The Bliss Effect! If you are looking for one of the most dynamic yoga experiences of a lifetime, look no further! Bliss Yoga has arrived! The Bliss Yoga Accra studio, nestled in Accra’s premier luxury hotel, the Movenpick Hotel, is known for its out of this world, music infused fitness experience with a spectacular view! Globetrotters and hipsters alike, call it there home away from home.
Vinyasa The studio teaches primarily, the Vinyasa style of yoga, is a style of yoga that incorporates the weaving together of yoga postures, in a fluid sequencial rhythm. It is extremely aerobic and dynamic. Good for the heart and body overall! Bliss Yoga Accra teaches an open level class, which is great for students who are new to yoga or have practiced before. Also look out for additional styles of yoga classes, which will be added to the calendar in the near future. We celebrate all forms of yoga practice and look forward to bringing you more!
Yin Yoga The perfect combination of deep stretching and complete relaxation. This class is a wonderful complement to an active practice and is suitable for everyone. It lengthens ligaments, softens joints and relaxes the back. A great antidote to an active day.
Ashtanga Yoga is – Simplicity of Movement, Stillness of Mind, Strength and Silence of the Soul. The Ashtanga approach is composed of energetic series of poses linked to the breath, vinyasa (movement sequenced with breath and rhythm), Drishti (a visual focal point), bandhas (internal energy locks/valve restraints) and meditation to ground the body in muscular strength/flexibility, mental focus and eventual realization of our beautiful selves. It is often referred to as the original ‘power’ yoga. Ashtanga uses sun salutations to build heat and detoxify the body and then moves through a series of poses designed to heat, clean, open and purify the body and mind.
In the class the teacher will modify the sequence to help beginners. The course follows the main line of the Primary Series (1st Series). The 1st Series realigns the spine, de-conditions negative body/mind patterns and allows the body to cleanse. In these classes the teacher takes more time to dive deeper into the fundamentals of certain postures. The style of practice was created by Sri K Pattabhi Jois, a student of Krishnamacharya.
A session typically starts with every practitioner resting in Savasana, and begin with Kapalabhati and Anuloma Viloma, preceding rounds of Surya Namaskara, before the standard program of the 12 basic asanas. A session averages 90 minutes, and the traditional program may be followed flexibly by the instructor, allowing for some variation.
About The Owner – Nana has practiced yoga for over 15 years. A dreamer, risk-taker, globetrotter and adventurer, she has worn many hats in her career, including that of a Manhattan District Attorney, Wall Street banker, artist, fashion designer, fashion model, yogi, and proud mother of her young daughter – in her time. Having spent several years in the banking and legal industry, and working hundreds of hours in busy, deadline-driven and often hectic and stressful workspaces, Nana continues to benefit first hand, from incorporating wellness into her entire life. Along her way, she has discovered that self-care isn’t just something that makes you feel good, it’s a critical factor in happiness, work performance and sanity. She believes that “living your best life now,” and eliminating stress should be a global priority – life is short – live it now!
The Technical Stuff – A certified, qualified international Yoga Alliance member, Nana received her yoga certification from the Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, in New York City. Her study of yoga includes meditation, ayurvedic nutrition, restorative yoga, prenatal yoga and kids yoga. A city dweller and art museum fanatic at heart, Nana received her B.A.in Visual Arts and Art History, from Columbia University, in New York City, and her Juris Doctor from the American University, Washington College of Law, in Washington, D.C.
The Good Stuff -Nana, spent her childhood in Southern Africa, and through her yoga practice, draws inspiration from her travels to such places as India, Brazil, Switzerland, Paris, Turkey, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Madrid, Barcelona, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Zambia and, her present love – Ghana! Join us! Take the first step. It’s your life. Follow your bliss. On the mat. A healthier life awaits..!