Happy Holidays From Back To Bliss

The entire Back To Bliss family wants to wish you a wonderful holiday season.

Thank you so much for your support. You are the reason we choose to do what we do.

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Happy Holidays!

Here are our holiday hours this year:

  • Christmas Eve: Reception is open until 3pm
  • Christmas Day: Closed all locations
  • New Years Eve: 10-7pm
  • New Years Day: Closed all locations

 

If you can’t stop by or are in a time crunch, you can always purchase gift certificates online from Back To Bliss any time. Its easy, convenient, and you can print gift certificates at your home to include in envelopes or you can email the gift certificate along with any special messages directly to the recipient.

Why I Love Coconut Oil

I have recently rediscovered what is sometimes called the healthiest oil in the world: coconut oil. When I first learned about this superfood, I used it as much as I could and tried to incorpotate it into just about everything! I still am using it because of all the benefits I’ve gotten from the wonderful oil and I will continue to use it forever!

For many years, people have been using coconut for so many different things. Pacific islanders believe the coconut is the cure for all illenss and the palm tree from which they grow is known to them as the “Tree of Life”. In traditional medicine, coconut was used to help heal such things as; bruises, burns, earaches, fevers, lice, rash, sore throat, upset stomach just to name a few. As the years have gone by, modern medicine has discovered even more ways coconut oil can be helpful in everyday life. Researchers have even found that it can kill viruses, bacteria, and fungi!

One of the many ways to benefit from the oil is to consume it! You can use it to cook with, as a subsitiute for butter, incorporate it into smoothies or eat it raw! Coconut oil is lower in calories than other fats and can promote loss of excess weight by increasing the metebolic rate! Another way it can help with weight loss is that it can reduce hunger because of the way the fatty acids are metabolized. Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides which are immediatly transfered into the liver and turned into fuel. Consuming the coconut oil, you can also get stronger bones and teeth because of the calcium it contains. Coconut oil is also a great source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, potassium, magnesium, electrolytes and amino acids.

Another way to use coconut oil is to use in on you skin and in your hair, which is the way that I use it most often! I use it in my hair everyday morning and night; I use it when my hair is wet and when its dry without my hair getting too greasy. Coconut oil contains antioxidants that protect our skin from free radicals, which can slow down the aging process. Another way coconut oil benefits the skin is that it imporves the lipid mositure and acid mantle which helps protect the skin. If you are a person who likes to enjoy the sunshine in the summer, coconut oil is very useful to protect your hair and skin from up to 20% of UV rays! After being in the sun, it is also a good idea to apply it to avoid peeling if you do end up with a burn.

There are SO MANY other uses and benefits of coconut oil, I have just listed a few that I found most interesting. What I love most about the oil is that it is so versitile, eliminating the need for so many different products. Now that you know why I love coconut oil, I hope that you will try it and love it too!

You can find a quality cocunut oil right here at Back to Bliss.  We have Dr. Bronner’s Magic “All-one” Coconut oil for $26.99! The jar is 30oz so it will last you an incredibly long time! You will notice that the product is in a solid form, but liquifies with just the warmth of your fingers! I hope I have given you enough of a reason to pick one up today so you can enjoy these health benefits as well.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Healthy Holidays December Class Schedule

Each December we put together a special class schedule designed to help us maintain our balance amidst the travel, emotion, and food. This year we have a special treat with the addition of a new 200 Hr. Certified Yoga Teacher, Melissa Lange, as well as Wellness Programs being taught by our Certified Acupuncturist, Jocelyn Mitchel.  Click here to read their bio’s.

In a Nutshell

  • Our Healthy Holiday Class Special runs from December 7th to New Years Eve.
  • All Group Classes, Programs, and Workshops that are offered at both locations are included in one special price.
  • Pre-registration will guarantee your spot in class, but all classes are drop-in ready. So, come to as many classes as you can at your convenience.
  • Bring friends when they are in town. All classes can also be purchased for our regular drop in rates.
  • Class times are varied; in part to allow for options on a hectic month, but also to get feedback for Melissa to set up our long term yoga schedule.
  • This is a great sampler. Test some new yoga styles, meet and learn from Jocelyn, enjoy some fun and stay connected to health this holiday month.
  • Your Healthy Holidays Unlimited Class Pass is non-transferable and will expire on Jan. 1st regardless of attendance.

All For One Low Price

Unlimited December Class and Program Pass – $39 includes

  • 25 yoga Classes
  • 8 Zumba Classes
  • 4 Wellness Discussions with our Acupuncturist
  • 1 Workshop on how to consciously create traditions and spaces filled with your intention.

Registration is Easy:

As part of our new system we will be urging everyone to register and purchase classes online. You can still easily pay and register at the front desk, but our online system gives you greater control over your account and makes it easy to register or cancel yourself from a class. With just a little bit of time you can have a Booker App on your phone (Apps for both Android and Apple are available) and have links to your account on your computer.  From there you can see our schedule and the passes you have purchased very easily.

Continued Evolution Of Classes

We have been working hard to implement some big changes to the way that we schedule and organize our classes. Most of those changes are made possible by our booking system, but we have revamped everything so that beginning in February we will have greater flexibility in the way we schedule, the ways you can purchase passes, and where and when you can sign up for classes.

This month we are unveiling two of these changes to our classes. First, there is a new way to purchase classes called the Unlimited Pass. Beginning this February we will have options for our regular class participants to purchase 7 Day and 30 Day Unlimited Passes. These Unlimited Passes can be purchased at any time and will begin and end from the date of the first use. This option will make it affordable for you to really commit to a fitness program and makes since for anyone taking more than three classes a week. Our Healthy Holidays special will be sold as our very first Unlimited Pass.

The second change we are implementing is in the length of our yoga classes. We will be changing all yoga class times to 75 minutes. This will part of a general movement to separate the 60 min. fitness classes and the yoga classes in structure. In the past, we merged the times of regular fitness classes and our yoga classes to match the capacity of our booking system. Now that we have both a more capable booking system and an additional certified yoga teacher, we will get back to offering the deeper components of relaxation, breath work and meditation that set yoga apart.

Wellness Class Descriptions

Wellness Talks with Jocelyn – Free & Open to Drop In as well as Healthy Holiday Unlimited Passes

December 7th, 6pm – Digestive health

December 14th, 6pm –  Cold and Flu Prevention and Natural Treatment

December 21st, 6pm – Stress

December 28th, 6pm – Fatigue / Energy