yoga classes

10 Minute Vinyasa Yoga – Mandala Flow with Special Guest Mary O’Meara

May 30, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts

Special Guest Mary In this 10 minute Vinyasa Flow class, you will have a chance to warm up the body with half Sun Salutations and a fun Mandala Flow.  We will work in a circle on our mats, moving connected to our breath and mind.  Mandala Flows really allow us to tune in to the movement we […]

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How to Relax with Yoga | 30 Day New Year Challenge | Day 12

January 12, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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How to Relax with Yoga In Day 12 of our 30 Day Yoga Challenge I am going to share with you my favourite restorative yoga poses for relaxation and stress relief. These 3 restorative yoga poses would be ideal to do before yoga nidra to prepare your body for deep relaxation. This yoga relaxation video […]

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How Does Yoga Help with Anxiety | New Year 30 Day Yoga Challenge | Day 9

January 9, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts

How to relax with yoga If this sounds like something that interests you then subscribe and press that little bell so you do not miss a single video in our 30 day challenge this month. A 2017 publication in the Wright State University Core Scholar found that yoga intervention trials including physical postures, meditation and […]

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How to do Yoga at Home | New Year 30 Day Yoga Challenge | Day 4

January 4, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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So how can you do yoga at home? I would suggest it starts the day before. #1 Figure out what time of day is going to be best for your yoga practice. It might be first thing in the morning before you go to work, but if you have to be at work early, that […]

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How to Start Yoga at Home for Beginners | New Year 30 Day Yoga Challenge | Day 3

January 3, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts

How to Start Yoga For the third day of our 30 day yoga challenge for the new year we are talking about starting yoga at home if are a beginner yoga student. If you are brand new to yoga, I will take you step by step through how to start yoga at home for beginners. […]

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New Year 30 Day Yoga Challenge Overview & FAQ | New Year 30 Day Yoga Challenge | Yoga Lifestyle with Dr. Melissa West

December 31, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

New Year 30 Day Yoga Challenge In this video I will give you an overview about our New Year 30 Day challenge and some of the most frequently asked questions that we get about the challenge. I will share with you how we will be incorporating yoga into your daily life with our short five […]

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Beginner Yoga How to do Sun Salutations Step by Step, Pose by Pose, Yoga with Melissa 294

August 28, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class

Sun Salutations Today’s yoga class is designed for the absolute beginner. You can do this class if you have never done a yoga class before in your life. I will give you slow, easy to follow, step-by-step, pose by pose instructions on how to do sun salutations. I will explain to you in detail how […]

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Beginner Yoga for Discipline, Yoga with Melissa 275

April 17, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga Discipline When we asked beginners what their biggest obstacle to learning yoga, many of them responded discipline, motivation and commitment to practice yoga. Well today’s class is all about connecting to your internal discipline. In yoga we call this tapas. Tapas translates as practice causing positive change and it requires discipline and effort. It […]

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Yoga for Beginners | Beginner Yoga for Concentration 1 hour | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 274

April 10, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Focus :When we asked beginner’s what their biggest obstacles to learning yoga was many of them answered focus. Laura says, I’m a beginner among beginners and my big huge stumbling block is staying focused! My mind always runs to other thoughts while I’m practising. Kerri says, I think my biggest challenge is slowing my mind. […]

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Beginner Yoga for Flexibility | Yoga for Beginners 1 hour | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 273

April 3, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts

Flexibility When we asked beginner’s what the biggest obstacle to learning yoga they faced, many of them responded with lack of flexibility. The great news is that you don’t have to be flexible to do yoga. You practice yoga to become flexible. As adults, we are confined to chairs, desks, couches, cars, public transportation and […]

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