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Slow Flow Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

Noelle Tedford

RYT 200
Noelle has been practicing yoga for about eight years. Yoga helped her through a particularly trying time in her life where she was told she would not regain her full mobility. After struggling with occupational therapy, a series of fortunate events brought yoga back into her life. With practice and patience, she not only regained her full mobility, but she noticed a change in my ideals and values. A light-heartedness and steadiness came with her practice and a feeling of love and healing she wished to share with others, in hopes she could help someone the way yoga and her instructor had helped her.

Noelle travelled to the mountains of Rollinsville, CO and sought out an ashram called Shoshoni. Shoshoni is one of three sister ashrams the others in Eldorado Canyon, CO and Konalani, HI. It is here where she got her 200 RYT in Shambhava yoga.
 
Shambhava Yoga is a blend of yogic philosophy, meditation, life skills and asana (physical poses). Asana is looked at in regards to anatomy and harm-reduction by utilizing safe alignment and utilization of props and modifications in postures.  
 
Since her 200-hr 21-day emersion she has gone back for two other trainings in Level 2 and Level 3 intermediate classes. She holds her trainings at the ashram sacred to her heart. She drank deep from the well and is eager to help others find their light.

As a holistic healer, it is in her nature to spread love and kindness. She truly believes that everyone, any shape or form, can benefit greatly from daily practice in yoga and meditation. To find peace in a world of chaos, yoga might just calm the masses. The true self is ready and waiting to be awakened.

Melissa Light

RYT 200
 
Melissa's journey with yoga began in 2009 after receiving a new health diagnosis. She was searching for ways to cope with and manage stress, as well as regain her strength. She quickly learned that yoga was more than just a physical practice, as she began to notice changes on a much deeper level. Melissa decided to deepen her personal practice and received her yoga certification in July 2013 through Radiance Yoga Studio located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Melissa likes to explore fun sequencing and moving the body in different ways, using the physical practice of yoga as a movement in meditation. Classes vary week to week, depending on the focus or theme for the week, as well as, catering to what the students might need. Melissa invites her students to marinate within the breath and the pose - to really embody what is happening internally. She always encourages students to meet themselves where they’re at in the moment and to let go of any expectations. She enjoys using yoga props in class and offers modifications and/or stages to poses, so that students can explore what feels best in their bodies.

Melissa continues to attend workshops to deepen her practice, as she believes we are forever students of the practice. She has attended workshops/trainings with Shiva Rea, Matt Giordano, Justin Wolfer and Dice Iida Klein. She also has participated in a seminar with the Veterans Yoga Project and is trauma informed to offer mindful resilience yoga classes to those that suffer from PTSD and related challenges.

Melissa’s hope in sharing yoga with others is for them to discover their own inner light and to find the peace that’s deep within each and everyone of us, which in turn can be shared with the world.

In this class you will flow from one physical posture to the next using the breath as your guide and anchor (Vinyasa). This connection between movement and breath allows your practice to become a moving meditation. At times, stillness is found in order to fully settle into a physical posture. Some yoga experience is recommended. However, beginners are welcome. Modifications (the use of props and stages to poses) are incorporated in order for students to work at all levels of ability. A warm, safe, and fun environment is held throughout class. You will leave feeling relaxed, balanced, and renewed!

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Nov 22 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Noelle Tedford
  • Wed Nov 22 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Sat Nov 25 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Noelle Tedford
  • Mon Nov 27 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Wed Nov 29 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Noelle Tedford
  • Wed Nov 29 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Sat Dec 02 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Noelle Tedford
  • Mon Dec 04 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Wed Dec 06 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Noelle Tedford
  • Wed Dec 06 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Sat Dec 09 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Noelle Tedford
  • Mon Dec 11 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Wed Dec 13 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Noelle Tedford
  • Wed Dec 13 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Sat Dec 16 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Noelle Tedford
  • Mon Dec 18 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Wed Dec 20 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Noelle Tedford
  • Wed Dec 20 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Sat Dec 23 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Noelle Tedford