MEDITATION & YOGA

Explore how alignment, breathing, balancing, stretching and strengthening provide the ideal opportunity to apply Buddhist meditation techniques to experience your mind, bring awareness to habits, and open your heart. Melissa guides you in both movement and stillness practices, as well as offers dharma and poetry readings. Each class encourages gentleness of breath, attention to alignment, creative movement, relationship to the ground and the process of gravity.



Fall MEDITATION & Somatics Series
Season of Metta

10-weeks 

Invati Yoga Kelowna

Tuesdays

7 - 8:30 pm


 

Begins October 11th

*Registration is full*

Stay tuned for spring practice series beginning in April.

Registration opens in February.  This series fills fast.  Add your name to the mail list to be notified when registration opens.

PRIVATE SESSIONS

Melissa is available for private individual or small group classes. Wonderful for working beyond what is taught in drop in classes.  Also supportive for anxiety, stress, trauma and life balance; for either teens or adults.

Working with the body.

Gathering for regular group practice is a modern form of shared community collective. Through movement and stillness of the group, we support one and other in subtle, intimate and profound ways, working beyond language, shifting patterns, habits and supporting the outer world in endless ways. For our hearts, minds, bodies, children, lovers, family, friends, community, art, environment, politic, and world.  Every sentient being on earth.

 

I offer a variety of ways to enter practice by teaching series in yoga studios, wilderness settings, corporate settings, and beautiful retreat centres.

  • Fall & Spring Meditation Training & Practice Series

  • Spirit of Zen Meditation Retreats, Stowel Lake Farm, Salt Spring Island

  • Affiliate Practitioner, The Breathe Network for Survivors of Sexual Assault

  • Ethical Engagement Educator, The Lab of Meditation Training Vancouver

  • Compassion Training, Third Space Charity

  • Chaplain in residence, Internship Educator, Third Space Counselling & Charity

  • Buddhist Chaplain, University of British Columbia Okanagan Multi-faith Centre

  • Visiting education Chaplain, Kelowna General Hospital

THIRD SPACE CHARITY

Third Space Charity runs an incredible internship program for University Masters graduates  of Social Work and Clinical Counselling Programs.

Thursday afternoons we gather to explore the balance between the work of a clinician, personal care and community engagement.

 

SECOND SUNDAYS LIVING BY VOW

Join a virtual community

gathering once a month. Guided movement, meditation practice & dharma story exploring what it means to live by vow.  An exploration of Buddhist precepts, Yogic Yamas, and an ethical life.  Often knowns as the very foundation of meditation practice and a great way to stay connected and dive deeper after retreats and workshops.

Pre-registered 12 month series. Offered by Dana.

Offered every other year.