Hidden Trail & Waterfall Vancouver Island | Chasing Waterfalls Series – Vlog 132

September 24, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Hidden Trail & Waterfall As part of our chasing waterfalls series, we decided to be a little more adventurous and seek out some hidden gems on Vancouver Island. I had come across a blog that featured some hidden waterfalls between Parksville and Courtney:  Blog Post Here While we were in the Parksville area, we decided […]

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Avoid these 10 Mistakes for Pitta Dosha

September 19, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Pitta Dosha In Ayurvedic medicine, the pitta dosha are the most athletic build and most ambitious of all the doshas. When out of balance, their ambition can turn to aggression and anger. In this video I am going to share with you the 10 mistakes that pitta dosha should avoid. This video will include lifestyle […]

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Englishman River Falls Parksville BC | Chasing Waterfalls Series

September 17, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Englishman River Falls This week on our chasing waterfalls series we are headed North of Nanaimo towards Parksville about a 2 and a half hour drive from Victoria BC to Englishman river falls. The falls are a short drive from the parking lot through lush second-growth and old-growth Douglas fir, cedar, hemlock, arbutus and maple […]

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Dosha Balancing Yin Yoga | Ayurveda Yoga | Yoga with Melissa 452

September 14, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Dosha Balancing Yin Yoga Ayurveda is a five thousand year old system of medicine originating in India. It is known as a sister practice to yoga. In fact, Ayurveda, the wisdom of life, has recommends specific yoga practices for specific body types. Ayurvedic medicine believes that each of us has a unique makeup or constitution. […]

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Avoid These 10 Mistakes for Vata Dosha

September 12, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Top 10 mistakes for Vata Dosha? In Ayurvedic medicine, the vata dosha are the most slender build and creative of all the doshas. When out of balance, their creative minds and bodies which are always on the go can exhaust themselves with anxiety and overwhelm. In this video I am going to share with you […]

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Ammonite Falls Nanaimo BC – Vlog 130

September 10, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Ammonite Falls This week we will share with you our third and final waterfall visit in Nanaimo BC, Ammonite Falls. These falls are listed as a 20 minute hike, but even on the sign people have crossed off this optimistic suggestion! On many blogs I saw suggestions from 30-40 minutes to the falls. I would […]

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Yoga Nidra Morning Meditation | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 451

September 7, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Morning Meditation This full length yoga nidra morning meditation will wake up or awaken to the place that already exists in ourselves that can trust in our own intrinsic goodness and see how it lives in others. Basic goodness being those qualities of presence, wakefulness, compassion, bravery, kindness, luminosity, presence, luminosity, tenderness, insight, wisdom, inner […]

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Ayurvedic Body and Personality Types

September 5, 2018 Yoga Questions and Yoga Answers
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Personality Types If you have ever wondered what your ayurvedic body and personality type is, join me for this short video with a quick and easy explanation. I will explain the three different doshas: vata, pitta and kapha based on the elements earth, water, fire, air and ether. For each dosha I will explain the […]

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Bowen Park Waterfall Nanaimo BC – Vlog 129

September 3, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Bowen Park Waterfall Our second waterfall in Nanaimo BC is in an incredible 36 hectare park right in the center of the city, Bowen Park. I was feeling a little bit nervous after our experience the previous week that we might not be able to find the waterfall, but the people of Nanaimo are super […]

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Dosha Balancing Restorative Yoga | Ayurveda Yoga | Yoga with Melissa 450

August 31, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Restorative Yoga Ayurveda is a five thousand year old system of medicine in the world originating in India. It is known as a sister practice to yoga. In fact, Ayurveda, the wisdom of life, has recommends specific yoga practices for specific body types. Ayurvedic medicine believes that each of us has a unique makeup or […]

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