Yoga is for Every Body

Yoga is for Every Body

Yoga is for Every Body

No matter what body you have, you can benefit from a Yoga Practice. We offer a practice suitable for every body. Would you like to de-stress and be happier? Yoga can help.

No matter who we are, we need our bodies to operate well. Imagine driving a broken car, you can’t feel safe and confident. Treat your body well and it will reward you. Here are some of the benefits from just a little regular yoga:

Flexibility
Mobility
Calmness
Steady Emotions
Strong Immune System
Balanced Nervous System

So many people dismiss yoga thinking they need to have a particular body or level of fitness to practice. This is not true. Anyone can do a few yoga poses. Without a healthy body life is very challenging. Yoga keeps you healthy, helps you heal after illness, and supports you through the inevitable challenges of life.

Yoga brings us to our senses! Slowing down and becoming mindful of our thoughts and actions allows us to enjoy beautiful moments: to see more clearly, to hear subtle sounds, even Inner Stillness; touch and taste become heightened when we pay attention. And life is beautiful when we have the eyes to see.

It is well-known that stress underlies a myriad of health issues. None of us can afford to stay stressed out for too long. Simple stretching and deep breathing goes a long way to slow us down and reduce stress. Our emotions become more even keeled. We learn to self regulate regardless of external circumstances.

  • Who doesn’t want to be vigorous and enthusiastic each day well into their senior days?
  • Learn to be happy every day.
  • Yoga can transform your life!
  • Come give it a try

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We offer a variety of classes

Love your Life Yoga Flow explores a flow of poses connected with breath; get into your own ‘flow state’. Stretching and strengthening, this class is for folks with healthy fitness and mobility. Balance the nervous system with just the right amount of ‘effort’ and ‘ease’. Learn to listen and love your body during the practice. Mondays 5.00 – 6.15 pm on Zoom

Love your Life Gentle Yoga is suitable for the hopelessly inflexible, and those with physical limitations, or in rehabilitation. A series of slow stretches, using props; many poses are on the floor on your back, to open hips, stretch back and hamstrings. The deliberate breathing slows the out of control mind.

Wednesdays 7.00 – 8.00 pm Sleepy time Yoga in your PJ’s Thursdays 5.00 – 6.15 pm on Zoom

Restorative Yoga is for the deep exhaustion we all feel. Supported with pillows and blankets, we rest in positions that allow release of stiffness and tiredness. We learn to stop running. We learn the value of non-doing. Our culture has conditioned us to keep running, doing, achieving. Earning more money is considered success. Sadly it leaves most of us bereft and empty. Replenish in this class with nourishing music, poetry and inspiration while you rest. Sundays 5.00 – 6.15pm

Catch your Breath. This class is all about the different ways we can breathe: to energize, to calm, to balance. Learn to breathe efficiently for more energy and less stress. Learn to make breath your powerful ally. Face changes and challenges with courage and joy. This is an interactive zoom class where you are seated at your computer, no yoga poses. Series of 4 classes TBD

Yoga Nidra. Guided deep meditations where you relax on you back, allowing your body to fall asleep and your mind to stay aware. Experience directly “All is well”. This is a blissful state! Practice this form of yoga to build a substratum of deep calm. This deep calm facilitates a wise response to life’s many challenges.

Third Wednesday each month 7.00 – 8.00pm

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ZOOM Classes

All our classes are offered on Zoom. Not only can you stay home to practice, you will feel the intimate atmosphere of Presence, clear instructions and visuals to offer you a satisfying yoga experience. Give it a try.

Rather than following the stereotype of young lithe bodies prancing around in a competitive environment, our style brings together all our scattered parts into Wholeness.


Our Exchange

We love to support you during our collective crisis which we offer in trust of your generosity!

We are so appreciative of your generous donations. Thank you!

While we suggest $10 for each class , we are so grateful to those who give more, and also welcoming to those unable to contribute.

This is the new economy.

Links are open for all.

Your donations keep us online.


There is Yoga, and then there is Maggie’s style of yoga.

“I cannot even imagine life without yoga, it is so deep in my body mind. Throughout my life yoga has supported me through huge challenges: loss of country, experience of breast cancer, financial uncertainty and all the emotional storms of raising a family. These challenges are normal, and we all have them in some form or other. Yoga gave me a powerful ground of being, that no matter how dire a life situation might be, the natural inner resources that we all have, were readily available. “

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Everything has Changed!

Everything has Changed!

Yes, the world will never be the same again. There is no going back to the way things were. Our understanding of the world, our collective and personal narratives are all completely different. We are building a new humanity, while the old world crumbles before our very eyes.

I find it quite exciting, even though there have been so many losses. We are committed to participating in the new earth, by working as beacons of Light, sharing creative and positive ways to love the world. Each of us participates through Consciousness. Yoga is such a great vehicle for that.

As a family, we chose to relocate. We are no longer in Southern California, teaching yoga in studios, but now on the coast of Oregon, still offering yoga, on zoom.

We would love to have you join us. Here is the current weekly schedule.

Sundays: Restorative Yoga at 5.00 to 6.15pm PST

Mondays: Love your Life Yoga at 5.00 to 6.15pm PST Level 1/2 hatha yoga

Wednesdays: Yoga Nidra alternates with Gentle Yoga at 7.00 to 8.00pm

Thursdays: Love your Life Yoga at 5.00 to 6.15 pm Gentle/Lev 1 hatha yoga

Email: wisdom@easeintoyoga for details.

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Thanksgiving is over and the holiday season lies before us, and virus is sky-rocketing! Like an impatient child in the back seat we might be feeling challenged and dismayed at the length of this journey.

I am in awe at the amount of patience, self-discipline and restraint you have shown. It has been a challenging year indeed. And just as there seemed to be a bit of light, we have the set-back of the third corona wave.

We muster our extraordinary resources of endurance and staying power. We develop the skills of undertaking new skills and increasing the ones we have. Most of us have become better in the kitchen and the garden. And some really determined folks managed to clear their garage! Simplify.

We also learn to reframe challenges into opportunities, to slow down when hurrying was habitual, and to enjoy the simple pleasure of a calm cup of tea. Many of us have navigated great loss whether financial, social or to losing family and friends who have crossed over. We all have to learn it: Impermanence.

My gratitude is so much around the gift of yoga, both as a relaxation practice, meditation practice and keep moving practice. Yes, there are so many awesome teachings and tools to keep us going. Mostly I am grateful to have friends and students to share the practice. Community, albeit virtual is so comforting.

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Settling into a New Way of Being.

Settling into a New Way of Being.

Hello Dear Yogis,
We have turned the corner in this pandemic, and it is a difficult corner! Now we are in summer, and the pandemic is still very much here, and the country is in upheaval. Darkness has come to light; our country’s racial shadow, corporate greed, climate change denial, is in plain sight and we are in enormous social upheaval. It is good to remember that big change only comes through chaos. We each handle this in the way we are called.
More than ever we need the stabilizing energy of Yoga Practice.
I am so thrilled that so many of you are receiving benefit from the classes that are on offer. The classes are growing, and I receive most heartening and appreciative emails, that energize me to continue to offer more. It seems we will be doing yoga online for a while yet.
Please build your own little yoga space at home, Zoom in, practice and feel so much better! It’s really easier than driving classes.

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My personal life has changed SO much. Chris and I are thoroughly grounded. Our Soul Gypsies Travel business is well and truly at stand-still. No more flights across the world to far-flung exotic cultures. Now we enjoy the memories, and the priceless value we received from those journeys; as well as exotic dishes that are prepared by the two of us in our little kitchen!

It has been a gift to return whole heartedly to my first love, which has always Yoga! I so hope you will join us on Zoom and try a class.

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What just Happened?!

What just Happened?!

April 3rd 2020
Dear Yogis,
The world has suddenly and truly changed! In the blink of an eye, we are confined to our own home shelter. A dreadful reason: the rapidly spreading deadly Covid 19 virus. Yet in spite of the global lock-down, there are extraordinary gifts to be found. It is a time to truly go inwards through reflection, pranayama, yoga practice, deep relaxation as well as meditation and prayer.
I am here with excellent tools to help with anxiety, stress and depression, in a private Zoom consultation online, or by the group classes scheduled for the week.
I, like many other Light workers all over the world, have been preparing many years for this time of great change. My offerings to support you in this intense transition period, are scheduled online.
My home yoga garden studio has been turned into a broadcasting studio, with lights, camera and ‘action’ happening several times a week! Currently we are working with Zoom. We are investigating better platforms for future classes. This too is changing and definitely for the better!
I would love to share my offering with you. The best way to stay up to date is to be on my email list.
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Currently I am sending one email a week with the following week’s program.
All my love and blessings to you. We really are in this together in this time of “correction” or “reset.”
Namaste
Maggie

Wanna go Deeper?

Wanna go Deeper?

 Powerful Pranayama Breathwork Experience

From Fear to Love

Westlake Yogaworks

with Maggie Mellor and Stella Davis

Sunday September 15th 2019

1.30 – 3.30pm

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In this transformational workshop, learn a simple yet powerful pranayama that is not typically taught in yoga classes, and yet can create positive and lasting shifts in your life.

By raising Prana in the subtle bodies, this breathwork technique releases physical and emotional blocks, as well as stubborn mental constructs, and takes you into the celestial realms of Pure Awareness.

Maggie and Stella will guide you into a deeply relaxed and expanded state in a reclined position, using spoken word and evocative sacred sound, including native drum & sound bowls. Leave feeling enlightened!

***Please note: As this class involves breath retention, it is not suitable if you are pregnant, have heart disease, or you are on prescription medication to balance emotional levels.

 

Bring your yoga mat, or camping pad, eye pillow, blanket and bolster. (a few will be available)

 

Some of the reported experiences:

  •   Release of mental, emotional and energetic blockages.
    • Physical release and relaxation of areas of tension or constriction.
    • Profound experiences of love, peace, and gratitude.
    • Experience of expanded states of consciousness.

Living with more Joy!

Living with more Joy!

Discover your Open Heart!

You are invited to my NEW class series at Hillcrest Center for the Arts

November 6th to 27th 2017 at 7:30 – 9:00 pm (4 consecutive Mondays)

 

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  • Are you struggling with the daily barrage of bad news?

  • Is the gravity of our world taking you down?

  • Would you like to be happier?

I would LOVE to share my findings to assist you. We spend four sessions together. We’ll be on chairs, don’t expect a yoga fitness class. Go home each week with a tool to integrate into your life. Easy and light, Let’s increase our mental and emotional fitness to feel better, and help those around us too.

We will practice conscious movement, breath work, mindful meditation, and conversation to reflect on how we can de-stress, reframe our lives and discover more joy.

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These two guys are my heros! Desmond Tutu, suffered hugely at the hands of the Apartheid regime in South Africa, and the Dalai Lama lost his homeland. Both have witnessed unbearable human suffering, yet they are always laughing!  Together they published The Book of Joy! We too can  learn to be happy in spite of everything.

Yoga Nidra Benefit Class

Yoga Nidra Benefit Class

Relax into Bliss

Friday August 26th 6.00 – 7.15 pm

Westlake Yogaworks

Maggie Mellor guides you into the deepest levels of relaxation through Yoga Nidra.

Lying very comfortably on your back,

Awareness is drawn through five layers of consciousness till you hover just above the level of sleep.
This is a profound experience of being aware of being asleep.

By creating and placing your intention at the onset of this inward journey, you shape your destiny.

This is the secret tool of yogis and swamis!

Leave this workshop in awe of the beauty of your Being and the great potential of your life.
This practice is suitable anyone who wants to simply relax deeply.

If you like Shavasana,  you will love Yoga Nidra!

To Register: Email: wisdom@easeintoyoga.com

Please support my fundraising efforts by donating here.

Yoga Day Retreat at The Ojai Foundation

Yoga Day Retreat at The Ojai Foundation

Saturday October 10th 2015

9.15 am – 4.30 pm

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Join me for a day of re-connection to Ourselves through Yoga and Nature.

Our home base is the newly completed Council House, a circular structure with a garden on the roof! Here we practice yoga in our circle of friends.  Here we have the conversation about our lives, what we have harvested,  and what we long for. We relax in Savasanah to enter the realm of lucid dreaming sleep to not only to relax our body minds, but also, to rewrite our programming, and create all that we long for.

A hearty  healthy lunch under the shady oaks, a meditation under the ancient Teaching Tree, a beautiful hike through the winding oaks to the top of the hill. Here we enjoy the vistas and a connection to All That Is.

We return to lie in restorative postures, time to reflect, and once more dive deeply into the nidra state, to effortlessly Awaken to our True Nature.   Return home in awe of the inner and outer beauty.

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Please join us for community, yoga and sacred land experience.

Catch the early bird before September 20th for $120. Thereafter $140.  Mostly these yoga days sell out.

Email me you are coming.

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