Bliss’ yoga journey began when she was 5 years old doing downward dogs with Lilias Folan. Every afternoon, after kindergarten in Southern California, she would run home and turn on the television to catch the last part of Lilias’ yoga show so she could “sit like a pretzel” and “growl like a lion” before Sesame Street came on. Not having a clue as to what amazing tradition she was practicing at the time, it would be years later Bliss realized that teaching yoga was indeed, part of her dharma.
Now, her practice consists of a blend of Ashtanga and more therapeutic forms of yoga, with a twist of Iyengar’s penchant for good posture. While Bliss offers a variety of class styles, her favorite classes to teach incorporate the restorative and meditative styles of Ananda Yoga® and Svaroopa Yoga® woven into her own style of the restorative tradition.
Bliss is currently registered with Yoga Alliance as e-RYT 200, receiving official certification from The Expanding Light for Ananda Yoga®. She has also studied in the Svaroopa Yoga®, Ashtanga, Iyengar and Kundalini yoga traditions.
Bliss is also an author, musician, Reiki Master and licensed massage therapist. As well as yoga, she teaches Reiki trainings throughout the country and continues to write and perform kirtan.
ChantDance – Sonic Bliss, her latest musical release, offers a fresh mix of “East meets West” with its world beat grooves and kirtan style lyrics. She has also penned the book Empowering Your Life with Yoga, published by Penguin/Alpha, and produced the acclaimed yoga instructional CD, Yoga for Deep Relaxation.
Her holistic approach to health and wellness, coupled with her diverse artistic background bring a uniquely personal experience to those who participate in her sessions, classes and workshops.
Balance, in mind, body and spirit are essential to Bliss’ personal life and she is grateful for the opportunity to share this way of being with her students everywhere.