http://www.melissawest.com Starting this week we are commencing a new series of classes for beginners. Over the next six weeks we will explore all the facets of a yoga class starting this week with preparatory poses. These are the poses that we use to prepare our bodies to get into the larger yoga postures such as standing postures, backbends, inversions, twists and forward folds. We even use these poses to open our bodies to breath and our bodies and minds to explore thoughts and emotions. Also during these classes we will return to some of the core philosophies of my teachings. Starting with our physical experience from my training at Esther Myers and their core teaching of breathing, grounding and spinal elongation and then expanding to our thoughts, emotions and spirit from my training with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and that infamous question, “What’s happening now?” The simplicity of these classes will bring us back to basics and give us the space to unravel tension from our bodies open up to hear the messages they are trying to speak to us.
Melissa West is a yoga instructor who helps people to surrender to peace in their lives by connecting to the vital energy within their body through breath, cultivating optimal functional movement by harnessing the power of gravity and increase overall mobility by creating more suppleness in the spine.