I am so Glad I Live in a World where there are October’s – Catch a Class with me In Studio, On Demand, Zoom

A famous author once said

“I am so glad I live in a world where there are October’s”. There are many reasons to love the Fall Season. For many people, though, this season seems to be all about stimulating anxiety & fright. Halloween, It’s getting Darker Earlier, and the Election are all outer manifestations of this energy. I want to remind you, that truly speaking, Peace comes from within yourself and as the Buddha admonished his students “Do not seek it (peace) elsewhere.” My strategy is to Move the Way Self Acceptance, Love and Joy make you Move, and Not the way anxiety, fear, and self bullying make you move. This requires Practice, Patience, and Presence. As the Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu once said: “ Mastering others is Strength, Mastering Yourself is True Power. Learning how to get In Touch with your deepest inner Presence helps you connect and integrate your own internal rhythms and well being. This is what Yoga is all about. Practicing on the Physical level with Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga balances and transforms on all subtle levels. The physical ( feel better and more aligned, the mental ( gain mental strength), the emotional ( super charge your emotional self ) and getting in touch with your Inner Self ( that Peaceful place within ).

Remember, ( very important ) Yoga is not for the Flexible, it’s for the Willing. In my classes, it doesn’t matter how deep you go in a posture, what matters is the person you are doing them. I like to subscribe to the three bears philosophy, “Not to Much, Not to Little, go to the Just Right Place” This means you can level up and level down in my classes and you are guided and supported to do that. Lots of Yoga Teachers want to show you how they can do pretty poses, I want to teach you to stoke your Metabolic Fire so you can have More Love, More Joy, More Peace, More Compassion and Especially More Self Acceptance in your Life. So Yes, I am glad to live in a world that has October’s, the chance to stop beating yourself up with your limitations and more of a chance to use your Yoga Class Time to embody and connect to the Radiant You, igniting your Well Being from the Inside Out. Yes it really is an inside job!

@steamhousenh Mon 4:30 & 6:15 Thurs 9am In studio recorded classes available on Demand steamhousenh.com 75 Railroad Ave., Epping NH or MindBody App

@blueyogaswamp Wed & Fri 8:30am In Studio Only – PM me to attend – 644 Humphrey St., Swampscott, MA

NEW NEW NEW @capeannpoweryoga Sat 9am In Studio & Zoom capeannpoweryoga.com or MindBody App $12 drop in on Zoom 186 Main Street Gloucester MA

#selfacceptance #healthyaging #radiant #hotyoga #hotvinyasa #practice #patience #presence #movethewaylovemakrsyoumove #willing #wellbeing

Catch a Class with me In Studio, On Demand, Zoom

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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