Melissa Smith Workshop


Sunday, June 28, 2015.


Standing Postures for Core Stability and Strength 9am-11am

Morning active yoga practice that fosters supportive strength from the ground up. Find ease and stability in standing postures for a sustainable yoga practice. We will look at how our core muscles and our feet create the essential foundation for our bodies. Enjoy a long restorative savasana.

Transformational Restful Yoga for “Every” Body 1pm-3pm

Restorative Yoga, through long held, prop supported postures, teaches that even though a pose appears to be still, there is a subtler action going on that involves a symphony of breath and body that brings the entire being into a state of deep repose and release.
The benefits of a restorative yoga class include:
Powerful relaxation to access a state of pratayahara (a withdrawn state).
Restoration and exploration of the mind, body and soul in passive postures.
Clarity, connection, and a spirit of offering through ishvara pranidhana (the divine within).
Moving meditation warmup and the graceful presence accessed with long held postures.

$35 per class
$60 for both

Earlybird $30 per class
Earlybird $55 for both
(Earlybird ends June 19th)

SFA Student Discount – $30 per class
SFA Student Discount – $50 for both
(SFA Students will need to have a valid SFA ID the day of the workshop)

Register for the Workshop


Melissa-bio Melissa Smith, 500 ERYT, offers an individualized approach to yoga. Her style of yoga is a blend of traditions from many teachers from all over the world spanning more than a decade. This integrated approach will take you on an journey into cultivating a curious eye within.

“Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings. ~ Rumi