Earlier Yoga Episodes

Namaste Yoga 178: Money Can’t Buy Everything

May 17, 2013 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Namaste Yoga 178 Cultural Conditioning Series: Money Can’t Buy Everything an Intermediate Yoga Class : Cultural Conditioning is the social process in which authority figures such as parents, professors, politicians, religious leaders, peers, and the media define our cultural values, beliefs, ethical systems, and ultimately the way we perceive ourselves in the world. Today we […]

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Namaste Yoga Cooks with Kelly Childs and Dr. Melissa West

September 20, 2012 Earlier Yoga Episodes

In this special episode of Namaste Yoga Cooks, Melissa pairs up with her dear friend and extraordinary vegan and raw chef, Kelly Childs. If you want to know how to make hemp milk or why you would want to make hemp milk from a nutritional perspective, this short and sweet episode is for you.

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The Goddess Within

May 16, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes

One of the absolute favourite parts of my spiritual practice and yoga is connecting with my Goddess energy. In yoga, there is a fantastic Goddess pose, Utkata Konasana, that allows us to connect to the personal qualities of the many Goddesses that exist within all of us.   The story of the Goddess that I’m […]

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Episode 80

May 6, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes

This class is the first in a series of yoga stories classes. In this class we will work towards the lotus pose by opening your hips. The lotus is a flower that has its roots in the muddy waters and is used as a symbol for the opening flower of spiritual growth – which can […]

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Namaste Yoga 79 Dharma with Dr. Melissa West

April 29, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes

This week’s class is about dharma: right action and living your truth. Dharma often gets translated as life purpose but I think in our culture that gets read rather narrow mindedly as “career.” Dharma is about the fullest expression of our being, about living the fullness of your uniqueness and passions. What’s more we have […]

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Namaste Yoga 78 Karma with Dr. Melissa West

April 21, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Namaste Yoga 78 Karma with Dr. Melissa West

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Namaste Yoga 77 Samskaras with Dr. Melissa West

April 14, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes

This week’s episode of Namaste Yoga is dedicated to samskaras; the subliminal impressions formed by our thoughts, feelings and actions. According to Nischala Joy Devi, when a thought, feeling or situation arises it will naturally flow into the groove that presents the path of least resistance. Through this week’s practice we will become aware of […]

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Namaste Yoga 76 True Self with Dr. Melissa West

April 6, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes

This week’s class will focus on coming into direct and immediate experience of our divine nature, our true essence. Drawing from the teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras we will use yoga to free us from the drama, the tragedy and the saga created by our minds and experience our true self. When we practice yoga […]

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Namaste Yoga 75: Klesas

March 29, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes

This episode of Namaste Yoga is dedicated to what Patanjali refers to as the 5 causes of suffering, the klesas. According to the Yoga Sutras the mental/emotional causes of suffering are unawareness, egotism, clinging to past pleasure, aversion to past pain and the fear of death. We will explore the concept of kelsas within the […]

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Namaste Yoga 74 Drishti with Dr. Melissa West

March 23, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes

This week’s class focuses on the yoga concept, “drishti.” Drishti means point of focus. It is a gentle gaze outwards that brings awareness inwards. In sanskrit drishti translates as vision, point of view, intelligence and wisdom. The root of the word, “dhr” means to hold, support and keep our mind collected. How perfect is that […]

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