MENTAL & EMOTIONAL EASE FROM ESTABLIShING A DAILY YOGA PRACTICE
Are you overwhelmed by the demands of your life?
You are twired (wired and tired) anxious and stressed out, you haven’t slept a decent night in weeks, let alone felt motivated enough to move your body and cannot even imagine how you can do something as zen as practicing yoga or meditation.
Your body is in pain. Your neck hurts, Your shoulders hurt. Your back hurts. You are tense.
If it does, then you already know how difficult it can be to find quality yoga instruction that meet your unique physical, mental and emotional needs.
That is what inspired me to build this membership community in 2011
What's inside the Yoga with Melissa Membership Community
Exclusive Access to Our huge, value Added, leading edge research and innovation in the world of Yoga, Meditation Videos and Dharma Talks.
Live Yin Yoga Workshops
(90 minute class + discussion) on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 9:30 am PT and 4:00 pm PT All Live classes are recorded and archived.
Daily Yoga practice, 30 Day Yoga Challenges, Community Forums, self care, growth on your mat and chit chat off the mat too.
Study in Yoga and Meditation by application (limited enrollment)
The most comprehensive 9 week beginner yoga class on the web. An easy way to learn yoga slowly over time at your own pace.
We have recipes for each season, breakfast, soups, snacks, dinner, and mindful eating courses and workshops
Don't worry we don't rush through a book a month, we take a nice slow yin pace and read a chapter every two weeks. We like to absorb our book choices
Moon Phase reflections with supporting yoga classes for the new moon and the full moon
Whether you are interested in a day of silence, 1 day retreats, 3 day retreats, or 5 day retreats we have you covered all from the comfort of your home and at a fraction of the price, no matter what the season.
My life has changed...
From the moment my son gifted me a year of membership in your community, my life has started to change. I have started to understand and accept my anxiety. I have gradually started to release stress and tensions that it causes. Live classes have helped me in interaction with other people. Your Dharma talks are always enlightening and educative. I’ve become a steadier, calmer person. Your teachings and available materials in the membership community have increased the quality of my life. My self-esteem has risen and I became a happier person overall.
Tatijana // Community Member
I have learned so much...
I was having pain issues with my feet, psoas, neck, shoulder and arms for over 2 years. I had gone to chiropractors. It was getting quite expensive. I watched and did your free yoga classes on you tube for quite some time. It helped a great deal. That's when I decided to join your membership community. I have learned so much and I feel it is keeping my body fluid, flexible and strong in a gentle way. I continue to learn ways to release stress by meditation. You have turned me on to books, poems, teachings, fascia, and your lovely hometown. I love Tim's videos & photography. You are so inspirational. Thank you.
Tina // Community Member
10 Class Pass at a Yoga Studio/Month $1, 380/yr
Unlimited Classes in our Membership Community for a Year $299 USD
Massage Therapy once a month for a year $1, 320
Unlimited Access to Self Myofascial Release in our Membership Community $299 USD
2 Hour Yoga Workshops at Yoga Studio Monthly $480
Monthly 2 Hour YinDulgence Workshops in our Membership Community $299/yr USD
5 Equivalent Yoga and Meditation Courses Online/Yr $1,895
5 Advanced Yoga and Meditation Courses/Year $299 USD
Discount for In Person Retreats
Yearly Members $299 Discount
We won't just overwhelm you with thousands of classes. Our physical and mental health is dependent upon the community that social connection offers. We offer improved mental health and personal transformation through the support of community.
Many membership communities do not have a proven track record.Our membership community has been running with a dedicated community of members since 2011. I have been teaching yoga since 2002. I have been teaching on YouTube since 2009. I have over a decade of teaching post secondary education.
We stay connected to your practice needs with monthly live classes, weekly curated options for beginner, intermediate and advanced students, weekly curated yoga classes, book club, moon phases, and mentorship from Melissa.
Dr. Melissa West
Yoga teachers vary wildly in their training, credibility and intention.. Melissa is one of the 0.25% of the world's population who was awarded a Ph.D. for her ability to comprehend large amounts of information, define a problem, identify the possible causes, and implement solutions.
Through her over 15 years of university teaching Melissa is able to effectively design doable and enjoyable educational programs for adults as well as mentor students in positive and engaging learning environments.
Melissa effectively follows the trends in the yoga, movement, meditation and mindfulness industries and brings the best and creative solutions to her members. Melissa has been teaching yoga since 2002, started teaching online in 2009 and began this membership community in 2011.
Over 10K (ten thousand) hours of training with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy as a Yoga Therapist, Group Facilitator and Yoga Teacher gave Melissa the foundation to create a compassionate, non-judgmental community that you will not find anywhere else.
Our community is for you if:
- you are interested in DEEP DIVE into the teachings; in our live Yin Yoga classes, advanced courses about Buddhist philosophy, Taoist philosophy, and the philosophy behind Traditional Chinese Medicine
- you are looking for the SUPPORT from a teacher who is invested in helping you connect with your deepest, truest, most authentic Self
- you are interested in letting go of aggressively pushing yourself endlessly to achievement, goal focused life even then it comes to your yoga. We are all about letting go of the tension in our physical, mental, emotional and energetic bodies and opening to our lives as they unfold
- you are interested in cultivating yin and mindfully harnessing your yang energy; in other words, entering into the interior space of rest, refuge, surrender, acceptance where the well is filled so that you may act with clarity and discernment in the world
- you have a computer, laptop, tablet or phone with audio and video camera and good internet connection, that way you will be able to join our live classes, stream and download our videos
Our community is NOT for you if:
- you are looking for weight loss, an exercise program, or an aesthetic practice so you can post pictures of yourself in impressive yoga poses on Instagram; we are about developing an internal practice and transformation from the inside out
- you are looking for a quick fix, dramatic improvement in one session or an amazing experience of transformation; I help see you through lasting integrated change
- you are a lone ranger; we are a community, a sangha, we support each other in our daily yoga practice on and off our mats,
- you struggle with everything computers or you have a clunker dinosaur of a computer or no internet connection; because this is an online community we want you to be able to find things and communicate easily on our platform, if you struggle in other computer mediated technologies, you will most likely struggle here too
Why should I join you membership community if I can access your free classes every Friday?
Personal Guidance from a Senior Teacher
In the land of YouTube or any of the social media platforms you will not have personal interactions with me. In our community I develop personal relationships with my students. These happen daily in our interactions in the online forums and also weekly in our two-way live video classes where we actually speak to each other. I have a personal connection and relationship with many of my students in our membership community. Through this you can develop and mature at a deeply accelerated rate. The students who work one on one with me in our community are the most mature and advanced. It is important to have that direct relationship with your teacher in the yoga tradition. If you are serious about yoga you will cultivate a relationship with a teacher you respect. I am offering you that opportunity. It is up to you to take the next step.
Value Added Content
I save my best content for our members. Our best yin classes, ayurveda, traditional chinese medicine classes, and leading edge research in the field of connective tissue is all in the membership community.
Participating and interacting with community helps us to grow. It allows us to find safety and strength with others who are also on the same path as us. We can turn towards our community in times of need and find the support and safety of non abandoning attention when it would be easier to turn away. Community helps us to stay.
What if I think your membership community is too $ expensive $ ?
Our membership community costs less than a traditional gym or yoga studio without the travel, childcare time or costs and way more value.
For less than the cost of your monthly charity, a trip to the thrift store, Netflix, a drop in yoga class, a nice bottle of wine or a bottle of probiotics you could be a part of our membership community and have the support of myself, our leadership team and a membership community in keeping your yoga practice consistent everyday.
Join our membership community today and you can be part of our daily yoga connection, grab today´s short yoga class and have a consistent yoga practice with the support of a yoga community.
Why should I settle for just one teacher when I am more comfortable sampling many teachers?
Well, two reasons. At some point in our spiritual journey we need to stop hiding out, spiritual shopping every time we experience discomfort and make a commitment to one teacher, and allow ourselves to be seen and guided by that one teacher.
Secondly, when you enter into our community there are many opportunities to connect with several of the carriers of the teachings in our community. In other words, I am not the only teacher. Our community members, guardians of the community and carriers of the teachings all learn and support each other on this path.
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