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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 249 | Yoga for Hips and Heart | 45 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class

October 17, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Nourishment to Others This 45 minute intermediate hatha yoga class for hips and heart class combines yoga for hips to connect with the pleasure of our second chakra and yoga for heart to open to our nurturing spirit in order to be able to offer the pleasure of nourishment to others. This gentle yoga class […]

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Restorative Yoga | 60 min Restorative Yoga with Bolster | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 248

October 10, 2014 Beginners Yoga Class
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Resting in Nourishment This one hour restorative yoga class with a bolster is to let go for deep rest. This restorative yoga class offers a gentle yoga sequence with your yoga bolster to access your parasympathetic nervous system to rest and digest and come into an alpha state. By coming into still and restorative yoga […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 247 | Natarajasana/Dancer Pose | Chest Opener Yoga | 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class

October 3, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Nourish your Soul This 50 minute intermediate hatha yoga class will teach you the yoga position natarajasna or dancer pose. The yoga posture is a basic yoga pose and through the class you will learn simple yoga poses and yoga positions for chest and shoulder pain. This hatha yoga class is filled with chest opener […]

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Manifest with Chakra Yoga, 40 mins, Guru Mantra, Yoga Stories 2, Yoga with Melissa 234

July 4, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Manifesting through Yoga This week we will continue with the Guru Mantra. gurur brahma gurur visnu gurur devo mahesvara guruh saksat parambrahma tasmai sri gurave namah The guru is Brahma, The guru is Vishnu The Guru is Shiva (Devo Mahesvara) The guru is nearby and the guru is everywhere To the guru I offer, all […]

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Yoga with Melissa 228, Yoga for Back Pain 1 hr Yoga Class, Pratyahara: The Eight Limbs of Yoga

May 23, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga Senses The fifth class in our eight limbs of yoga series focuses on the fifth limb, pratyahara. Pratyahara translates as control of this senses. This class will begin with a pratyahara practice where we will bring awareness to our five senses. Rather than focus on withdrawal of the senses from a place of deprivation, we […]

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Yoga with Melissa 217 Hanuman Series Healing Pilgrimage

February 21, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Healing Yoga Prince Rama and his monkey army had come to Lanka to rescue Rama`s wife who was being held prisoner by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka. The battles were difficult because the monkey army was always outnumbered by the demon army. It was only the leadership of Rama, Rama`s younger brother, Lakshman and […]

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Yoga with Melissa 215, Yoga for Devotion, Bhakti Yoga, Hanuman Series

February 7, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Devotion One of the things that Hanuman is best known for, as we learned a little bit last week with the sun salutations,  is devotion. Hanuman’s selfless devotion is to his beloved Ram and as you know, his strength came from chanting his name, “Ram, Ram, Ram.” In every temple of Ram, there is a […]

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​Yoga with Melissa 213​, Yoga for Strength and Power (45 min), Hanuman Series

January 24, 2014 Advanced Yoga Class
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Power & Yoga Hanuman is a mystic being that is half-human and half-animal, a type of God in the Hindu pantheon known as a Kimpurusha. Kimpurusha means ‘ is it human’ referring to being superhuman. Although Hanuman is super strong, his strength came from the repetition of the powerful mantra Rama. This mantra is said […]

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How to do Kapalabhati Pranayama, Skull Shining Breath Technique, Hanuman Series, Yoga with Melissa 212

January 17, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Kapalabhati Study Hanuman is the son of the wind God. Air sustains all living beings. Air is life. Hanuman is also called Pranadeva, God of Breath or Life. It is said that Vayu his Father taught him breath practice, pranayama, which he in turn taught to all human beings. Today we will focus on one […]

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Yoga with Melissa 211, How to Tame Your Monkey Mind, Hanuman Series

January 10, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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First Class in Hanuman Series: Introduction to Hanuman Hanuman is a half-monkey, half-human Hindu deity who is the central character of the Ramayana. Hanuman mind symbolizes monkey mind which is restless and never still. Yet we can have control over it. We can’t control the world around us, but we can have control over our […]

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