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Tuba Christmas Victoria BC

December 10, 2018 Vlog
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Tuba Christmas Saturday December 8th we went for our first experience of Tuba Christmas in Market Square downtown Victoria BC. The tubas were there playing Christmas carols from 1-3 pm. This is actually the 40th year of Tuba Christmas in Victoria BC. The tradition started in 1978. The tradition began 45 years ago in New […]

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The Spirit Medicine of Tree Pose | Yin Yang Yoga | Five Element Theory Wood Element Part 3/7 Yoga with Melissa 460

November 9, 2018 Advanced Yoga Class
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Tree Pose We start resting into the support of the earth as we always do. Letting go of the tension of our physical, emotional, mental and energetic bodies down and into the earth like the root system of a tree sinking down into the earth. While trees continually seek to grow and expand upward and […]

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Introduction to Five Element Theory | Part Two of Seven

November 7, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Five Element Theory 5 element theory is based on observing and contemplating the natural world in which we live and which we are made up of. These five elements are in perpetual movement. The yin elements are contracting and the yang elements are expanding. Five element theory is basically an approach that explains the rhythm […]

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Spirit Medicine of Trees | Five Element Theory | Wood Element | Part One of Seven

November 5, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Tree Medicine Today‚Äôs vlog is the first of three parts that I will be releasing this week of a 7 part course on Traditional Chinese Medicine Five Phase Theory, specifically the wood element. I will be offering week one of this five week course course here for free on Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa on my […]

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Roberts Memorial Provincial Park

October 30, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Roberts Memorial Provincial Park In our final Ladysmith vlog (for now) we visit the stunning geological features at Roberts Memorial Provincial Park. This park has incredible sandstone ledges that you may have also seen us feature in our vlogs when we visited Hornby Island. Hornby Island Vlogs: The sandstone ledges make you feel like you […]

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Stocking Creek Waterfall – Vlog 135

October 22, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Stocking Creek Waterfall Continuing with our waterfalls on Vancouver Island series and our second vlog in Ladysmith, BC, today we visit Stocking Creek Park. We drove to the park from Thicke Road. This is another beautiful rainforest with a creek that leads to the falls. We chose a nice short trail to the falls on […]

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Holland Creek Hiking Trails

October 15, 2018 Vlog
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Ladysmith Hike Continuing with our waterfalls on Vancouver Island series and our first vlog in Ladysmith, BC, today we visit Stocking Creek Park. There is an option of starting in one of two places. One option is on Dogwood Dr. and the other is on Mackie Road. We chose the Dogwood Drive option not only […]

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Moss Street Paint In or The Day Everything Broke – Vlog 124

July 23, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Moss Street Paint In This past Saturday over 190 artists congregated on Moss Street for the 31st annual Moss Street paint in. The day started out not well as I dropped my camera getting it out of my backpack for the first shot and broke the lens on my front facing camera. We took some […]

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High Tea in Beacon Hill Park (Alternative to the Empress) – Vlog 122

July 9, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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High Tea in the Park This week we take our cue from one of my yoga students Lucille and pack our fine china to have high tea in Beacon Hill Park. This is a perfect budget-friendly alternative to high tea at the Empress hotel here in Victoria B.C. We spread out our Mexican blanket in […]

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Hiking Mystic Beach BC

March 12, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Mystic Beach Last Wednesday Tim and I took a day trip from Victoria BC, past Sooke, almost all the way to Port Renfrew to Mystic Beach. We chose Mystic Beach as part of the Juan de Fuca trail because it has a fabulous suspension bridge, covered forest trails and a beautiful beach with waterfalls at […]

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