Vlog 51: What should we do for our birthday?

by Melissa West on January 23, 2017

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Vlog 51 Birthday Ideas? We started our week with you at Government House filming some new one minute videos specifically for instagram. I am going to be filming some one minute videos on how to do certain yoga postures, contraindications, modifications and variations for instagram. We started relesing those this week. If you don’t already […]

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Standing Hand to Big Toe Pose Today we are continuing our balancing series, with a continued focus on our vestibular, proprioceptive and visual systems. Proprioception means your skin, muscles, and joints all contain sensory receptors (proprioceptors) that are sensitive to stretch or pressure in the surrounding tissues. It helps your brain recognize where your body […]

New Solution for Tinnitus

by Melissa West on January 18, 2017

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Tinnitus Help The other day I was looking for a mudra for a yoga class I was doing on balancing  and I came across the Shunya mudra in episode 354. This excited me because over the years I’ve had a few questions about tinnitus and not a lot to offer my students. The reason why […]

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 […]

Beginner Friendly Yin Yoga Class with Kassandra: Episode 366

January 13, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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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 […]

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Yin Yoga, Massage and Aromatherapy for Energy

January 11, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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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 […]

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Ice in Victoria: Vlog 49

January 9, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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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 […]

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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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