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Opening to All of Life with Yoga Often we come to our spiritual practice as a way out of our troubles, as an escape from our mental anxiety or our physical pain altogether. Spirituality can often be presented as a way to escape from our lives. This kind of teaching actually strengthens the aversion and […]

What is Missing from Most Yoga: Teaching Part 1

by Melissa West on June 21, 2017

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What is Missing from Most Yoga? If you’ve ever wondered about my real feelings about my experience with yoga classes online and off, then stay tuned. Hi I’m Melissa from Yoga with Melissa. I offer Real Yoga for Real People. We are all about connection. Connection with a teacher and teachings that allow you to […]

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Silent Meditation Retreat Lessons Last week I was on an eight-day silent meditation retreat. We sat in meditation for eight hours a day. We were in silence throughout our retreat which included no reading, writing, or use of technology such as cell phones or computers. Outside of thanking all of you again who made this […]

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Dancer Pose We tend to identify with a limited sense of self and this causes us not only a lot of suffering but it also causes us to miss a lot of our lives as they are actually unfolding. Our bodies, emotions, sensations, awareness and experiences are always changing so we do not actually exist […]

Another Mudra and Aromatherapy for Headaches

June 14, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Headache Relief Today I am going to show you another mudra and aromatherapy for headaches Hi I´m Dr. Melissa West, host of Yoga with Melissa, real yoga for real people, yoga so you can move better, feel better and connect with your true nature. If you are new here, I put out a new video […]

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Full Body Yin Yoga from Head to Toes an All Levels Class : Yoga with Melissa 387

June 9, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Full Body Yin Yoga with Aprille Today we have a special guest on Yoga with Melissa – Aprille Walker from The Yoga Ranger Studio. Aprille offers a variety of practices online including Yin Yoga, Restorative, Flow, Pranayama (breath regulation) and Meditation. Aprille invites a turning inwards and quiet reflection in her yoga classes. Her yin […]

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Summer Favourites: Yoga Classes for Summer

June 7, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga Classes for Summer If you are looking for my top picks from almost 400 yoga videos for the summer months, your must-do yoga classes for summer, then this short video is for you 🙂 Hi I´m Dr. Melissa West, host of Yoga with Melissa, real yoga for real people, yoga so you can move […]

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What to Expect on a Silent Retreat : Vlog 70

June 5, 2017 Vlog
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Preparing for a Silent Retreat Over the next week I am preparing to go on a week-long silent retreat. There are not many places in our culture that encourage silence or stillness. In fact there we are mostly immersed in noise and busy-ness. I begin this vlog by exploring two places of quiet in my […]

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Yoga with Melissa 386 Heart Stabilization Series: Cycles

June 2, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Cycles Those of you who have an ongoing yoga practice will recognize that your spiritual journey is a endless journey of transformation. Today´s hatha yoga is about the cycles on our path. Whether these cycles come from our inner needs or our external circumstances we can respect the changes that these cycles bring about in […]

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Summer Yoga Reading Plus Giveaway!

May 31, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Summer Yoga Reading If you are looking for some great summer yoga and meditation reading, then this video is for you 🙂 Hi I´m Dr. Melissa West, host of Yoga with Melissa, real yoga for real people, yoga so you can move better, feel better and connect with your true nature. If you are new […]

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