TONITE! Immersive Tues Night 7pm basic embodied yoga flow class @capeannpoweryoga with Machendranatha Consecration and Tattva Bhavana Yoga Nidra and Sound Bath healing and beautiful ❤️ POWER 🕉 & PEACE ☮️ Such a aware, supportive and vibrationally open experience with this group of very special #yogis and #yoginis It is true to say that the CAPY Yoga Community is a refuge of the best kind and the Tues Night experience is so empowering for beginner as well as serious practitioners. Machendranātha and his consort Kokan were enlightened Hatha Yogis from the Uddiyana Region of Kashmir where much of what we know as Classical Hatha Yoga originated. Machendrāth was the head of a powerful group of early yogis in the Nāth Tradition and we are still practicing some of the postures he originated such as all the Spine Twists and Fish Poses. We will invoke this lineage with the Nāth consecration and then practice Tattva Bhavana as a Yoga Nidra. Bhavana means feeling, Tattva means feeling into what is ….In essence we will be tuning into your consciousness awareness. Tattva Bhavana is a Shaiva Tantra meditation technique which was practiced over 1000 years ago and comes to us through the Recognition Sutras by Keshmaharaj. #melissaabbottyogayoganidra #slowempoweredyoga #basicflow #Empowerment #openedeyedmeditation #immersion #healing #feminineenergy #circleoflove #soundhealing #crystalbowlsoundbath #essensenature #machendranatha #nathtradition #keshmaharaj #recognitionsutras Free for CAPY Members or just $15 Drop In! Sign up: capeannpoweryoga. com or BSport App ( under Power & Peace)
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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