Dr Melissa West

Types of Yoga | Difference Between Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga | Which is Right for You?

October 11, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga Have you ever been curious about the difference between yin yoga and restorative yoga? If so, this video is for you. Yin yoga and restorative yoga are similar in that they both hold poses for long periods of time anywhere from 3 minutes upwards to 10 or even 20 minutes […]

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Pender Island Hiking Trails

October 10, 2017 Vlog
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Hike Pender Island We had super good luck with the ferries this past long weekend travelling on the ferries. Long weekends can be difficult getting between islands because so many people are travelling and there is limited room on the ferries. If you are travelling on long weekends make sure you arrive super early. Our […]

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Harvest Moon Lantern Festival – Vlog 86

October 2, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Harvest Moon Lantern Festival This past Saturday Tim and I went to the Harvest Moon Lantern Festival at Gordon Head recreation Centre at Lambrick Park. It was a family friendly event as you will see from all the kidlings running around and enjoying the labyrinth. In addition to the Asian dance and musical performances by […]

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Duncan B.C. Totem Pole Walking Tour

September 25, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Totem Pole Walking Tour It was so exciting to have a Yoga with Melissa member with me in the vlog, BJ all the way from Australia. BJ is an incredibly talented theater performer. Definitely check out her play: I am a Circle: Click Here We started our trip from Victoria BC on the Malahat. Duncan […]

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Golden Milk Turmeric Recipe (Vegan Option) for Sleep

September 19, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Do you struggle with sleep? Do you experience insomnia? Today we are going to make a Golden Milk Turmeric Recipe (Vegan) for Sleep. Golden Milk is a warm drink that you can drink before bed to help you sleep. How does Golden Milk help you sleep: At its base, turmeric reduces inflammation, lowers your blood […]

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Low Sugar Smoothie Bowl for Energy Focus and Immunity

September 12, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Energy Focus and Immunity In this video I show you how to make a low sugar smoothie bowl for energy, focus and immunity. Often times smoothie bowls can be loaded with sugar because their base is made with high sugar fruit like bananas. Add to that the base is usually raw and it can be […]

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Canoeing in Cadboro Bay Victoria BC – Vlog 83

September 11, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Canoeing in Cadboro Bay This past Friday I met up with my friend Sherry Scheideman for a canoe ride in Cadboro Bay. Sherry and I met as roommates at the Journey Home meditation retreat in June of this year on Salt Spring. Sherry has a canoe with wheels, that she can wheel from her home, […]

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Hornby Island BC | Tribune Bay | Not Mountain Biking

September 4, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Hornby Island BC Thanks for coming with us to Hornby Island. To get to Hornby Island from Vancouver Island you take two ferries. First you ferry over to Denman Island, drive across Denman Island and take another ferry to Hornby. We actually missed our ferry connection, which meant ice cream! Our first day on Hornby, […]

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Depression, Yoga for Depression, Yoga for Emotional Balance, Yoga with Melissa 398

August 25, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga for Depression ¨Our being is a brilliant pattern of energies, a spectrum of possibilities. At every moment we have the capacity to experience the open dimension of what we are.¨ Ngakpa Chogyam and Khandro Dechen ¨Emotions are intelligent expressions of energy that can lead us to our awakened nature.¨ Reggie Ray Depression, like any […]

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1 Yoga Pose for Hypothalamus, Pituitary, and Hormonal Balance

August 23, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Hormonal Balance Are you experiencing chronic stress, do you have difficulty maintaining healthy weight, decreased libido, or poor muscle strength? If so, this video is for you. Hi I’m Melissa from Yoga with Melissa. I offer Real Yoga for Real People. We are all about connection. Connection with a teacher and teachings that allow you […]

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