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Yoga with Melissa 317 Awakening Your True Self Series: Equanimity

February 5, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Equanimity This week in our Awakening to Your True Self Series, we continue with the four Brahma Viharas. These translate as supreme states, desired dwelling, divine abiding, or our best home. They include loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The brahma viharas or the four divine abodes are the teachings on the way we relate […]

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My Six Life Changing Books of 2015

February 3, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

My Six Life Changing Books of 2015 Here is a list of my favourite and more life changing books of 2016. These books will not have you doing more and producing more. In fact, most of these books will have you reflect on doing less. I begin with a book that lets you relax into […]

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Namaste Yoga 316 Awakening Your True Self Series: Sympathetic Joy

January 29, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class

Sympathetic Joy This week in our Awakening to Your True Self Series, we continue with the four Brahma Viharas. These translate as supreme states, desired dwelling, divine abiding, or our best home. They include loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The brahma viharas or the four divine abodes are the teachings on the way we […]

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Namaste Yoga 315 Awakening Your True Self Series: Compassion

January 22, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class

Compassion This week in our Awakening to Your True Self Series, we continue with the four Brahama Viharas. These translate as supreme states, desired dwelling, divine abiding, or our best home. They include loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The brahma viharas or the four divine abodes are the teachings on the way we relate […]

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Namaste Yoga 314 Awakening to Your True Self Loving Kindness

January 15, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Loving Kindness This week in our Awakening to Your True Self Series, we continue with the four Brahma Viharas. These translate as supreme states, desired dwelling, divine abiding, or our best home. They include loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The brahma viharas or the four divine abodes are the teachings on the way we […]

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Namaste Yoga 313 Awakening to Your True Self The Four Brahma Viharas

January 8, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Home This week in our Awakening to Your True Self Series, we are turning our attention to the four Brahama Viharas. These translate as supreme states, desired dwelling, divine abiding, or our best home. They include loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The brahma viharas or the four divine abodes are the teachings on the […]

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Namaste Yoga 308 Cultural Conditioning Series The Myth of Perfect Health

December 4, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class

Health 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 the perfect health is something that we can achieve, […]

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Awareness: Inner Critic Series | 1 hour Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 277

May 1, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class

Awareness If you haven’t practiced Namaste Yoga 276, be sure to go back and practice that class, it is important to carry the attitude of friendliness and loving kindness with us this week. In today’s class we are going to bring awareness to the running commentary in our voices that has become so natural that […]

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Befriend: Inner Critic Series | 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 276

April 24, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Inner Critic : Over the next eight weeks we are going to befriend, bring awareness, discover the choices we have, look at the truth of discern and learn how to flow with our inner critic. Your inner critic is a bit like a mirror that shows you a distorted reflection of yourself. It is that […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 42: Special Series: Yamas and Niyamas: Isvara Pranidhana

July 13, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 42 is on Isvara Pranidhana, surrender to the divine.  This yoga class features the final of the niyamas (personal practices) as outlined by Patanjali in his compilation of the yoga sutras. Isvara Pranidhana means surrender to the divine. To cultivate Isvara Pranidhana we will practice bhakti yoga, the yoga of love and […]

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