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Transitions This past weekend in our Monthly Motivation Meetup, one of our members, Sandrine, spoke about how she takes time when she gets home instead of rushing to the next thing. She makes a ritual of it. She takes off her hat and and her coat and she sits down for a moment or two. […]

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Yoga for Immunity Your lymphatic system is an important part of your immune system. Your lymphatic system is a drainage system. It collects excess fluid from all over your body and moves it through your lymph nodes so that these fluids can be filtered. The harmful organisms are trapped and destroyed by specialized white blood […]

Christmas Trucks in Victoria : Vlog 44

by Melissa West on December 5, 2016

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Dressember We began the vlog this week filming Yoga with Melissa 360, a class on How to Balance in Half Moon Balancing Pose. In this class we talked about how our energy is not always constant and how it waxes and wanes, just like the moon depending on the time of day, phase of the […]

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Half Moon Balancing Pose As you learned in Yoga in Melissa 354, your balance relies on your vision, your proprioception and your vestibular system. Your body takes in these signals from your vision, proprioception and vestibular system through nerve impulses through special nerve endings called sensory receptors and sends signals to your brain. In this […]

Herbal Tea and Yoga Classes for Immunity

November 30, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Immunity Tea Hi it’s Melissa and today I’m back with Melissa’s Medicinal Teas and Tinctures. Today I am going to review Immune Boost by Harmonic Arts. I have been drinking a lot of this tea lately since I have been struggling with a cold.   This is a tea that you infuse, that is simmer […]

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Supported by the Earth : Vlog 43

November 28, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Vlogging in Victoria We started our week with a walk with our hiking group Nature Victoria Explorations and James did some creative trail exploration 🙂 We hiked through the most incredible and gorgeous forest. The forest was alive with colour and diversity. We were on a hike with one woman who was fascinated with fungi […]

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Yoga with Melissa 359 Yoga for the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga to Help Fight Violence Against Women November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Together we can take our yoga off our mats to create a culture that rejects violence as a way to deal with problems. Through our yoga practice we cultivate the resources to speak up against […]

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Victoria YouTuber at YouTube Creator Event in Vancouver

November 21, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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YouTube Creator Event in Vancouver This past Friday November 18th 2016 we were invited by YouTube to attend a YouTube Content Lab in Vancouver. The Youtube event was for Youtube creators to meet each other and help improve their Youtube channels. We got up super early on Friday morning to catch the first ferry from […]

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Yoga with Melissa 358, Moving At the Speed of Our Bodies: The Pressure Of Our Lives

November 18, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Pressure This is Real Yoga for Real People so you can move better, feel better and connect with your true nature, Welcome to A Brand New Series Moving At the Speed of Our Bodies, Today’s Class is called: The Pressure of Our Lives We have an incredible amount of pressure in our lives. Our schedules […]

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Gratitude for Practice : Vlog 41

November 14, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Vlog in Sooke On Wednesday we decided to take a day to regroup and go exploring in Sooke B.C. Mother Nature is such an amazing healing balm. It felt as though the ocean waves and river were washing away all the cares of the world. We went to Sheringham Point Lighthouse for some more gorgeous […]

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