ABOUT OUR PRACTICE
Melody is a 500-hr Established Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT®500) practicing since 2002. The foundation of her practice combines the physical with an inner emotional and spiritual journey. By integrating body, breath, movement, and meditative awareness, Yoga and Melody strive to promote an understanding of the inter-dependency of all these aspects in your personal health and well-being.
The benefits of holistic health and wellness, coupled with the numerous testimonials from Yoga nad Melody clients are some of the reasons that numerous established New York City and New Jersey medical and wellness professionals (i.e., Physicians, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Acupuncturists, Nutritionists, Massage Therapists, etc.) continue to refer their patients to Yoga and Melody.
Vinyasa flow is a series of movements each linked to another, which coordinates Prana (breath) and Asana (postures), creating a moving meditation. With its flowing movements and fast pace, Vinyasa builds heat in the body and stretches the muscles, increases cardiovascular health, reduces stress and anxiety, and has a tremendous effect on mental and physical energy. These classes promote natural weight loss, strengthen the cardiovascular system, increase endurance and agility, build stronger muscles, deepen flexibility, and create better focus and concentration.
Therapeutic Yoga is a comprehensive system utilizing gentle yoga, restorative yoga, breathing techniques, and mindfulness specifically designed to enhance the body's capacity to heal. By activating the parasympathetic nervous system, therapeutic yoga will result in deep healing and repair.
Classes are accessible to those recovering from an injury or illness, dealing with an autoimmune disorder, anxiety, depression, or experiencing balancing issues. Practitioners can use the addition of a chair for support.
A powerful tool for self-transformation, Hatha yoga is a series of individual postures, rather than flowing movements, which bring attention to our breath and helps us to find stillness within. Hatha is broken down as HA (Sun) and THA (Moon) energies. As a slower-paced practice, Hatha yoga creates alignment and balance thus uniting opposites. Hatha yoga classes promote musculoskeletal balance, deepens the lung capacity, improve posture, and reduce stress.