Bliss Fest Kundalini Yoga and Healing Arts

Join us for Bliss Fest 2020! May 22-24


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Fri, May 22, 2020, 3:00 PM –Sun, May 24, 2020, 4:00 PM EDT

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Buckeye Farm • 1201 Old Spears Road • Lenoir City, TN 37772

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Upcoming Bliss Fest Sponsored Events

Bountiful, Blissful, Beautiful: A Kundalini Yoga Social and Potluck

Saturday, February 1st at Knoxville Kundalini Yoga Studio

We will start with a yoga class, then a meditation and gong bath followed by potluck social. Come on out and receive a blissful experience.



Beginning Yoga Series with Judson Nichols

This series is designed for absolute beginners to yoga, but is also suitable for those wanting a refresher or to become reacquainted with their practice after an injury or long absence. Judson will start with the absolute basics and help you adjust based on your body’s idiosyncrasies! The class is targeted to help you, and will get you ready to walk into other classes, including personalized advice for next steps.

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Judson Nichols, RYT

Judson began taking Integral Yoga classes in Athens, Georgia, in 1998. In 2006, after moving to Knoxville, he decided that the time was right to answer along g-heard calling to teach yoga to others. Judson applied and was accepted to Stephanie’s teacher training course in Asheville. For a while, he taught morning yoga classes at the Rush’s Walker Springs and Farragut locations. He also taught at Aravinda from its opening in February 2011 to its closing in May 2012.

He has been teaching at the Glowing Body since it opened in September 2008 and has also taught at Balanced You and the Cherokee Mills Fitness Center since July 2012.

Judson believes that yoga helps us become more aware of ourselves and the habits we get into that make us unwell. In the process of getting stronger, more flexible, more relaxed, and more balanced, we also become more able to let go of the things we don’t need to cling to – stresses, tensions, emotions, thoughts. . . They’re all wonderful things to have — but the accumulation of them is burdensome. By letting go of the things we don’t need, we discover ourselves more able to do what needs to be done, to be whom we need to be.

Settle Into Stillness: Conscious Relaxation Infused with Sacred Sound

Join Jeremy Arndt and Nancy Grzeszak for a supported, breath centered Restorative Yoga practice paired with soothing and healing sounds. The fusion of sound, stillness, and breath will leave you feeling deeply relaxed and rejuvenated. The vibrational experience includes the sacred sounds of the handpan, didgeridoo, multiple gongs, chimes, crystal singing bowls and more. 

Friday, Feb. 7, 7-9PM

Pricing: $40 per person/$75 per couple. 

Connect with patty to secure your seat—text or call 865-951-6024 or email

Event Description:

Restorative Yoga Sound Journey

Join Jeremy and Nancy for a supported, breath centered Restorative Yoga practice paired with soothing and healing sounds. The fusion of sound, stillness, and breath will leave you feeling deeply relaxed and rejuvenated. The vibrational experience includes the sacred sounds of the handpan, didgeridoo, multiple gongs, chimes, crystal singing bowls and more. 

Discover the bliss of surrender as Nancy guides your journey through nurturing restorative shapes supported by blankets, bolsters and blocks. The evening will culminate with a long and inviting savasana as you allow yourself to be carried away by a deep, multi-instrumental experience with enchanting, ethereal sounds. 

All are welcome, no prior experience with yoga necessary.  


Settle Into Stillness 

Settle Into Stillness unites the healing power of deep relaxation with sacred sound. Settle Into Stillness was founded by Jeremy Arndt and Nancy Grzeszak, who met in 2011 and began traveling around the world together, sharing their passions of yoga and music through their Sound Journey events. Settle Into Stillness combines different world music instrumentation such as the handpan and didgeridoo with elements of gong baths and crystal singing bowls, creating an offering that remains entirely unique amongst today’s mindfulness-based musical offerings. 

Jeremy and Nancy are both dedicated yoga students and teachers, living in service of inspiring others to live from their hearts and follow their dreams. In addition to their Sound Journeys, they lead their Conscious Living Retreats worldwide. Past retreats include Bali, Indonesia in 2016 and 2018, Lesvos, Greece in 2017, and Morocco in 2019. 

Social Media:

Instagram – @SettleIntoStillness

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Root to Rise with Whitni Miller

Root to rise is designed with the intention of starting, building, and/or maintaining an arm balance practice. Whether the practitioner is wanting to enter bakasana or press from there to a handstand; I am here for you. Arm balances and inversions are my passion. I wish to share my knowledge of internal dynamics and tools for these asana, with any student that is inspired to root and rise.

About Whitni

Yoga found me 4 years ago. I was seeking a way to claim my body back after having my son and I also found a way to claim my mind. I’ve been practicing under two mentors with dynamically different styles (Christina Gerdes /Viniyoga and Philip Clift/Ashtanga). I enjoying weaving their contrasts with the intention of linking breath with movement to find stillness. My fascination with yoga sparks from the magic found there.

My certifications are nasm personal trainer and animal flow level 1 instructor. My daily practices are yogic on and off the mat. I have completed the 21-month Path Program at Renegade Yoga center and I am, currently, enrolled in Philip Clift’s facilitator training. Outside the studios I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and studying different movement styles. 

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New Year’s Day All Levels Flow with Laura Clingan


Get the New Year off to a great start with a 75-minute power flow yoga class for all levels. Designed to build strength, flexibility, and endurance, this class will link sequences of poses connecting movement with the breath to cultivate concentration and mindfulness. Ring in the New Year with an upbeat playlist and a feel good practice that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on 2020.

Laura Clingan, RYT-200

Laura completed her 200-RYT training in 2018 with Kim Lomonoco at The Glowing Body in Knoxville, TN. She enjoys practicing and teaching power flow, Yin, and gentle yoga. Her belief is that the physical and mental benefits of yoga are attainable for anyone regardless of physical ability. She works to meet her students where they are and encourages self-acceptance and compassion. 

New Year’s Eve

We will close at 6PM. Happy New Year! Welcome 2020!

Sunday Yinyasa with Jill Bartine

Jill’s Yinyasa class is a favorite among her students because it truly combines the best of both worlds. Jill seamlessly weaves together slow flow (vinyasa) and long passive holds (yin) to create the perfect balance of movement and stillness, effort and ease. What a way to wind down your weekend!

Jill Bartine has been a teacher for more than half her life. As a classically-trained flutist who performs with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, her first outlet for her teaching passion was music.  She is thrilled to now include yoga to her teaching repertoire after completing her 200-hour RYT certification in August 2011.  By the fall of 2013, she had already logged over 1,000 teaching hours, which made her eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).  She also holds a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Northwestern University and a Master of Music from the University of Tennessee.

Having never been a fitness buff, Jill stepped into her first yoga class in 2002, and it was love at first sight.  Over the years that she has practiced, she is continually amazed at the benefits yoga has brought to her life – physical fitness, better posture, mental clarity, self-confidence, increased flexibility on and off the mat, and a general sense of peace and gratitude.

Professional musical performance employs controlled breath, body awareness, energy, creativity, rhythmic flow, and harmony — all qualities of a successful yoga practice.  Jill draws upon these elements in her classes, helping her students to feel in tune with their bodies and spirit, and those around them.  She professes to have “yoga ADHD” and constantly seeks new ways to experience poses and offer them to her students in a dynamic, playful way.

Jill teaches power and vinyasa group classes at multiple studios in Knoxville and also enjoys teaching private sessions for individuals and small groups. 

Slow. Steady. Strong. with Megan Fields

Megan’s yoga practice began with VHS tapes (remember those?) in the privacy of her home to pursuing the RYT 200hr certification through Asheville Yoga Center.  She is currently pursuing her RYT 500hr training through Kripalu and recently completed her 200hr meditation training through Sarah McLean Meditation Institute.  Passionate about the benefits of yoga and meditation she enjoys sharing this journey with all ages and experience levels.

Her personal practice includes a variety of styles such as restorative, yin, and ropes wall, but mostly vinyasa flow. Megan teaches Slow.Steady.Strong on Monday mornings at 9:30.

In Slow.Steady.Strong, she’ll invite slow, calming flows and inspiring poses to support you for the rest of the week. Variations will be offered for all, from beginner to more advanced.  Explore your personal edge, be kind and gentle to yourself along the way, and ultimately discover increased strength, flexibility, and resilience in both body and mind. This class is about practicing yoga with purpose and cultivating mindfulness. If you breathe, you qualify. Appropriate for all levels.

Kids Yoga Workshop Mathu Sutharshan and Holly Knowles

Get in on some relaxation time for your child this season with Yoga, self care and more. A non-competitive activity that fosters body awareness and compassion.

Class includes:
Mindful movement • Meditation with breathing
Self-care with skin care • a healthy snack

$25. Call 918-859-7475 to register, payment via Paypal –

Thanksgiving Day – Introduction to Power Flow with Laura Clingan