Classes

Mel O Yoga Class Offerings

ROCKET

Lovingly referred to as “The Rocket”, is a style of yoga developed by Larry Schultz during the 1980’s. Rocket Yoga Is rooted in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice of yoga. It is combined with and restructured from the Primary and Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as well as key postures from the 3 rd and 4 th advanced series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

POWER YOGA

An invigorating and ever-evolving class that will expand your knowledge of yoga postures and how your body moves. This all-levels class has inventive and thoughtful sequences of sun salutations, standing and seated postures, back bending, and inversions guided by a steady breath to tone and calm the mind.

FIT FLOW

It’s always bathing suit season in Florida! Fit Flow is designed to help you work towards your goals of feeling healthier & stronger from the inside-out. With lots of strengthening poses, breath work, and stretching, any level yogi can find just what they need.

CANDLE LIGHT FLOW

Come unwind with this sweet Vinyasa Flow class which provides both a challenging workout and the ultimate in relaxation.  This vinyasa is appropriate for all levels and the poses during this class are all tied together with flowing breath. This transformative yoga experience includes flowing movement combined with longer held, restorative asanas that will leave you feeling incredible and elated.

SLOW FLOW

This mindful all levels practice allows you the time to gain balance and harmony through a slower less strenuous practice. We will focus on building strength, improving balance, increasing flexibility and promote healing of the mind, body and spirit. This class is appropriate for beginners, students with limitations, as well as experienced practitioners who enjoy a more mindful and less intense practice.

YASA/YIN

This class is a hybrid of yang (active yoga) with yin (passive yoga). We will begin with 30 minutes of gentle yoga to build strength, warmth and flow with fundamental yoga postures while relieving stress and tension by connecting breath with mindful movements. We will finish with yin (or passive yoga) to create flexibility, mindfulness and softness to release the connective tissues, create space and integrity in the joints and remove blockages to internal energy flow.

MY BODY DON’T BEND THAT WAY

Great for new yogis, returning yogis and yogis recovering from an injury, MY BODY DON’T BEND THAT WAY is a gentle yoga class designed to enhance flexibility, balance, and strength.  With its focus on alignment and breath, this yoga practice is about honoring your body and appreciating its capabilities, however it bends. Modifications, hands-on assists and props are offered to ease your body into the fullest expression of each pose for you.

YIN

Works deeply into muscles and connective tissues through extended holds of grounded postures. These one-hour classes are great for those looking to restore flexibility and/or work deeply into joints and tissues that are “locked” up from past injuries or from repetitive motion.  Yin Yoga specifically targets the hips, pelvis and lower spine. The challenge from this class comes from staying deeply in a stretch for an extended period of time – going beyond the point of wanting to “give up”. The focus is less on strength building and more on restoration, de-stressing and relaxation. For many students, this is one of the most challenging yet totally relaxing experiences they have.

REVITALIZE & RESTORE

This all levels class includes a variety of poses and gentle floor work, followed by restorative postures and breathing techniques for rest and relaxation. A variety of props and modifications are used in this class to make all of the postures suitable for everyone. All students are encouraged to work at the level that feels right for them. This class is especially beneficial for those suffering from anxiety, stress and insomnia. Props and hands are used to help students to be comfortable and get the most out of their practice.

FREE YOGA

(with donation of canned or dry good for our local food bank. (Fridays @4pm))
Feed your soul while feeding the hungry! Join us for a FREE one-hour yoga practice on Fridays, from 4-5pm. All you need to bring is a donation of a canned or dry good for our local food bank, Peace Lutheran Church on Port Malabar Rd, Malabar, FL. This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Pre-registration is not required – just show up and have fun while supporting a good cause.

MEL O CHAIR YOGA

This class is designed for active persons with issues which may prevent them from getting up and down from the floor. Whether from arthritis, injury, joint pain or other problem with their body. The chair is used both for seated postures and as a prop for balance, support and as aid in deep stretching and folding poses. Mel O Chair Yoga will give you the opportunity to safely explore the range of motion in your joints and muscles allowing them to gently loosen and stretch throughout the class . New to Yoga Students will find this class fun and educational and it is also excellent for persons who are familiar with yoga but have had to curtail their practice do to injury or age related issues renew their yoga practice to gain all the  associated benefits. Come on in and enjoy, everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness.

Kundalini Yoga is based on the belief that there is a well of energy, creativity and love within each of us that is waiting to be activated. You get a great workout that will increase your flexibility and stamina while also enhancing your concentration and self-awareness. Every class will be different, but all will feature some combination of postures (kriya), breath (pranayama), sound (mantra) and meditation to help release blocks to self-love and create a new road map to HEAL, EMPOWER AND EXCEL. This yoga is for individuals of all fitness levels.