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by Melissa West on June 7, 2018

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Yin Yang Yoga Chronic tightness in your neck and shoulders can lead to shortened ligaments and a restricted range of motion, in short pain and stiffness in your neck and shoulders. In this yin yang yoga class for neck and shoulder pain we will start with yin yoga. The yin yoga portion of this yoga […]

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Neck Pain Relief Today we have a special returning guest on Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa, Rachel Richards is back to give you the best self massage techniques for your neck pain. If you are wondering how to give yourself a neck massage then Rachel is here to show you the best self massage for your […]

It is time to say goodbye – Vlog 123

by Melissa West on July 16, 2018

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Goodbye After 6 years we have given it a lot of thought and have decided it is time to say goodbye. Today we have travelled up to the top of Mount Tolmie to look back and honour this transition with a goodbye ritual and ceremony. We wanted to share this time with you to reflect […]

Oceanside Yin Yoga | Myofascial Meridian Neck Pain Release | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 444

July 13, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Oceanside Yin Yoga Myofascial meridians are tracks of myofascial tissue that distribute, strain, facilitate movement and provide stability throughout your body, including your neck. These ¨meridians¨ are are a map that Tom Myers created of the fascial system. When it comes to your neck there are a few myofascial meridians that affect your neck. The […]

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3 Ways to Reinvent Your Iced Lattes: Iced Chai Latte, Iced Turmeric Latte, and Mermaid Lemonade

July 11, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Iced Lattes Are you looking to spice up your iced latte repertoire? If so, stay with me, because in the rest of this video and vlog we are going to make some super, fun iced lattes and one lemonade that are healthy for you too. #1 Iced Turmeric Latte Iced Turmeric Latte Recipe Ingredients: 1 tsp […]

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High Tea in Beacon Hill Park (Alternative to the Empress) – Vlog 122

July 9, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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High Tea in the Park This week we take our cue from one of my yoga students Lucille and pack our fine china to have high tea in Beacon Hill Park. This is a perfect budget-friendly alternative to high tea at the Empress hotel here in Victoria B.C. We spread out our Mexican blanket in […]

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Essential Yoga Nidra for Insomnia 25 mins | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 443

July 6, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga Nidra This 25 min essential yoga nidra for insomnia will help you to fall asleep and takes you through a guided relaxation technique for deep sleep. This full yoga nidra guided meditation for sleep and insomnia will help to calm your mind and relax your body so that you can not only fall asleep, […]

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3 More Ways to Make Iced Matcha That You Don’t Know

July 4, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Iced Matcha A few weeks ago I showed you how to make iced matcha 3 ways. Click here to watch In this video and blog post I am going to show you 3 more ways to make iced matcha latte that you might not have thought of yet. Today I am excited to show you […]

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Galloping Goose Trail on bikes from Sooke Potholes to Leechtown – Vlog 121

July 2, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Galloping Goose Trail This week Tim took me on a surprise outing. We decided to avoid the crowds of people in downtown Victoria for Canada day and head out of town. We packed up the bikes and headed towards Sooke. All I knew was that we were going to ride the Galloping Goose Trail. I […]

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How to Relax with Restorative Yoga at Home in 60 mins | Yoga with Melissa 442

June 29, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Relax with Restorative Yoga As a Ph. D. in communications and cultural studies, I am continually reflecting on the ways that the culture we live in is mediated by the communication systems through which we consume our lives and how that transforms our individual experiences, our everyday life and our relationships. The constant demands to […]

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