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 PRACTICE SERIES
8-week Practice Series
Modo Yoga Kelowna
Registration opens September 1st
This is our fourth year running. An opportunity to recommit to meditation practice in the support of community. This fall we will explore The 10 Oxherding Pictures as our practice guide. For seasoned & beginner practitioners alike.
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.
It's true, I'll support you to sit in meditation practice. I'll come right to your office!
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.
Melissa offers a variety of ways to enter practice by teaching series in yoga studios, wilderness settings, corporate settings, and beautiful retreat centres. She leads two public classes each week at Modo Yoga Kelowna on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday mornings.
Mindfulness Meditation Training & Practice Series
Annual Retreats in Costa Rica, Portugal and British Columbia
Affiliate Practitioner, The Breath Network for Survivors of Sexual Assult
Ethical Engagement Educator, The Lab of Meditation Training Vancouver
Somatic Movement for Addiction Recovery, Karis Society Addiction Recovery Centre for Women
Compassion & Mindfulness Training
Chaplain in residence, Third Space Counselling & Charity
THIRD SPACE CHARITY
Third Space Charity runs an incredible internship program for Masters graduates of the Social Work and Clinical Counselling Program.
Thursday afternoons we gather at Modo Yoga Kelowna to explore the balance between the work of a clinician, personal care and community engagement.
I am continuously committed to supporting front-line workers.
For Front-line Workers
Join a group of front-line workers by Zoom each Monday night for an hour of practices led by myself and clinical counsellor Brian Dean Williams. We are exploring how to build resilience during
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