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LifeSource Yoga offering wellness classes, workshops

1/2/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

Shown are students in a yoga class at LifeSource Yoga and Bodyworks.
Shown is a kirtan event, which includes chanting and moving to music.
Photos courtesy of LifeSource Yoga and Bodyworks
BATH — LifeSource Yoga and Bodyworks is a two-year-old studio and wellness center located at 300 N. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Suite 2.

“We offer a wide variety of classes, bodywork resources and workshops for individuals of all ages and experience levels,” said Debbie Watkins, who owns the business with her husband, Charlie Watkins.

Debbie Watkins said yoga classes at the studio range from introductory to advanced and include therapeutic classes.

She said the yoga at LifeSource is not a “gym type.”

“We practice the eight limbs of yoga, and postures and breathing are just two of them,” she said. “We try to help our students function in life from this full path. We include the spiritual side of yoga in instruction. We use breathing, along with movements to calm, center and focus, and to get in touch with our soul or inner light.”

In addition, students are encouraged to set goals for growth and development to help them have a more meaningful and fulfilling life, she added.

LifeSource also offers a program called Karma Kids during the holidays and during a summer camp session. In those sessions, children get a spa day, are introduced to yoga and participate in crafts, stories, drama and other activities.

“We introduce yoga to children in a fun way,” said Watkins.

Several other services are offered at LifeSource, including various types of massages, reiki, reflexology, acupuncture, self-defense classes and reformer pilates, with some of these available by appointment only.

Watkins said LifeSource clients often become part of a community.

“We participate in a giving tree during the holidays, a summer retreat, a yoga hiking weekend and a white elephant/Christmas potluck party,” she said.

Also at LifeSource is a boutique selling yoga attire for men and women, body products, yoga mats, music, jewelry, books and other supplies.

“We have everything you need to enhance the practice of yoga,” said Debbie Watkins.

Beginning in January, LifeSource will offer a Yoga Alliance 200-hour certification program for those who want to teach yoga. For details, contact the studio.

In addition, LifeSource will begin presenting kirtan bands monthly. Kirtan bands offer participants a chance to move, dance and chant to music, according to Debbie Watkins. The first presentation is scheduled for Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. with Narada Wise and the Third Eye Candy Band. There is a cost to participate.

For more information about classes, services and other kirtan presentations, visit www.lifesourceyoga.com or call 330-835-9945.

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