Melanie Green

When:  Every Tuesday from 9:30 - 11 am

Tuesday, September 5 at 9:30 -11 AM PDT
Tuesday, November 21 at 9:30 - 11 AM PDT

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Berkeley Yoga Center 
1250 Addison Street
Studio 209
Berkeley, CA 94702

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Ashtanga Fall Series: September 5 - November 21, 2017

WHAT:  In the Beginning Ashtanga Fall Series, new and continuing students will study together to learn the foundation of the Primary Series of Ashtanga.  Students will be encouraged to practice outside of class in order to deepen the work they do in class with Melanie.  This will also help students create a stronger connection to the practice.  This series will give students the chance to better understand and experience the pacing of Ashtanga Yoga, a vigourous flow style of yoga linking breath with movement.  Each class will include a seated meditation, yoga philosophy, and hands on attention.  We will build on previous experience to create a cohesive and holistic experience for each student. 

You must sign up for the entire 12 week series.

WHO:  This class is suitable for new and continuing students of all levels.

WHEN:  The class will meet for twelve weeks, beginning Tuesday, September 5 through November 21, 2017.

Cost:  $170

Preregistration is required.

Melanie Green is a yoga teacher, mother and co-director of the Berkeley Yoga Center. She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching since 2000. Melanie makes yoga accessible to all. While encouraging students to focus on their breath, drishti, and sensations.  She teaches her students to deepen their practice as they honor their bodies. She values the spiritual aspects of yoga integrated with the asanas. Melanie focuses as much on the profound inner lessons of yoga: attention to the breath, letting go of thoughts and ego and perseverance through practice, as she does on the physicality of the poses. This process has been informed by

Melanie's own experience with scoliosis - which is how her journey of yoga began. In each class, the student is invited to let go and have fun. Melanie's yoga background includes extensive study in Ashtanga. She has also trained in Iyengar, Pre/Postnatal and Vipassna Meditation.

Her daily practice informs her teaching and gives her an abundance of experience from which to teach others. Melanie always finds ways to integrate lessons from her own yoga practice into her daily life with her children and wife. Melanie also has been teaching yoga to children since 2004; currently she teaches yoga in several elementary schools in the Berkeley Unified School District, at the Wheelhouse Academy in Richmond and in the New Year will be teaching the Berkeley High School Mountain Biking Team. In addition to her regularly scheduled classes, Melanie also offers private instruction in yoga and holistic nutrition counseling. 

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