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Day trip from Victoria BC on Vancouver Island: Pacific Marine Circle Route and Avatar Grove

April 22, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Pacific Marine Circle Route This Easter weekend we decided to take a day trip from Victoria BC around the Pacific Marine Circle Route from Victoria BC. This time we decided to follow the route counterclockwise and started out through Goldstream, the Malahat lookout points and stopped in Duncan at Garage cafe for coffee and cinnamon […]

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Nurturing Shen Taking Time to Disconnect

January 14, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Nurturing Shen Just like last week I thought I would take you with me this week for one of my favourite ways to nurture my shen, or nourish my spirit – time in nature. You may be wondering what is shen? Shen is a term from traditional chinese medicine that is a part of our […]

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Nurturing Shen Dispersing Excess Energy

January 7, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Nurturing Shen Today I am making sure I have some time to nurture my shen, my spirit by spending time in nature grounding myself. There are so many exciting things going on with the new year, new moon, we have a brand new course starting today in our membership community called Maitri: Meditations to Make […]

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Holy Basil, Lime and Himalayan Salt Tonic for Adrenal Fatigue

December 26, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Adrenal Fatigue Help Move over warm lemon water, there is something new that you can drink in the morning that will help with your adrenal fatigue. If you experience the exhaustion, body aches, sleep disturbances and digestive issues that come with adrenal fatigue, there is something else you can do in addition to the restorative […]

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Wellness Shots for Adrenal Fatigue

December 19, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Wellness Shots If you experience the exhaustion, body aches, sleep disturbances and digestive issues that come with adrenal fatigue, then today I have an alternative to the restorative yoga, yin yoga and yoga nidra that I usually offer you to cope with these symptoms. Today I am going to show you how to make a […]

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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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