Advanced Yoga Class

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

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

April 14, 2017 Advanced Yoga Class

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 376 Heart Stabilization Series: Hatha Yoga for Healing

March 24, 2017 Advanced Yoga Class

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 365 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies: Inner Balance and Abundance

January 6, 2017 Advanced Yoga Class

Balance and Abundance Yoga with Melissa 365 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies: Inner Balance and Abundance Brahmacharya and Aparigraha As we come into the New Year we enter a time when we have excessive expectations from our body. We want extravagant gains financially, professionally, and for our lives in general. We desire unreasonable […]

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Yoga with Melissa 357, Yoga for Balance: Warrior Three

November 11, 2016 Advanced Yoga Class

Balance When your balance system is working well, you will be able to see clearly, move well, identify your orientation in relation to gravity, determine your direction and speed of movement and make postural adjustments to maintain your position and stability in various conditions and activities. As you learned in Yoga with Melissa 354, your […]

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Namaste Yoga 307 Cultural Conditioning Series The Myth of Continual Improvement

November 27, 2015 Advanced Yoga Class

Cycles Cultural Conditioning is the social process in which authority figures such as parents, professors, politicians, religious leaders, peers, and the media define our cultural values, beliefs, ethical systems, and ultimately the way we perceive ourselves in the world. We tend to buy into the myth of the hero’s journey. In an overly simplified version […]

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Yoga with Melissa 239, Prana Yoga, Asatoma Mantra, 1 hour Yoga Class, Yoga Stories 2

August 8, 2014 Advanced Yoga Class

Clearing the Channels to Gather Prana This class begins with an awareness on the two sides of your body and then focusing on the downward flow of prana with apanasana and reclined half moon pose. From there some warm up postures prepare you for many of the seated postures to follow in this class, from […]

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Yoga with Melissa 236, Let It Go, Warrior Pose, 45 min Yoga Class

July 18, 2014 Advanced Yoga Class

Letting Go In today’s class we will cultivate the courage to bring acceptance and grace to the change and transformation that inevitably arises in our lives when asked to let go. We will do this through yoga postures that invite letting go, but also through the warrior postures to plant the seeds of courage in […]

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Nada Yoga: Om, Yoga for Hips, Yoga Stories 2, Yoga with Melissa 232

June 20, 2014 Advanced Yoga Class
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Free Yoga Class on OM The first class in the Yoga Stories 2 series begins with the sounds of OM. OM is made up of three sounds A, U and M which represent Brahma the God of beginnings, Vishnu the God of preservation and Shiva the God of endings. When you chant the sound of […]

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Yoga with Melissa 218, 1 hr Brain Yoga & Yoga for Strength, Hanuman Series

February 28, 2014 Advanced Yoga Class

Brawn and Brain An Intermediate to Advanced Yoga Class As a warrior, Hanuman had no equal. He used both strength and cleverness to overcome his enemy. His courage and intelligence were displayed many times during the war with the King of the Demons, Ravana. He used both brain and brawn to overcome his enemy. For […]

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