One Year of Vlogging or What Locals do in Victoria B.C. : Vlog 52

January 30, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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What Locals do in Victoria B.C. It is the one year anniversary of this vlog. To celebrate we decided to show you around some of our favourite things to do in the city we live, Victoria B.C. I started the vlog in the Inner Harbour. You will see a busker behind me on the busker […]

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Yoga with Melissa 368 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies, Yoga for Stillness, Relief from Nervous Agitation

January 27, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 368 Are you exhausted, worn out, spinning your wheels, going in every direction, multitasking without getting results, anxious, restless, tense, nervous, fearful, agitated, sleepless, or a bundle of nerves? Then this class from our moving at the speed of your body series is for you. “Out of deep stillness, movement is created.” […]

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Yoga and Herbal Tea for Adrenal Glands

January 25, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Adrenal Glands Today I am going to share with you one of my favourite Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary Teas, called Adapting Gems along with some yoga poses to help your adrenal glands. Adapting Gems is a herbal tea that fortifies and restores all the major energy centres in your body. What are adaptogens? Adaptogens are […]

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Vlog 51: What should we do for our birthday?

January 23, 2017 Vlog
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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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Yoga with Melissa 367 How to Balance in Hasta Padangusthasana or Standing Hand to Big Toe Pose

January 20, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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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 […]

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New Solution for Tinnitus

January 18, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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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 […]

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Birds, Ice and Hiking in Sooke : Vlog 50

January 16, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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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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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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