Time: 7:00 am - 8:00 am; Instructor: Kalie Boshara
A.M. Power Vinyasa
Time: 9:15 am - 10:30 am; Instructor: Maria Varonis
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am; Instructor: Maria Varonis
Double-Team Your Practice
Refine and advance your practice in this class taught by two favorite teachers at Lifesource Yoga in Akron. Guaranteed adjusting and quality teaching will make this double-team approach both helpful and fun!
Protect the back by strengthening the core muscles of the abdomen and those muscles surrounding the spine. This pilates class employs props to aid students in improving muscle tone, balance, and flexibility. Join Debora for a fun hour of mindful pilates.
This new class presents an assortment of yoga styles that are tailored to the abilities of the students present. It offers an opportunity to be introduced to many different types of yoga including hatha, slow flow, and vinyasa, with some yin and restorative poses to induce deep stretching and relaxation. The combination of breath with movement is highly encouraged, leading to a blissful state of mind. Come to this hour-long class before work, or just get a great start to your day! No prior yoga experience necessary.
Pranayama and Meditation
Purify the body, mind, and intellect and make your respiratory system function more efficiently. That is the benefit of pranayama- the conscious prolongation and retention of the breath. Following guided breathing exercises, students will be encouraged to still the senses and make the mind calm and peaceful.
This is a very challenging and cardio-intensive class that links breath and movement in a flowing sequence of postures to build internal heat. The room is hot to help relax and detoxify the body while establishing mental clarity, strength, and flexibility. Prior yoga experience is recommended.
Offsite Corporate Yoga
Lifesource Yoga will come to your site and conduct the class of your choice. Bring wellness into your jobsite and witness the benefits to employees and your business.
Karma Kids Yoga
This children's class, designed for ages 4-11, is fun and develops concentration, strength, confidence, and self-control! Yoga teaches children about their bodies and how to honor their uniqueness. Age appropriate yoga postures, movements, and relaxation techniques help to create supple, strong bodies that can adapt to the dynamics of life. Additionally, Karma Kids yoga stresses concentration and self-esteem, helping children make good choices in their lives. Each class ends with basic relaxation and a gentle foot message.
Introduction to Yoga
Do you want to begin yoga classes but are not sure where to start? This class is designed for you. Learn the breath, body positioning, alignment in common yoga poses, and physical and mental benefits of a safe and fun practice. One does not have to be new to yoga to attend; this class is a great one for those who want to confirm that they are doing the poses correctly in more advanced and faster-moving classes.
This class is designed for students who are new to yoga and for those who want a class that focuses on stretching and breathing exercises to open the mind and body. Students will learn basic asanas and how to align the body in a safe and beneficial manner while in the poses. This class is also excellent if you are returning to yoga after a hiatus or rehabbing from an injury and want to reintroduce yourself gently to yoga practice.
FREE Food Donation Community Class with LSY Teacher Trainee
These classes will be a mixture of different yoga styles and be led by teachers or teacher trainees. The teachers will rotate weekly. Food and/or financial donations will go to the Akron-Canton Food Bank.
This All-Levels Hatha yoga class includes the relaxing and rejuvenating touch of massage. This class is designed for persons with and without prior yoga experience. Use the breath throughout this moderate level class to stretch, build heat, and then cool off in a relaxing sivasana.
This 90-minute class focuses on proper alignment and the physiology of classic yoga postures to make it strenuous and rewarding. Repetitive practice of asanas with modeling and instruction helps students understand correct positioning and the benefits of the postures. Inversions are a part of this class, with modifications offered for individual comfort. Yoga philosophy is included.
Yogi Pro Private
Customize your practice by scheduling a private class with your favorite teacher. This class will reflect your needs and desires and can range from gentle to learning more advanced postures. Your practice, your teacher, your timeframe... what more could you want?
This class will help stretch the deep connective tissues of the body in a way that a normal yoga flow cannot access. Postures will be held for several minutes with assistance from props as needed. Refine your postures while settling deeply into the meditative benefits of your practice.
This class is a 60-90 minute flow-based class that takes students through many Vinyasa sequences. A vigorous flow of postures set to build stamina, strength, and flexibility in a moderately-heated room. This class allows for variety but will always include Vinyasa sequences between asanas. In this class, students expect movement that is synchronized to the breath, often one breath, one movement. Prior yoga experience recommended.
Slow Flow with Massage
This is a mindfulness-based class that combines yoga and slow breathing into one class. It is a sequence of poses that includes Sun Salutation, standing poses, and floor postures. This class increases strength, flexibility, and balance in the body. Slow-flow uses breath awareness to train the mind to be still, intensely alert, and fully present. The teacher will use her massage training to assist students in releasing tight muscles and relaxing while in poses.
Restorative yoga is a well-planned sequence of nurturing physical postures based on yoga that help heal the effects of chronic stress. The antidote to stress is relaxation. Resting deeply is the objective of restorative yoga. The body and mind must both relax and release stress for deep rest to be achieved. Props provide support for a trusted release. The restorative sequence is designed to move the spine in all directions. A well-sequenced practice also includes an inverted posture to reverse the effects of gravity. Restorative Yoga balances one's energy, helping the practitioner relax by feeling neither overstimulated nor depleted.
Discover the physical and mental benefits of prenatal yoga during pregnancy and after giving birth. Learn the poses that are safe and good for your body and that of your developing child's. Regardless of your trimester, practice a safe and rewarding series of asanas. Enjoy the final relaxation as an additional benefit. Increase calm and openness as you approach your new life.
An all-levels class taught with an emphasis on linking breath with movement. Yoga Basics awakens the joints and muscles and increases flexibility, strength, balance, and circulation. Learn proper positioning and alignment in this class as the poses are taught conscientiously. Hold poses for multiple breath cycles to allow muscles to release and extend. This class requires no prior experience; it offers experienced and new students a well-rounded yoga practice.
Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it- pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic- or the reasons we seek it out- a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management- massage can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Melissa Ferrato attended massage school in 1996 at Arizona School of Integral Studies.
Her training involved a variety of modalities including Swedish massage, shiatsu, connective tissue, cranial sacral, reflexology, polarity therapy and reiki. She is interested in alternative therapies that treat the whole body and encourages people to find natural solutions to correct imbalances and counteract stress.
Patricia "Tusti" Ranftl, LMT since 2006.
Teaching yoga since 2000, her focus is on the complimentary practice of Ayurvedic massage. She is also experienced in deep tissue, pregnancy massage, hospice and geriatric massage. Janet Weyls
Why Schedule Reiki Meditation?
50-minute session - $50; 30-minute session - $30
Every person is made up of cells, blood, and organs.
Within these tissues lies a force of life that keeps you moving and alive. This life force, or energy can sometimes become out of balance, or cause emotional and physical distress. Reiki is a transfer of healing energy that helps balance your own energy and keeps your mind and body healthy.
Reiki is used to help heal physical, mental, and emotional disease and helps with growth and self-improvement.
During your 30-minute or 50-minute session, universal life force is transmitted through meridians and chakras (pathways of energy) and distributed throughout your entire body. This subtle, yet powerful practice keeps you relaxed, calm, and feeling great throughout your day!
The Raindrop Technique
uses high quality, pure, organic, therapeutic-grade essential oils which are dispensed like little drops of rain from a height of about six inches above the back, mixed with a variety of very lightly massage techniques along the vertebrae and back muscles, the technique is designed to bring the body back into structural and electrical alignment.
Often many types of spinal problems and misalignments are caused by toxins that lie dormant within the spine.
The use of therapeutic-grade essential oils is meant to help dispose of these viruses from within the spine, helping its structure return to normal. Feels great!
It is a full supported, one on one therepuetic session. While resting comfortably on a futon mat, you are guided into a deep state of meditation. By engaging in a specific dialogue with your body, chronic stress, fears, pain, and past emotions can be released. As unproductive patterns are cleared from the body, healthier, more powerful thoughts and beliefs are affirmed. This therapeutic process includes suggestions for life practices that support your desired outcomes. You receive the personal guidance needed to make meaningful change in any or all areas of your life...and at a pace that is comfortable for you. Initial session involves an overview of the body's energy centers. Following sessions delve deeper into specific healing work. A full series of this empowering process involves the body scan and seven in-depth sessions.
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
Lifesource Yoga is Akron’s most diversified community yoga studio. To us, yoga is more than an exercise- it is a way of life. By using the breath to initiate and accompany traditional yoga postures (asanas), you, the student, can find a path to inner peace and spiritual wellness. With regular practice, you can expect increased strength, flexibility, toning and lengthening of muscles, and improved physical fitness. The most beneficial aspect of yoga may be the mental and emotional calm and clarity you will achieve as a result of your practice.