Melina Meza weekend workshops Sept. 13th and 14th 2019
Yin and the 5 Elements
Friday, September 13, 2019, 6-8pm
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 autumn season as well as offer her favorite insights into Ayurveda’s 5 Elements to support your well-being throughout the year.
Yoga and Ayurveda for Healthy Aging
Saturday, September 14, 11:30am-2:30pm
If you learn to manage your prana (life essence) on a daily basis with thoughtful consideration, you’ll hopefully begin to notice a stronger, healthier and stable you! This session will cover the foundation material for understanding the heart of Yoga and Ayurveda for Healthy Aging. Melina will share her favorite asana modifications, and lifestyle routines to synchronize with the Pitta (householder) and Vata (retirement) seasons of one’s life.
Autumn Seasonal Vinyasa
Saturday, September 14, 4-6pm
Melina Meza’s Seasonal Vinyasa workshops will help you understand the unique qualities of each season and get you more aligned with nature’s rhythms. You will learn how to adapt your yoga practice, diet and general approach to life as well as how to inspire self-knowledge that allows for the conscious adjustment of day-to-day choices. Students will learn specific alignment principles to strengthen the body’s inherent tendencies toward Vata seasonal imbalances. (Lecture and asana practice)
Melina Meza, BS Nutrition, Ayurvedic Health Educator, Certified Yoga for Aging Teacher, 500-ERYT
Melina Meza has been sharing her knowledge of Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, and whole foods nutrition with yogis around the world for over 22 years. Melina pioneered Seasonal Vinyasa, an innovative multi-disciplined approach to well-being, and is the author of the Art of Sequencing books and the creator of the Yoga for the Seasons – Fall Vinyasa DVD.
Currently residing in Oakland California, Melina facilitates year-round yoga and Ayurveda workshops and leads retreats in extraordinary sanctuaries around the world. Her continual growth as a teacher and practitioner has been influenced by studying with numerous instructors, including Dr. Robert Svoboda, Scott Blossom, Sarah Powers, and Gary Kraftsow. Retreats and sabbaticals are also vital to Melina’s personal practice and bring her deeper reflection and inspiration.
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 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 have 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.
You can find Melina’s unique offerings on the Yoga Anytime, YogaUonline, or at Gaiamtv and practice from the comfort of your own home.