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Yoga with Melissa 116 Ayurveda Elements and Doshas: Earth

January 12, 2012 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 116 focuses on the Ayurvedic Earth Element and the Kapha Dosha. This is a vigorous yoga practice designed to bring balance to the solid, dense earth energy of the kapha constitution. This active practice will help to build movement and heat creating harmony for those with strong kapha constitutions. This class was […]

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Yoga with Melissa 115, Vishnu Series, Lakshmi

January 5, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 115 is on Lakshmi. During the last hatha yoga class in a series on Vishnu, we will focus on Lakshmi, the Goddess of Abundance. The concept for this class came from Danny Arguetty’s book, Nourishing the Teacher: Inquiries, Contemplations and Insights on the Path of Yoga. Instead of focusing on lack in […]

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Yoga with Melissa 114, Vishnu Series, Buddha

December 23, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 114 is on Vishnu’s incarnation as Buddha. This continues our series of hatha yoga classes on Vishnu’s avatars with his ninth incarnation as Buddha. In this incarnation Vishnu came to remove suffering from the world. In this practice we will focus on the shared Buddhist and yogic concepts of mindfulness, letting go […]

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Yoga with Melissa 113 Vishnu Series, Krishna/Gopala

December 22, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa is about Vishnu’s Vishnu’s eighth incarnation as Kirshna, the friend and teacher who delivers the Bhagavadgita to Arjuna. Krishna is a symbol of devotion, love, and pure joy. Through the Bhagavadgita Krishna shows the way of karma yoga and bhakti yoga. In this class we will focus on Krishna’s young days as […]

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Yoga with Melissa 112, Vishnu Series: Ram

December 21, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 112 is on Ram. In honor of Vishnu’s incarnation as Ram we will be practicing gentleness, affections, friendliness and tenderness in this hatha yoga class. Together with his wife Sita, Ram was known as an example of faithfulness, steadfastness, incorruptibility and honesty. In honor of Ram we will practice bow pose and […]

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Yoga with Melissa 108 Vishnu Series: Garudasana or Eagle

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 108 is on Garudasana or Eagle Pose. Over the next eight weeks we will embark on a special series of hatha yoga classes related to Vishnu, the Hindu God of Preservation. The Hindu God’s give us an opportunity to reflect on their qualities, trials and tribulations within our own personal experiences in […]

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Yoga with Melissa 106 Yoga of Emotions: Love

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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 Yoga with Melissa 106 is on Love. This is the last of a series of hatha yoga classes on emotions. This is a beautiful practice of heart openers in which we appreciate the beauty and grace of unfolding our bodies. Through yoga asana we recognize that beauty is everywhere and always there to be loved. […]

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Yoga with Melissa 105, Yoga of Emotions: Wonder

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 105,  shows an exciting gateway into dropping the over-rationalizing egoic mind, suspending “reason” and entering into wonder. In this hatha yoga class,  we will open up to the wonder and miracle of life. We begin by bringing awareness to our breath, the very thing which brings us life without even consciously being […]

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Yoga with Melissa 103, Yoga of Emotions: Calmness

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 103 is on Calmness. This continues our series of classes of hatha yoga classes onemotions based on Peter Marchand’s book, The Yoga of the Nine Emotions. We begin the class with a Tich Nhat Hanh mantra and then move into a series of mini yoga vinyasas inspired by Mark Whitwell, Ron Stapleton […]

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Yoga with Melissa 102, Yoga of Emotions: Anger

December 5, 2011 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga with Melissa 102 is on the Emotions of Anger. Continuing our series based on Peter Marchand’s The Yoga of Nine Emotions we will navigate the emotion of anger. In the yoga community there may be this misconception that it is all rainbows, unicorns and butterflies – but let’s get real, we’re real people, living […]

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