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Yoga for Sleep Not getting enough sleep can cause a lot of problems in our lives from a weakened immune system, not being able to think straight, having trouble remembering things, weight gain, more fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin color, and marked looseness of the skin. Even more seriously if you do not get enough […]

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YouTube Rewind Every year YouTube Rewind does their year in a review through a video recap of their year´s most viral videos, events, memes and music. This year I thought I would do a YouTube Rewind of my own channels for 2017, going back over the top 10 videos of 2017 on both Yoga with […]

Festive Guide to Victoria BC: Gingerbread Showcase

by Melissa West on December 11, 2017

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Gingerbread and S’mores Over the next few weeks we are going to be sharing with you are favourite festive traditions in Victoria BC. One of our favourite things to do each year is to go to the Gingerbread Showcase. This event brings together professional and amateur bakers from all over Vancouver Island. The event is […]

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Intermediate Yin Yoga One of the most requested classes in the world of yoga and especially yin yoga are yin yoga sequences for your hips and hip openers in general. Probably the most important point to start with is that the range of motion in your hips are the result of your unique bone structure […]

What Yin Yoga is Best for Lower Back Pain?

December 6, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Lower Back Pain Hi I’m Melissa from Yoga with Dr. Melissa West, we´re all about We are all about connection, connection to a teacher and teachings that allow you to connect with your True Nature and a community of people that are dedicated to a genuine path of spiritual transformation. If you are new here, […]

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Festive Guide to Victoria BC: Christmas Truck Parade

December 4, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Christmas Truck Parade Over the next few weeks I want to share with you my festive guide to Victoria BC. These are our favouite things to do in Victoria B.C. at Christmas. Victoria really gets into the holiday spirit every year with lots of parades, decorations and fun things to do for the holiday season. […]

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Beginner Yin Yoga 60 min | Mindfulness | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 412

December 1, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Mindfulness – Yin Yoga Norman Blair says ¨our mind is like a chimpanzee in a cappuccino bar.¨ We are intensely stimulated in our consumer culture to want more, buy more and consume more. We are inundated with commercials that keep our mind occupied with messages that preoccupy our mind with feelings of unworthiness and the […]

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​30 minute ​Yoga ​Class ​for Back Pain Relief with Special guest Shima Flow Yoga

November 29, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Back Pain Relief Today we have a special guest on Yoga with Dr. Melissa West, Jodi from Shima Flow Yoga. Jodi is going to take us through a 28 minute yoga practice with poses to relieve lower back pain. Lower back pain affects millions of people every day and can be caused by many things […]

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4 Days until Dressember! The high cost of fast fashion and Ethical Alternatives

November 27, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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4 Days until Dressember With only four days until Dressember I joined my friend, fellow Dressember team member, Sherry Scheideman (and clinical counselor here in Victoria BC) and we headed to Ola Dubois pop up shop. My husband, Timothy West was the photographer for the event. Dani from Ola Dubois www.oladubois.ca combines her passion for […]

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Beginner Yin Yoga 60 min | Meridian Energy | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 411

November 25, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Meridian Energy Meridians are the energy channels or pathways through which our chi, energy or prana flows. These pathways are often described as waterways that feed the fields of our bodies or rivers of energy. Traditional chinese medicine calls them meridians. Ayurvedic medicine and yoga refers to them as nadis. There are twelve major meridians […]

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