I will be teaching @steamhousenh Sun Mar 15 7:30am Hot Yoga Express 26/2 60 min AND 9am Hot Vinyasa 60 min Mon Nite Mar 16 4:30pm Hot Vinyasa 60 min with optional 15 min Yoga Nidra Meditation AND 6:15pm Hot Yoga Express 60 min.
We know how chaotic life is right now. We are here for you and want you to be able to practice regardless of what is going on.
Starting Monday we will be live steaming all classes in real time. If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms OR have an active cough, please stay home! We know you still need to practice so you can practice with us, via our private FB group in real time! 🙌🏼
Here is what we have planned and are actively doing to keep the inoculation curve as flat as possible:
✔️All students with an active cough/ cold or flu symptoms are required to avoid the studio and take class virtually until their symptoms subside and they are no longer contagious.
✔️All highly touched areas are being constantly wiped down before and after every class. All props and weights are being cleaned after every class and by our daily cleaning crew members.
✔️Starting Monday, March 16th we will no longer be providing straps and blocks as they are really difficult to sanitize well. Please bring in your own props if you like to use them in class.
✔️We encourage you to bring in your own yoga mat and towel. We are trying to limit the use of our rental mats as much as possible.
✔️Starting Monday, March 16th all classes will be live-streamed so those who are at risk or have been potentially exposed can practice and continue to be a part of the community, reduce their stress and stay healthy.
Published by Melissa Abbott Yoga & Meditation Podcast
A lifelong meditator, learner and seeker, Melissa started her journey with a Hatha Yoga class in 1970 at age 17. Later after a stint in Art School and extensive travel, Melissa became a resident at Shree Muktananda Ashram in upstate NY studying Siddha Yoga meditation practices and is a disciple of Gurumayi Chidvilasananda and the Siddha Lineage Of Swami Muktananda and Bhagwan Nityananda. There she became acquainted with Shaiva Tantra Meditation from Kashmir, while studying with Dr. Paul Mueller Ortega, Dr.Douglas Brooks, Sally Kempton aka Swami Durgananda and many other teachers residing there at that time. Melissa also studied Tibetan Buddhist Practices of the Sakya Lineage with Luding Khenchen Rimpoche. Melissa has had a 40+ year meditation practice receiving many initiations and transmissions from many great contemporary teachers.
Currently, since 2017 Melissa has been studying with Christopher Wallis a Sanskrit Scholar Phd covering “The Recognition Sutras”, “Vijnana Bhairava”, “Spanda Karikas”, and “Tantraloka”. Melissa is an avid reader, studying with the scholarly works of Christopher Wallis PhD, Alexis Sanderson Phd.Oxford University , Christopher Tompkins PHd Candidate University Of CA Berkley, and James Mallinson from SOAS in London. A member of Academia.org, Melissa keeps up with the latest translations of historic Yogic Writings by contemporary scholars.
On the Hatha Yoga front, Melissa has studied Iyengar and Anusara Hatha Yoga in the 1990’s and later took her first hot yoga class 10 years ago with Suzanne Elliott in Merritt Island, FL, becoming a Raja Hot Core Hatha Yoga 500 hour Teacher in 2016 with Craig Villani. In 2017 she became a USA Yoga Coach and started judging video submissions in 2019. In 2018 Melissa studied with Jimmy Barkan Level 2 Hot Vinyasa Training in Ft Lauderdale and 2019 Adi Westerman’s Teaching 26/2 Plus Training. A member of the Original Hot Yoga Asso OHYA and a Hot Yoga Teacher at Steam House Hot Yoga & Pilates in Epping NH www.steamhousenh.com and Blue Yoga Group in Swampscott, MA. “Melissa Abbott Yoga and Meditation” has a weekly Visionary Tantric Yoga & Yoga Nidra Podcast available on Spotify, ITunes Podcasts, Podbean and YouTube.
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