I will be having Arthroscopic Chondroplasty and Lateral Release surgery done on both knees on March 25th. This has been a long time coming, and I am actually looking forward to having it done.
I will have classes subbed for a few weeks, and then will only be teaching my restorative type classes until completely healed and recovered. Meaning no vinyasa or hatha and flow classes for a while.
But, stay tuned for some very exciting workshops and events!
February is bring a friend to Yoga Month at Shanti! Every class that you bring a new person to Yoga, for the month of February, you’ll earn a free Yoga class! That’s right, so grab a friend, a relative, or coworker and get your next class free. Your choice: gift the class to the friend or take the class for yourself! Bring 4 friends (to separate classes) and receive an extra class. That is 5 free classes!
Delighted to start teaching Vinyasa 1 at Shanti Om Yoga tonight at 5:45pm.
In this class, we will break down transitions, and use awareness as we move from pose to pose, keeping ourselves aligned throughout the practice. Knowing we are in no hurry. There is nowhere to go, nowhere to be, but where we Are.
Schedule Changes as of today;
I am no longer teaching Vinyasa on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at The Peoples Yoga in SE. As many of you know, I have had to miss quite a few classes over recent months, due to some healing work I have needed for my heart, and could use some more time. Another teacher will be taking over this coming Monday, October 21st. But, I will still be subbing in SE as much as I am needed. So check the online schedule! http://www.thepeoplesyoga.org
New Class! Beginning Friday, November 8th, I will teaching a Vinyasa/Restorative class at The People’s Yoga NE in the Small Studio, 7-8:30pm. This will be a wonderful, warming class where we will go deep, and then allow time for the wisdom of our practice to be absorbed while we are restored.
These schedule changes will allow me the time and space to continue to heal and build prana. Also, I will be able to sub and fill in as much as possible in order to be of service and share practice with even more of you!
I am beginning a new Restorative class this Friday, Aug.30th from 4:30-5:30pm at Shanti Om Yoga in North Portland/St. Johns. I am very excited about this class and to be joining the Shanti Om community!
I am happy to announce that I will be back to teaching all my regular classes on Monday, August 26th.
Also, I will be subbing a few more additional classes in NE during September, so check back in soon. Love Above All.
The past couple of weeks have been interesting to say the least.
First, I caught a nasty summer cold that sent me to see my doctor, who then discovered I had been living with a heart condition called Atrial Fibrillation or AFib for a while now. This came as such a surprise to me, as I have always had such a healthy heart, low blood pressure, low heart rate and so on. But, my father has this condition, and it can be inherited from a parent.
Since the diagnosis, I have become even more aware of and conscious of my heart. I read my pulse regularly and pay close attention to it’s rate and rhythm. I listen. It has been just over a week and a half since my diagnosis, and I already underwent my first cardioversion on Friday, which is when doctors reset your heart’s rhythm with electrical pads placed on your chest. It worked the first time, and hoping it lasts for a while.
I am also required to take blood thinning medication, as the risk of stroke is very high for those with atrial fibrillation. I’m not too excited about having pharmaceuticals in my body, but trying to cope with it for now.
This news is still so new for me, and I am still sitting with it. Each day it becomes a bit clearer and easier to accept and work with. I have missed a few of my classes and have had to get subs to cover, but looking forward to getting back to my regular schedule tomorrow.
I will be bringing with me, an even deeper understanding of the heart, and all of it’s invisible wisdom.
Special Event**Melina is teaching a donation-based class on Saturday, May 4th from 7-8:30pm Living Yoga Fundraiser. With special guest, musician Ero Gray playing his beautiful, raga inspired guitar improvisations! All donations go to Living Yoga.
more info; http://www.thepeoplesyoga.org