Entries by melissa

Enhancing Presence and Improving Posture

In the whirlwind of life, it’s a common challenge to stay grounded and truly present. The demands of work, the delicate dance of family life, and the pursuit of restful sleep create a cacophony that can make mindfulness seem elusive. But what if I told you that the ancient practice of yoga could be the […]

Autumn Wellness: The Many Benefits of Yoga Therapy for Fall

Autumn, with its colorful tapestry of falling leaves and brisk winds, invites us to embrace change and transformation. Just as nature transitions gracefully, it’s an ideal time to consider the profound benefits of yoga therapy. Whether you’re already on a wellness journey or just taking the first step, let’s explore how yoga therapy, in particular, […]

Yoga for Happy Knees

Yoga is a powerful practice that offers numerous benefits for both the body and the mind. Yoga can reduce knee discomfort and promote overall joint health. In this practice we’ll explore seven yoga poses that can make your knees happy. Please remember that it is essential to approach yoga mindfully. If you are experiencing knee pain […]

The Healing Power of Yoga Nidra

In today’s fast-paced world, where stress and anxiety have become a common part of our lives, finding effective methods to relax and rejuvenate is crucial. One such powerful practice is Yoga Nidra, a deep relaxation technique that goes beyond ordinary relaxation methods. Known as “yogic sleep,” Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice that has gained […]

iRest Yoga Nidra Recordings

If you’re seeking a practice that nurtures your mind, body, and spirit, you’ve come to the right place. In this space, you’ll have the opportunity to access recordings of the classes that I teach and experience them first hand. iRest Yoga Nidra is a profound and accessible form of guided meditation that combines ancient yogic […]

Yoga for Menopause

Menopause is the time where many of us transition from the reproductive to post reproductive stage of life. The term menopause is classically defined as the 12 months after we have our last period and then we are considered post menopausal (there is evidence that suggests menopause can last longer than 12 months so use […]

Did you know? Yoga Therapy can Reduce Pain in the Muscles and Joints

Pain in the muscles and joints can be due to an old injury (herniated disk for example), compensation for a body structure (scoliosis for example), habit (sitting incorrectly at a computer for example), or stress (lifting the shoulders to the ears for example). We can also have pain with no diagnosed cause. How does yoga […]

iRest Yoga Nidra Classes Scheduled

Upcoming Yoga Nidra Events: Thursdays 10:00 to 11:15 am starting August 3 @ Dogwood Studios  10:00 AM to 11:15AM eastern via Zoom. August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17 @ Yoga Garden Pittsboro, 6 to 7:15 PM eastern in person and on Zoom 12 minute sample practice below. In the live class we’ll dig […]

Wellness While Traveling

Travel can be unbalancing. Planes, trains, taxis, and changing time zones can leave some of us feeling ungrounded and knock off our circadian rhythms. It’s especially frustrating when we are either trying to relax during a vacation, enjoy a family visit, or get things done during a work trip. No matter why we are traveling, […]

Did you know? Yoga Therapy can help with depression

Depression comes in many forms. It can be mild or severe. We can feel it physically with the breath feeling shallow and the abdomen, chest, and shoulders tight. We can feel it emotionally with experiences ranging from lack of direction and purpose to grief, sadness, low-self-esteem, helplessness, and acute clinical depression. Depression is sometimes accompanied […]