Category Archives: yoga

  giveaway : yoga in the park

It’s a busy week over her in blogland! So many happenings around town, so much summer fun and planning for those long weekends with friends. It’s gonna be a great summer in the 216 I can just tell!

One thing I am really looking forward to is the second annual series of Yoga Rocks the Park which kicks off this Sunday morning. The organizers have put together an entire summer series which includes teachers from various studios around town coming together on Lincoln Park in Tremont to practice together, focus on wellness and enjoy the tunes of area musicians. Tickets ($12 in advance, or $15 the day of) and directions to Lincoln Park in Tremont are available at:

Would you like to practice (rain or shine) with lots of other Cleveland yogis because I have an incredible giveaway today! Comment on this post or tweet me “@iheartclev I’d love to practice all summer in the park with @YogaRocksCLE.” and you’ll be entered to win a season pass to Yoga in the Park 2013. Winner will be notified by Friday end of day so make sure your mats are ready, water bottles filled and stretchy pants ready for a few downward dogs. Good luck!

  weekend fun

Looking for fun stuff to do this weekend? I have two especially sweet things you might want to check out..

First is the monthly Friday night “MIXup : Apocalypse” event at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The event begins at 5 with cocktails, music, art and an opportunity to explore the current exhibitions. Starting at 7 the Theater Ninjas will present their first CMA performance of The Excavation, an interactive theatrical examination of the life, death and resurrection of Pompeii. This apocalyptic event continues at 8:45 p.m. with the live electronic beats of the headline act, Teengirl Fantasy, the Oberlin graduate duo who Interview Magazine notes “know how to carve a danceable moment and hold onto it for a seven-minute song and a whole set.”  So bust out your best Warhol-artsy-party-pants and get your groove on Friday night at CMA.

On Sunday (after you get all your Saturday errands done) head over to Chagrin Yoga for a special workshop presented by Dave Romanelli on yoga and CHOCOLATE! I’ve taken a few classes from the traveling guru before, not only is his music spot-on, his wise words and suggestions enhance my practice and my heart. This weekends class not only features a chocolate treat at the end of the two-hour journey, it also open your mind and your intentions on being especially more present in your every day activities. For more information or to sign up give Chagrin Yoga a ring today, spots are filling up.

Happy ALMOST weekend!

  Day 3 : Inner Bliss Yoga

Hello & Namaste Cleveland.
Another fun day of giveaways here at iheartcleveland!

During the holidays is it hard to make time for “you?” Does your workout, your alone time, meditation and spiritual needs, do they all fall to the side in place of holiday hustle and bustle?

Have you ever tried Yoga? A state of wonderful deep stretching and strength training paired with meditative deep cleansing breathe partnered with a state of peace and well being?

I’ve been practicing for almost ten years and still a beginner I can’t stress enough how yoga brings me joy, keeps me grounded, makes me stronger, brings me peace and stretches every muscle in my body. Sounds good right?

For Day 3 in the 12 Days of Giveaways, Rocky River studio, Inner Bliss Yoga is offering 5 class passes ($60 value) to one VERY lucky reader. This offer is the perfect opportunity to try yoga, to come back to yoga (“return to your breathe”) or perfect your crow, eagle or tree pose.

At Inner Bliss they offer many types of classes, from child and very beginner to powerflow and hot experiences. Their kind welcoming teachers create an environment of acceptance,  vibe of joy and lots of fun. Their studio (located on the second floor at 19537 Lake Road) invites light and warmth into your daily practice. During these chilly Ohio days stepping into the IB studio warms not only your body, but your soul. Check it out!

“Like” Inner Bliss on Facebook and tell us about your thoughts or experience with yoga. (What do you like? Why are you hesitant? What holds you back? What drives you for more?) and enter to win today!

Please include your email, winner will be drawn on Tuesday December 13th. I can’t wait to read your comments on this one.

p.s. my favorite pose? Happy baby for sure! :)

  Free Yoga!

With all the hustle and bustle in the month of December, seems to me that more downward dog and tree pose would make the holiday “grouchies” subside.

Have you tried Pranayama breathing, otherwise referred to Darth Vader breathing? Wouldn’t you like an excuse to purchase a pair of pricey booty pants? When that crazy shopper cuts you off in line, turn into yourself and meditate how crazy people can be and how at peace you are…okay, that’s a stretch.

Why wait until January to start your peaceful, strengthening, soul opening yoga practice? Join Inner Bliss Yoga in Rocky River THIS SATURDAY, December 4th for a day of complimentary yoga classes.

I plan to try and attend owner, Tammy Lyons, Hot Powerful Flow Class at 10am and then perhaps try a new teacher too! I know a lot of my friends enjoy Robert Moreno (challenging flow, not for the faint of yoga hearts) and Ginny Walters (wonderful with beginners), the studio is filled with talented instructors.

They are hosting this free day of classes as a way of saying THANKS to their students, to the community and to make area yogis aware of their awesome community.

Check out their site for a list of classes. They are a first come first serve, no sign up for the day. Plan to get close with your neighbor, pretend you are at a studio in LA or NYC where packing in 100+ yogi’s is not unheard of. Wear comfy clothes, NO perfume, no socks and plan to arrive 15-20min early to get a spot.

See you there!

  Cleveland Spynga

Do you like to sweat and cycle? Are you a yogi who enjoys a great stretch? There is a new studio in Coventry called Buddhaful Spin which incorporates both spinnng and yoga…it looks incredible.

I haven’t personally been over to the studio yet, although it is on my to-do list. As an avid spinner and yoga lover, I am excited there is this new resource in Northeast Ohio. Explore their website, take a class, spin and stretch….Oooooommmmm.