We are thrilled to welcome Melina Meza to the studio for these two amazing workshops:
Saturday, March 10, 1-3:30pm
Spring Seasonal Vinyasa – Elimination = Illumination
The ancient yogis taught their students how to live with the natural cycles of the day, seasons, and life. This unique workshop emphasizes the importance of sequencing for the seasons and adapting dietary approaches, cleansing techniques, daily rituals and lifestyle routines to synchronize with the seasonal changes. Students will learn Ayurvedic philosophy applicable to today’s lifestyle and asanas to strengthen the body’s inherent tendencies toward seasonal imbalances.
Saturday, March 10, 4:30-6:30pm
Yin Yoga and the 8 Limbs of Yoga
Yin Yoga is a powerful practice that deepens the mind-body connection. Through muscle relaxation and release of tension, breath awareness and visualizations, Yin Yoga not only inspires the circulation of life force energy (prana) throughout the body but also instills an attitude that allows you to more fully prepare for meditation. Melina will offer Yin sequences primed for the spring season as well as offer her favorite insights into the 8 Limbs of Yoga to support well-being throughout the year.
Melina will teach Yin Yoga sequences primed for each of the seasons, as well as share ways to work with the five elements (space, air, fire, earth, water), nutrition strategies, acupressure points and meridians, and yogic philosophy to support well-being throughout the year.
This immersion is perfect for yoga practitioners who want to balance their active practice with a slower meditative style of movement as well as yoga teachers who wish to broaden their offerings and help prepare students for meditation and healthy living.
Melina Meza, BS Nutrition, Ayurvedic Health Educator, 500-ERYT, has been sharing her knowledge of Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, and whole foods nutrition with yogis around the world for over 20 years. Melina the author of the Art of Sequencing book series, pioneered Seasonal Vinyasa, an innovative multi-disciplined approach to well-being. Her work is featured on Yoga Anytime, YogaUonline, or at Gaiamtv video channels.
Melina holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Bastyr University, where she deepened her interest in the world of whole foods nutrition, and is also is a certified Ayurvedic Health Educator from the California College of Ayurveda. While attending Bastyr, she found what her body, mind, and spirit had been waiting for—yoga. From her very first class in 1993, she has never stopped exploring the physical, mental, and spiritual practices passed down from the ancient sages. Yoga has been the “launching pad”—as her teacher Gary Kraftsow describes it—that has rocketed her into a life journey of cultivating the disciplines necessary to gain insight and wisdom integral to being healthy, compassionate, and radiant, as well as how to share those gifts with others.