22A Oak Street | Plattsburgh, NY 12901
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5 Week Beginners Flow Series


This class is taught by:

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.

Have you always wanted to try yoga, but feel intimidated walking into a studio? Have you been practicing for a while and are looking to refine the foundations of your practice?
 
Join Melissa for a 5 week beginners series, introducing you to the fundamentals of a Vinyasa (flow) yoga class. A nurturing and engaging learning environment for you to explore your potential and all the benefits yoga has to offer. This is a sequential series, each week builds upon the next and culminates with an integrated practice during our final week. Each week you will be provided with handouts as well as suggested areas to focus on between sessions.

Benefits:

  • Safe and nurturing environment.
  • Build a solid foundation to help you explore regular flow classes.
  • Build confidence.
  • Learn modifications that suit your body’s needs.
  • Increase breath and body awareness.
  • Improve strength and flexibility.
  • Decrease stress levels within mind and body.

Registration and payment are required ahead of time.  No refunds will be issued.  If adequate notice is given for cancelation, an account credit will be applied for future use at the studio.


Space is limited to 10 participants.


There are no make-up dates.


Cost for the 5 weeks is $75.

Class meets Mondays from 7pm - 8:30pm

Each week will build upon the previous week’s class.
Once registerd an e-mail will be sent with the weekly curriculum.

Once you’ve registered, please contact Melissa at mlightwellness@gmail.com with the following information and/or any questions:
1)What your experience with yoga has been. (no experience is needed)
2)List any injuries and/or health conditions you have treated in the past and/or are currently treating.
(All information will be kept confidential)


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 23 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Mon Nov 06 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Mon Nov 13 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Mon Nov 20 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Mon Nov 27 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Melissa Light
  • Mon Dec 04 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Melissa Light