Namaste Yoga

Milestones : Vlog21

June 27, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Milestones We started our week with a seaweed walk with the CRD. I learned so much from Katie. Did you know that seaweed forests account for 80% of our oxygen. We also did a photoshoot for Squeezed that day. Tim and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary this week. Trinity finished middle school this week […]

Read the full article →

Shift Your Perspective – Vlog 20

June 20, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Shift Your Perspective If you aren´t interested in drones, don´t watch this vlog 😉 Thank you so much, because of your support we have received our drone and all its supporting material. We are so grateful to have your support to be able to improve the quality of our show for you. We share with […]

Read the full article →

Melissa visits Prison: Vlog 19

June 13, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Outer Exploring leads to Inner Exploration We began the our week filming some membership classes at Albert´s head for a new series on digestion. We filmed a traditional chinese medicine yoga class for your small intestine and a restorative yoga class for digestion. We began our afternoon of exploring in Pedder Bay. I romanticize moving […]

Read the full article →

Nature Inspires Me – Vlog12

April 25, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Nature’s Inspiration This week started with some incredible weather so we decided to head out for some kite flying at Clover Point. It was so nice we took a little tour around Victoria and drove up to some lookout points to enjoy the views. Monday continued the gorgeous 20C weather and so we headed out […]

Read the full article →

TRX Hacks for Yoga

February 22, 2016 Vlog

TRX Hacks for Yoga – Vlog#2 Join me for another week behind the scenes of Namaste Yoga and what happens in the day of the life of a real yogi 🙂 This week I share with you more about my personal yoga practice. Find out what yoga I have been practicing and why and I […]

Read the full article →

Looking Back on 2015 Membership Community

December 29, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts

Community Reflection It’s that time of year when we can reflect back and see what stood out to us as a community and the way we came together as a community is definitely what stands out to me and when I asked you this past year for our membership community. Many of you spoke about […]

Read the full article →

Looking Back on 2015 Namaste Yoga

December 23, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts

Looking Back It is always fun at this time of year to reflect back on the year and all we have yoga’d together through. 🙂 Let’s look back on our 2015 as Namaste Yogis 🙂 We began our year by finishing up our Nourish Your Energy Reserves. This was a long series of 14 videos […]

Read the full article →

Core Yoga Class 1 hour Intermediate | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 290

July 31, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class

Core Yoga Class A few weeks ago in my yoga class my teacher, Carly Forest, shared a teaching which opened and softened a lot within me. She suggested offering a prayer, “May I open to difficulty.” For all the controlling, and planning, there is no way to avoid difficulty. It is going to arise in […]

Read the full article →

Gratitude Series | Gratitude & Happiness | 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 287

July 10, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class

Gratitude and Happiness Robert A. Emmons, Ph. D. has made an academic career of studying the psychological benefits of gratitude on your well being. His research shows that people who take the time to reflect with gratitude feel better about their lives as a whole and are more optimistic. Overall they are more joyful, enthusiastic, […]

Read the full article →

Namaste Yoga 286 Gratitude and Mindfulness An Intermediate Level Yoga Class

July 3, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class

Gratitude and Mindfulness There is an interesting correlation between mindfulness and gratitude. As Martin Heidegger says, “thinking is thanking.” Gratitude requires some exploration of your life to see where thanks should be given. Robert A. Emmons describes gratitude as a two-stage process. Firstly you must acknowledge the goodness in your life. Secondly you must recognize […]

Read the full article →