to flood your every day circumstance?

If so, you are invited to join me on Monday April 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 7 PM to 8:30 PM for a Kriya Yoga TeleClass.

About the Kriya Yoga Teleclass
This class will teach basic Kriya Yoga wisdom as shared in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. We will review lifestyle recommendations to make the most of your meditation and spiritual practice. We will also learn preliminary meditation techniques to prepare you for initiation into Kriya Pranayama Meditation.

About the Kriya Yoga Initiation Service
Initiation is a beautiful ritual that helps create the sacred space around your intention to follow a Kriya Yoga mediation practice. On May 31, you are welcome to participate in the Kriya Initiation Service from 7-9 PM at BlissBlissBliss.  At the service you will be initiated into the Kriya Techniques mentioned in Autobiography of a Yogi, and connected to the lineage of gurus – Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar, Paramahansa Yogananda, and Roy Eugene Davis. Participation in the TeleClass is required to participate in the Initiation Service.

Fees and Offerings:
TeleClass Fee: $33.00
Initiation Service: Donation Basis

To Register:
Contact Ryan at 828-423-6636 or for more information or to register.

All classes will be recorded and available as an MP3 download.  So if you miss a class, you can listen to it later.

Presenter Information: Ryan was first initiated into Kriya Yoga by Roy Eugene Davis in 2000.  He has practiced and studied Kriya Yoga every day, since that time.  In 2005, Ryan was ordained by Mr. Davis, and authorized to teach and initiate others into Kriya Yoga. To listen to appropriate talks, by Ryan, on this divine science, please see Listening to these talks will also serve as useful preparation for initiation.

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