Yoga

On this page you will find  information about my yoga classes.

Have a look and contact me with any questions you may have. You can also read more about myself, my yoga teaching philosophy and education here.

If you prefer a private one on one class or are seeking a mentorship program please get in touch as i work with individuals like you with a genuine interest in developing and expanding your yoga practice. For teachers and students alike. Places are limited.

I also tailor yoga, mindfulness and meditation programs for various groups and organisations both in person and online. Contact me and we can discuss options and I will send you a template and together organise a time frame to action a program that is fitting for your unique needs and requirements.

Public Yoga Classes Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6:00 am
6:00 am
7:00 am
Mindful Yoga
Mindful YogaBook a session
8:00 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:30 pm
Monthly Meditation
8:00 pm

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Saturday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6:00 pm
7:00 pm

Thursday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6:00 am
6:00 am
7:00 am
Mindful Yoga
Mindful YogaBook a session

Wednesday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 am

Monday

No classes available!
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:30 pm
Monthly Meditation
8:00 pm

Wednesday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 am
10:00 am

Tuesday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00 am
9:00 am

Saturday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:30 pm
Monthly Meditation
8:00 pm

Wednesday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6:00 am
6:00 am
7:00 am
Mindful Yoga
Mindful YogaBook a session
8:00 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
6:00 pm
7:00 pm

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Saturday

No classes available!

Yoga Shala

Features of the shala:

My purpose designed yoga shala is in the back yard of my large residential block and is private and separate to my house with an adjoining rest room. It is a well loved haven a place to feel at home to explore movement, meditation & mindfulness practices in an open and supportive environment. I welcome you to meet with me before attending a class if you would like.

  • Yoga flooring that has a 13mm thickness to ensure your body is well looked after. This floor will change the way you manage your yoga practice.
  • Yoga mats/blocks/straps, bolsters, therabands all supplied
  • Beautifully warm with a Fire in winter & cool in summer

Class Description

 Tuesday morning & Thursday Evening

Mindful Yoga & Meditation

We move mindfully, listening, observing and guided by the feedback our body & mind gift us in the present moment. At times we move slowly and at other times with more speed but always grounded by the stabilising action of a body breathing well. Developing and expanding our relationship to ourself, looking inward with a curiosity to learn more. We practice by the ethos that our bodies are marvellous and resilient and we support ourselves by moving in many and varied ways. We practice sometimes to activate and challenge the mind  and sometimes to still and rest it. We keep the body agile. Within our movement and our stillness equilibrium can arise

Tuesday evening
Yin Yoga with myofascial Release & Yoga nidra

This class is influenced by my most recent trainings & continuing education.

Yin yoga, via the gentle application of tension & compression supports a healthy stimulation of the connective tissue and in particular encourages healthy structural shifts to the fascial matrix. It it is a practice to decompress the joints. We do this primarily by holding, for time, slow floor based postures and imperatively “rebounding” afterward. It is a functional practice and so the aesthetic of the shape is not of importance.

The utilisation of props is paramount here. Bolsters, blocks, straps and various shaped balls for myofascial release. The practice encourages you to drop into your own feeling space and relax into any discomfort that may arise whilst recognising and trusting your edge point. We journey through without force and by surrendering our attachment of the need to push further and achieve more.

The class is further complimented with an extended meditation or yoga nidra (a guided awareness practice).

Wednesday morning
An hour of Mindful Yoga

Embracing the early hours of the morning to move well whilst developing our relationship back to our breath is invaluable. An opportunity to reset and  begin the new day mindfully and with a greater sense of self awareness. We approach the possibilities of our movement practice with curiosity and in a way that always refers back to the strength of respecting our own individual body and make up. Always grounded by the stabilising action of a body breathing well. Uniquely ourselves, honing and honouring our body awareness.  This class is heavily influenced by Melissa’s diverse movement practice including and outside of her yoga practice and so you can expect the movement to be diverse and interesting. We practice by the ethos that our bodies are marvellous and resilient .

 

Saturday morning
Vinyasa flow & Meditation

Each Saturday we flow together through our yoga practice. Moving energy, unwinding and unravelling. Challenging ideas of ourself and our balance, we approach the possibilities of our movement practice in a way that always refers back to the strength of respecting our own individual body and make up. Uniquely ourselves, honing and honouring our body awareness. We practice by the ethos that our bodies are marvellous and resilient . Through our movement and our meditation equilibrium can arise.

This class is suitable for those with some previous yoga experience or with a reasonable degree of fitness (sometimes applies)

Forever Young Group

For those 60 years +

This class is for forward thinking Seymour folk who are over the age of sixty. If you are looking for a movement practice that assists you in developing & improving balance, mobility, strength, flexibility & stability then this class can be ideal.  Enjoy practicing with a group of like minded people. All you need is a curiosity to explore movement in varied ways and a forever young mindset. We practice mindfully and meditation & guided awareness practices are an integral part of the experience.

Private Yoga Classes by appointment

Visit my studio (I can also come to you) and experience a privately tailored class.

Traditionally yoga was often practiced in a one on one learning environment where the teacher could invest their time wholeheartedly to the student who came to practice and develop their yoga. Melissa applies traditional yoga methodology with current research based movement practices to offer a practice that is supportive of your physical. emotional & mental self. The practice is for you (and up to one other) The content of this individual practice will depend on your unique self , so I cannot yet tell you what to expect.

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