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Valentines Special: 15 min Vinyasa Flow Chest Opener with special guest Mary O’Meara

February 7, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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15 min Vinyasa Flow Today, we have a special guests on Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa, Mary O’Meara from O’M Yoga with Mary O’Meara. Vinyasa Flow yoga is about connecting our breath to our postures. It is a dynamic style of yoga that allows us to find a moving meditation while transforming our mind, body, and […]

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Opening to All of Life with Yoga, Heart Stabilization Series, Yoga with Melissa 389

June 23, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Opening to All of Life with Yoga Often we come to our spiritual practice as a way out of our troubles, as an escape from our mental anxiety or our physical pain altogether. Spirituality can often be presented as a way to escape from our lives. This kind of teaching actually strengthens the aversion and […]

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Yoga with Melissa 388 Dance with Experience Heart Stabilization Series, Hatha Yoga Sequence to build to Dancer Pose

June 16, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Dancer Pose We tend to identify with a limited sense of self and this causes us not only a lot of suffering but it also causes us to miss a lot of our lives as they are actually unfolding. Our bodies, emotions, sensations, awareness and experiences are always changing so we do not actually exist […]

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Yoga with Melissa 385 Heart Stabilization Series: Acceptance

May 26, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Acceptance Acceptance is a theme that has pursued me on my spiritual path for well over a decade now. When I did the various levels of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Training I took, we focused on various themes from befriending, awareness, acceptance, truth, discernment, truth in action and flow. In them we wore name tags […]

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Yoga with Melissa 380 Heart Stabilization Series: Feeling Incomplete

April 21, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Feeling Incomplete We have this core belief about being a human being that we need to get more to be complete. If we could improve our physical appearance, our health, improve our relationship or get in a better relationship, fix our job or get a better job, fix up our house or move to a […]

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Yoga with Melissa 373 Heart Stabilization Series: Ahimsa

March 3, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Ahimsa or Nonviolence Ahimsa, the first yama or ethical observation of Patajnali’s Yoga Sutras is often translated as “non-violence” or “nonharming.” All day long we tend to act in subtle and not so subtly aggressive ways against our experience. We are constantly in conflict within ourselves. We resist our lives from our emotional landscape, to […]

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Yoga with Melissa 372 Heart Stabilization Series: Settling Into our Bodies and Connecting with Our Hearts

February 24, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Heart Stabilization Series : Part 1 In our world I am noticing a huge sense of dis-ease, unsettling, overwhelm and a need for deep healing. This brand new series is designed to hold the space to connect with our hearts in a supported and grounded way for deep and nourishing healing. The series begins with […]

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Yoga with Melissa 358, Moving At the Speed of Our Bodies: The Pressure Of Our Lives

November 18, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Pressure This is Real Yoga for Real People so you can move better, feel better and connect with your true nature, Welcome to A Brand New Series Moving At the Speed of Our Bodies, Today’s Class is called: The Pressure of Our Lives We have an incredible amount of pressure in our lives. Our schedules […]

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Yoga with Melissa 345, Intermediate Yoga How to do Backbends, Poetry in Motion, Heart Opening Yoga

August 19, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Heart Opening Yoga Untitled by Dawna Markova I will not die an unlived life, I will not live in fear Of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days To allow my living to open me, To make me less afraid, more accessible, To loosen my heart Until it becomes a wing, A […]

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Weekly Yoga with Melissa West 338 Poetry in Motion: Holding on and Letting Go

July 1, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Holding on and Letting Go “Embracing, We Let Go” by Yahia Lababidi Perhaps, we are negotiating not just with one, but always two -who share the same soil, it is true- one who lives, another who is dying A shift in balance begins to take place once a love of silence is confessed its roots […]

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