Yoga with Melanie
Yoga with Melanie

Yoga with Melanie

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Introduction: YOGA My goal as a teacher is to create meaningful experiences that uplift, inspire, and empower everyone who steps on the mat with me. My role is to hold space while students move and journey through their practice. Whether the focus of the class is on developing physical strength and openness, refining energetic awareness, or restoring ourselves through relaxation--the different styles of yoga practice are incredible tools to help us develop higher level of self awareness and better balance in our lives. Classes are structured around student's experience level and chosen focus of practice. Expect variations and use of props to different poses and progressions to asana for seasoned students. Yoga Offerings: Vinyasa Flow: Energizing dynamic practice connecting asana breath by breath. Restorative Yoga- Floor based practice using a variety of props to support the body allowing deep relaxation. Pranayama- Breathwork classes that explore the energetic effects of breath techniques. REIKI Reiki is translated from Japanese as universal life energy. It emits a healing energetic frequency which works both the physical and subtle levels to find greater balance. When a practitioner becomes attuned to reiki frequency, they are able to transfer the reiki through their hands to who they are healing. The practitioner is merely the vessel for the reiki to flow through. Reiki flows with complete freedom to find the root cause of imbalances to initiate healing processes. Reiki can be guided to flow in in the most critical areas which are no longer in equinimity. There are three levels of initiations in the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition. With these attunements, I am able to give full reiki treatments and capable of attuning and teaching others how to use reiki frequency.

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Serves Walnut Creek, CA

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9 years in business

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Alixandria H.

Private Yoga Instruction

Melanie is incredible. She is extremely skilled, knowledgeable, and encouraging for beginners. I knew very little about yoga when I contacted her and my morning yoga sessions with Melanie have quickly become the highlight of my day.
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So glad to connect and share the practice with you Alixandria! 🙏❤
Jun 30, 2021
Andi W.

Private Yoga Instruction

Melanie was fantastic. We hired her to do an outdoor yoga class to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Her class was fantastic. It was perfect for all different fitness levels. We will definitely be doing yoga with Melanie again.
May 2, 2021
Mirjam V.

Melanie was my yoga teacher in Sri Lanka and she had very nice and professional lessons. It was a very good experience to have Melanie as a teacher. I would definitely recommend her
Apr 24, 2021
Camille L.

Mel has the most beautiful spirit and gives wonderful energy through her teaching. Her cues are very clear and her voice is soothing. I found her classes challenging but balanced with just the right amount of relaxation. Most important I find Mel to be very attentive and ready to give students individual assistance when needed. Highly rate her yogi skills!
Apr 27, 2021
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Melanie Woods


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    YOGA **First Class Special!** I am offering an introductory rate for your first 60 minute, 1-1 class for $70.00! Single 60 minute Private Class: $90.00 3 Class Pack 60 minute Sessions: $240.00 ($80.00 per session) 5 Class Pack 60 minute Sessions: $350.00 ($70.00 per session) (For every additional person who would like to join the class, add $10 to total for each class) REIKI 60 minute reiki healing session: $75.00 Level 1 reiki attunement and training (3 consecutive days): $250.007

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We begin by having a conversation about you. Your experience with yoga so far, what style you practice, what you would like to explore more of, any past injuries or anything else that could effect your practice I should be aware of, and anything else that comes up. Based on what was shared, I will design specially created class(es) to guide your practice. After we practice together, I love to get feedback for better tailoring future sessions for you! As far as reiki sessions go, we start similarly to check in with specific areas of focus and any questions you have. For the duration of the session you will rest laying on your back and/or stomach and be receptive to what comes up through the session. Some people become so relaxed they fall asleep while others feel the energy moving and manifesting in different ways. Each time you receive reiki is unique and depends on where the reiki is needed most the moment of the session.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    *200hr YTT from Yandara Yoga Institute *500hr YTT from Yoga Tree SF Modules include: Relax Renew Restore- with Judith Lasater, Yoga Therapeutics- with Harvey Deutch, Prenatal Yoga with Jane Austin, Advanced Yoga Training with Sean Haleen, Stacey Rosenberg, Jason Bowman *60hr Prana and Pranayama Training with Kia Miller *Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology-Human Movement Science from San Francisco State University *Usui Reiki Master Training with over ten years experience as a reiki practitoner.

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