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Yoga with Melissa 386 Heart Stabilization Series: Cycles

June 2, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Cycles Those of you who have an ongoing yoga practice will recognize that your spiritual journey is a endless journey of transformation. Today´s hatha yoga is about the cycles on our path. Whether these cycles come from our inner needs or our external circumstances we can respect the changes that these cycles bring about in […]

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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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Body Positive Yoga with Amber Karnes : Yoga with Melissa 384

May 19, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Body Positive Yoga Today I have a special guest for you. Amber Karnes from Body Positive Yoga. Amber offers accessible yoga that allows you to make peace with your body and be happy in the body you have today. I love Amber’s message of fully inhabiting your body without shame or apology and so I […]

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Yoga with Melissa 382 Heart Stabilization Series: Judgment

May 5, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga and Judgment As Jack Kornfield says, for many of us judgment is a painful theme in our lives. Our reaction to it is to see what is wrong with it and the judging itself continues to be strong and painful. Trying to get rid of our judging is another judgment in and of itself. […]

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Yoga with Melissa 381 Heart Stabilization Series: Yoga for Anger

April 28, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga for Anger If I may be so bold, one of the core and unspoken beliefs held by yoga and spiritual communities is that to experience anger is somehow unspiritual or un-yogic. The truth is sometimes life will be all rainbows, lollipops and unicorns and sometimes life will hand us the most antagonistic set of […]

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Yoga with Melissa 379 Heart Stabilization Series: Turning Poison into Medicine

April 14, 2017 Advanced Yoga Class
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Tree Medicine Difficulties can be the source of our deepest wisdom, patience, balance and compassion. My teacher’s teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche says the spiritual progress from the ego’s point of view is one insult after another. Normally when challenges, mistakes, difficulties arise in our life we feel blame, frustration or a sense of failure, we […]

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Yoga with Melissa 377 Heart Stabilization Series: Steady and Calm Attention

March 31, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Steady and Calm Yoga The speed of our everyday lives, both online and offline can leave us feeling frustrated and disconnected from our patience, stillness and compassion. It is not unusual to feel like our minds, bodies and emotions are endlessly spasming and it is no wonder we feel scattered and unsteady. When we come […]

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Yoga with Melissa 376 Heart Stabilization Series: Hatha Yoga for Healing

March 24, 2017 Advanced Yoga Class
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Hatha Yoga for Healing We tend to tighten our bodies in response to the painful experiences in our lives whether they be physical, emotional or psychological. As we open to the sensations in our body through our hatha yoga practice, as we turn towards our emotions and the thoughts in our minds and we gradually […]

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Yoga with Melissa 374 Heart Stabilization Series: Take One Seat

March 10, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Take One Seat If you feel like you are running nowhere in every direction, this class will give you permission to stop and take one seat. This hatha yoga class allows you to take one seat and create the compassionate space that allows for the arising of all things, the sorrows, loneliness, shame, desire, regret, […]

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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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