Birds, Ice and Hiking in Sooke : Vlog 50

by Melissa West on January 16, 2017

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Vlog in Sooke We started our week exploring the paths of Sooke Pot Holes Regional Park. The views there are breathtaking and I hope you enjoy them. We have been experiencing a cold front bringing unusually cold temperatures to the West Coast. On Friday we spent some time in Beacon Hill Park. I show you some […]

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Special Yin Yoga Class with Kassandra ​Today’s Yoga with Melissa class is a collaboration and features a special guest, Kassandra from YouTube channel Yoga with Kassandra. Kassandra has kindly filmed a yin yoga class for all of you. This beginner friendly yin yoga class is a fantastic way to give your joints some TLC. Yin […]

Yin Yoga, Massage and Aromatherapy for Energy

by Melissa West on January 11, 2017

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Yin Yoga and Aromatherapy It is winter and you may have noticed you have a strong desire to withdraw and hibernate. This is a natural tendency at this time of year as nature turns inwards and the days are shorter. The days are literally colder and there is a natural tend propensity to contract in […]

Ice in Victoria: Vlog 49

by Melissa West on January 9, 2017

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Victoria BC Vlog We started out our week and our year climbing on the rocks at McNeil Bay. Wednesday morning I spent the morning doing “office work.” It continued to be cold outside, even the fountains in front of the Parliament Buildings froze! I sewed an apron for a Facebook livestream that I did on […]

Yoga with Melissa 365 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies: Inner Balance and Abundance

January 6, 2017 Advanced Yoga Class
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Balance and Abundance Yoga with Melissa 365 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies: Inner Balance and Abundance Brahmacharya and Aparigraha As we come into the New Year we enter a time when we have excessive expectations from our body. We want extravagant gains financially, professionally, and for our lives in general. We desire unreasonable […]

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New Solutions for Restless Leg Syndrome

January 4, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Restless Leg Syndrome Jeanette from our membership community asks: Hi Melissa, I have a yoga student who is suffering from restless leg syndrome are there any yoga poses you would recommend?? She says she has a hard time getting to sleep at night. Many thanks in advance, Jeannette xx ps. I just treasure my membership […]

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Thank you for your support through Dressember : Vlog 48

January 2, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Thank you : Vlog 48 We started our week with a hike at China Beach. Trinity and I wanted to go to Mystic Beach, but Tim tricked us into China Beach. It was a wet and damp to your bones day in B.C. China Beach has a lot of stairs! The waves were huge. I […]

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How to Balance in Dancer Pose: Yoga with Melissa 364

December 30, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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How to Balance in Dancer Pose I would recommend that our members do the upper back rehydration sequence before this class. As we are making the transition from 2016 to 2017, one of the many reasons to sit out or dance could be your balance system. As you know so far from our series, your […]

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20 Reasons Why you DON’T Need a New Year’s Resolution if you ALREADY Practice Yoga

December 28, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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20 Reasons Yogis DON’T Need a New Year’s Resolution Warning this page may take longer to load as I’ve put up lots of video links for you. It’s almost that time of year again. That time when everybody sets a new year’s resolution and starts the self-improvement projects. But if you already practice yoga, and […]

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My surprise Christmas Gift from the family : Vlog 47

December 26, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Christmas Week Vlog This week is all about getting ready for Christmas. Thank you so much for your support for Dressember. Because of your support our team has raised over $2,000 so far to help end human trafficking. If you are still feeling in the Christmas spirit you can donate here. I’ve grown so much […]

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