Intermediate Yoga Class

Restorative Yoga with Self Myofascial Release | Yoga with Melissa 471

January 28, 2019 Beginners Yoga Class
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Myofascial Release Self myofascial release of your plantar fascia, pec minor, erector spinae, subscapularis, and neck will be offered before you go into your restorative pose allowing you to release more deeply into each restorative yoga pose in this class. The ability to release myofascial tension in restorative yoga is greatly increased when we apply […]

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Three Treasures Yin Yoga: Jing, Chi and Shen | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 469

January 11, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yin Yoga In Chinese Medicine Theory there are three things, three treasures that are essential to sustaining your human life. Jing, Chi and Shen. Each of these three treasures contributes to your overall health and well-being. Jing chi is the essence energy which you were born with, inherited from your parents. It is the basis […]

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Yoga Nidra for New Beginnings | Yoga with Melissa 468

January 4, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga Nidra This yoga nidra for new beginnings is perfect for new beginnings and the new year. It will allow you some space for stillness and silence to connect with your deepest Self and discover your innermost needs in a deeply relaxed liminal space between waking and sleeping, dreaming and meditating. In this place of […]

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Winter Solstice Hatha Yoga | Yoga Stories: The Light Keeper´s Box | Yoga with Melissa 466

December 21, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Hatha Yoga To celebrate the shortest day of the year I have a full length hatha yoga class for winter solstice for you this week. This class is a playful class that combines hip openers and standing postures to welcome back the light. This hatha yoga class is extra special because it is accompanied by […]

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Yin Yoga for Holiday Stress Relief | Yoga with Melissa 464

December 7, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Holiday Stress Relief This is a one hour full body yin yoga class to relieve stress for the holidays. The yin yoga poses will focus on the kidney, liver, spleen and heart meridians. Yin yoga is a mindfulness practice that has its roots in Buddhist philosophy. This class will draw on the first noble truth […]

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Yoga Nidra Ocean Meditation: Replenish Your Depths | Yoga with Melissa 463

November 30, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga Nidra Ocean Meditation Today Melissa West offers you a Yoga Nidra Ocean Meditation. This yoga nidra visualization will allow you to escape the swift currents of life and take a deep dive into the regenerative depths of the ocean for which your spirit is so desperately longing. The practice opens with a short excerpt […]

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The Spirit Medicine of Tree Pose | Yin Yang Yoga | Five Element Theory Wood Element Part 3/7 Yoga with Melissa 460

November 9, 2018 Advanced Yoga Class
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Tree Pose We start resting into the support of the earth as we always do. Letting go of the tension of our physical, emotional, mental and energetic bodies down and into the earth like the root system of a tree sinking down into the earth. While trees continually seek to grow and expand upward and […]

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Chakra Yin Yoga with Yin Tonification | Yoga with Melissa 459

November 2, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Chakra Yin Yoga Our energy is so distracted, scattered and fragmented that often we experience insomnia, feel exhausted, burned out, anxious and depleted. In this chakra yin yoga class we will tonify yin at each chakra to build and fortify yin. Instead of searching desperately for energy outside of ourselves this yin yoga class tonifies […]

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Restorative Yin Yoga Sequence | Yoga with Melissa 458

October 29, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Restorative Yin Yoga This 60 min restorative yin sequence is a full class offering the best of yin yoga and restorative yoga. Through props we will apply the first principle of yin and find the appropriate edge, that place where we can experience sensation, but not too much intensity. Too much intensity in a yin […]

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Hatha Yoga Bedtime Sequence: Yoga with Melissa 457

October 19, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Bedtime Yoga This 60 minute hatha yoga bedtime sequence will help to prepare your body for deep rest. Hatha translates as ¨sun and moon¨ yoga means to yoke, to join or unite. In this hatha yoga class we will be connecting with the lunar energy which is more quiet, reflective and receptive than the sun […]

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