Yoga

Yoga to Grow Taller at the Wall with Laura G

July 29, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Grow Taller The wall is a versatile prop, especially for working on posture. We spend so much time during the day looking down and reaching forward that we tend to develop rounded posture. This can even cause us to appear shorter. Using the wall as a prop helps us to stack the body, open the […]

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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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Therapeutic Yoga For the Neck: Special Guest Laura Goellner from LauraGyoga

May 16, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts

Neck Yoga This is a short yoga sequence to work on the 4 main components of a healthy neck program. This includes starting with an active warm up to improve circulation and awareness of tension. Next, we move into longer held stretching to decrease muscle tension and calm over active muscles. Once we have created […]

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Full Body Yin Yoga | 60 mins Intermediate | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 435

May 11, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Full Body Yin Yoga In a full-body yin yoga class it can be useful to review the three principles of yin yoga to begin the full body yin yoga practice. #1 Find an appropriate edge. Here we pay attention to our bodies with sensitivity and non-aggression. Tune inwards and listen to your body. You want […]

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Fishhook Restaurant Victoria BC and a visit from a friend

February 12, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts

Fishhook Restaurant This week I met up with a longtime friend, almost 20 years now, Cary, who was visiting from Toronto, at Fishhook Restaurant in Victoria BC. Fishhook is a fabulous, cozy restaurant serving local seafood in the heart of downtown Victoria BC on Fort Street. We enjoyed sablefish pakoras to start and then Cary […]

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Valentines Special: 15 min Vinyasa Flow Chest Opener with special guest Mary O’Meara

February 7, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts

15 min Vinyasa Flow Today, we have a special guests on Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa, Mary O’Meara from O’M Yoga with Mary O’Meara. Vinyasa Flow yoga is about connecting our breath to our postures. It is a dynamic style of yoga that allows us to find a moving meditation while transforming our mind, body, and […]

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Power Yoga Basics with Michelle Goldstein – Yoga with Melissa 419

January 19, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class

Power Yoga Basics Learn the basic structure and feel of a power yoga class, with this simple, cardiovascular yoga flow. Power yoga is a dynamic yoga practice that combines strength building, breath work and mindfulness for an all over body workout. About Michelle: Michelle Goldstein is co-founder of Heart Alchemy Yoga, LA’s fastest growing yoga […]

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​30 minute ​Yoga ​Class ​for Back Pain Relief with Special guest Shima Flow Yoga

November 29, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Back Pain Relief Today we have a special guest on Yoga with Dr. Melissa West, Jodi from Shima Flow Yoga. Jodi is going to take us through a 28 minute yoga practice with poses to relieve lower back pain. Lower back pain affects millions of people every day and can be caused by many things […]

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Favorite Stretches to Relieve Tight Hips with Su

November 15, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

Stretches to Relieve Tight Hips There are so many yoga poses that will help to relieve tight hip muscles. In this video, I am sharing 3 of my favorite stretches for tight hips: Seated Figure 4 Reclined Figure 4 Figure 4 Twist Connect with Su: facebook – click here twitter – click here instagram – […]

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Types of Yoga | Difference Between Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga | Which is Right for You?

October 11, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga Have you ever been curious about the difference between yin yoga and restorative yoga? If so, this video is for you. Yin yoga and restorative yoga are similar in that they both hold poses for long periods of time anywhere from 3 minutes upwards to 10 or even 20 minutes […]

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