Introduction To the ABC’s of YOGA w/ Mara Ina Healy What a fantastic Saturday to have so much knowledge shared by such an impactful teacher! Looking forward to our 200hr Teacher Training! Visiting Holy Cow for Gunas,Twists & Ayurveda study! Kouroush Kashani visiting & sharing his extensive knowledge during his workshop: “Yoga for Healing” Teachers that […]
Click on Learn More Tab to View Complete Schedule! Schedule is subject to change with Special Events & Guest Instructors! DAILY SCHEDULE MONDAY : 8-9am Beginner Pilates w/ Kim 10-11am Beginner Yoga w/ Melissa 4:30-5:30pm Yin & Flow w/ David 6-7pm Beginner Yoga w/ Melissa TUESDAY: 8-9am Weighted Pilates w/ Kim 9:30-10:45am Vinyasa w/ Melissa & Katie […]
Southern Bliss Yoga offers a variety of classes mainly in the Vinyasa Yoga tradition (linking breath with movement). We offer various morning, mid-day, and evening classes throughout the week. The current class schedule can be viewed and/or downloaded on the schedule drop down tab. Please read carefully through our class descriptions to determine what classes will best suit your individual needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you on the mat soon:) peace & light, Melissa
Teaching @ Health & Wellness Fair for The District! What fun instructing this amazing group at our Adult Education facility In Sumter! Bliss Zumba Instructors & I attending a Health Fair for BD!! I am giving a Health & Wellness Talk at Tuomey’s Baby Fair!
My New Normal
‘I am in my mid-thirties and spend long hours sitting at a computer. I have had chronic neck and back pain for several years in concurrence with daily headaches, which became my normal. I tried Southern Bliss Yoga in search for a new normal ‘pain relief’, that hindered every aspect of my life. I decided to begin with private sessions with my trainer Melissa McIntosh in order have someone focus on my particular health goals, but I did not anticipate instantaneous results and the genuine attentiveness. To my amazement, after just one class I was pain free and given the knowledge and support to incorporate yoga practice into my daily life. In result, I have not had back pain or headaches, which has brought renewed clarity, energy, and enthusiasm. I am so grateful to Melissa and the Southern Bliss Yoga Studio for the gift of health, my new normal.’
- Jayme Trujillo
8 years ago when I was a travel nurse in Tucson, a good friend of mine had been begging me to go with her to a yoga studio. I told her I hiked, went to Pilates, and worked out at the gym and I did not need any other “work out” added into my routine. She bought a 10 class pass for me to her studio for Christmas which forced me to go since I did not want to waste her money. It was not long before I was calling her regularly asking when we were going to yoga again. What I did not realize was yoga is more than a work out. A yoga studio can be anything you need: A community, a support group, a place to make new friends, a place to sit quietly on your mat without anyone bothering you, and so much more.
When I moved to Sumter from Columbia, I was very nervous about leaving my yoga community there, much like a child on the first day at a new school. I was so overwhelmed by the love and acceptance I felt my first class at Southern Bliss. I was welcomed with so many smiling faces and a warm hug from the instructor. I knew immediately I had found my new community. In my time at Southern Bliss, I continue to be impressed with all of the teachers. Every one of the teachers has so much knowledge and there is a wide variety of classes to fit whatever mood I am in, whether that be a physically demanding class or one where I can relax on my mat most of class. I feel so blessed to have Southern Bliss in our community!
- Michelle Francese