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.
Restorative AcuYoga is a blend of restorative yoga and acupuncture. During this three hour workshop you will be guided through a restorative yoga sequence, which will be followed by a balancing (optional) ear acupuncture treatment received during a 40 to 50 minute savasana (final resting pose).
Restorative yoga is a practice that helps you develop a deeper understanding of your ability to relax. It invites you to explore your capacity to be present, both within the body and mind, while approaching this space with an open heart. During this practice you will be guided through a sequence, exploring both passive and active poses, with the support of props (e.g. blocks, blankets, bolsters). It is by remaining present that we’re able to face the dualities in life, working our way through darkness in order to find the light.
Ear acupuncture involves the insertion of one to two acupuncture needles (which are thin, solid, single-use, and sterile) into various auricular points on each ear. The ear holds a microsystem, which means that there is a point on the ear that correlates to the entire body. The insertion of these needles elicits a therapeutic response and can improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Each month these workshops will focus on different energetics housed within the body that can become out of balance with the fluctuations within the seasons, as well as by daily stressors. By targeting the body from an energetic standpoint, it invites one to syncopate with nature’s rhythms, bringing mind, body, and spirit back into a state of balance.
*This practice is open to all levels, beginners are welcome.
*Acupuncture treatment is optional, if you decide to opt out please let us know ahead of time
*Pre-registration/payment is required as space is limited to 10 participants
*Cost is $60
*We require a 72 hour cancelation policy as space is limited. No refunds will be issued, but an account credit can be issued for use at the studio if adequate notice is given.
*Please arrive 15 - 20 minutes early to get settled in
To learn more about Danielle and her Acupuncture practice, Avenue Acupuncture, visit her web-site: http://aveacu.com
Should you have any questions about the workshop, don’t hesitate to contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org or Danielle at email@example.com
Registration and payment are required ahead of time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)