Sheila Burns

Founder & Owner
Restorative Yoga | C-IAYT  Yoga Therapist | Meditation Teacher | Mentor & Coach
Sheila was first introduced to yoga 50 years ago as a warm-up for theatrical performances. Since her first formal yoga training in 2004, she has had the privilege of training with master teachers in the US and internationally including Sally Kempton, Richard Miller, Mukunda Stiles, Dr Vasant Lad, and Dr N Chandrasekaran (Dr NC) of Chennai, India. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and continues to explore this emerging field through regular training with body-workers, master yoga teachers and medical professionals. Sheila is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher E-RYT 1000, a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy C-IAYT and a Meditation Teacher. Sheila Burns founded Bliss Yoga Studio in January 2007.

Chava Curland

Slow Flow | Vinyasa
Chava guides all-level vinyasa flow classes to connect the body, calm the mind, and create movement from the heart. She began a physical asana practice as a child and, over time, awakened to yoga as a system of complete transformation. Chava has explored many body-spirit modalities including Tai Chi, Reiki, 5 Rhythms, ecstatic shaking meditation, and ritual magic. In yoga she found a way to unite aspects of the self within an ancient system that’s a practical guide to navigating modern life. Chava completed RYT 200 training in 2016 at CorePower Yoga, and continues her training at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. Chava is a freelance theater director, mask maker, and arts administrator. She enjoys knitting, reading, swing dancing, and taking walks with her husband and their corgi.

Yoga Alliance Therapy Disclaimer

The therapeutic components of our Restorative Yoga classes and all other yoga classes are based on our teachers’ extensive training, study, and personal experiences. We are trained in healing modalities, including alignment-based yoga, restorative and therapeutic yoga, Positional Release Therapy, energy work such as Reiki, therapeutic yoga for treating pain, trauma-informed yoga, meditation, and our own personal journeys through loss, illness and injury. These techniques are not derived from our teachers’ status as ERYT-500, ERYT-200 or RYT-200 certified teachers with Yoga Alliance Registry.

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