Melina Meza

For the last 18 years, Melina Meza has explored the art of nutrition and yoga.

She utilizes her knowledge of Ayurveda, Hatha Yoga, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle promotion to create what she calls ?Seasonal Vinyasa.? Every yoga class, retreat, and workshop emphasizes alignment with nature and the crucial importance of sequencing. In addition to asana practice, Meza?s works include understandings on physical health and nutrition as well as how to inspire self-knowledge that allows for the conscious adjustment of day-to-day choices.

Exuding in her love of yoga, Melina Meza?s colorful and hopeful perspective on life, originates from her devotion to yoga and eating well, to teaching and nutritional counseling, and to traveling and experiencing different cultures.

Until December 2011, Melina Meza was a yoga teacher in Seattle, Washington at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers, when she moved to Oakland. At the 8 Limbs Yoga Centers she was the Co-Director of the 8 Limbs Yoga Centers 200 and 500 ? Hour Teachers? Training Program. She continues to grow as a teacher, and is influenced by studying with numerous teachers, including Dr. Robert Svoboda, Scott Blossom, Sarah Powers, Jin Sung, Gary Kraftsow and Seattle's Kathleen Hunt. Meza believes that retreats and sabbaticals are vital to her personal practice and bring her deeper reflection and inspiration.

Melina Meza is the author of the Art of Sequencing books and produced the Yoga for the Seasons video series, which premiered in September 2009 with the release of the Fall Vinyasa DVD.


    Fall Yin Restorative Practice Video
    Fall Yin Restorative Practice (October 2010)
    22 minutes
    In the autumn, the Chinese Five Elements system promotes the lung and large intestine meridian lines to ensure that sufficient heat is drawn inward and downward, preventing imbalances that may result in the common cold, ...
    Available worldwide
    Fall Seasonal Vinyasa Flow Video
    Fall Seasonal Vinyasa Flow (October 2010)
    37 minutes
    In Ayurveda, the fall season is associated with the dosha – uneven energy pattern – called Vata, which is composed of the elements Air and Space and which promotes movement. As essential as Vata is to our health, ...
    Available worldwide
    Yin and 8 Limbs Video
    Yin and 8 Limbs (January 2014)
    43 minutes
    Enjoy this relaxing yin practice from Melina Meza while you learn about the eight limbs of yoga.
    Available worldwide
    R and R Video
    R and R (March 2014)
    19 minutes
    This is a great class if you are new to yoga or have taken a break and are ready to renew your practice. It will leave you feeling restored and relaxed.
    Available worldwide
    Yin Yoga for Spring Video
    Yin Yoga for Spring (March 2011)
    27 minutes
    In the Five Element Chinese system, spring is a time to nourish the liver and gallbladder organs. These organs do many helpful things for our health including filtering toxins from the external environment and our food, as ...
    Available worldwide
    Spring Seasonal Vinyasa Video
    Spring Seasonal Vinyasa (March 2011)
    35 minutes
    In Ayurveda, the spring season is a time when the Kapha dosha (composed of Earth and Water elements) moves into the Pitta dosha phase (composed of the Fire and Water elements). During this transition time in March through May, ...
    Available worldwide
    Kapha Balancing AM PM Class Video
    Kapha Balancing AM PM Class (February 2014)
    28 minutes
    This energizing practice with Melina Meza will warm up your core temperature and prevent kapha accumulation in the stomach and respiratory system. 
    Available worldwide
    Bones, Breath, and Bandhas Video
    Bones, Breath, and Bandhas (December 2013)
    42 minutes
    This class from Melina Meza is meant to help bring your attention deep into your body, relax your senses, and engage with the bone tissue. Make this sweet practice your own by taking whichever options suit you today.
    Available worldwide
    Summer Seasonal Vinyasa Flow Video
    Summer Seasonal Vinyasa Flow (July 2010)
    36 minutes
    Summer is the Pitta season (composed of the Fire and Water elements), which means it’s time to get outside, grow food, play, relax and enjoy the outdoors, recharging your internal batteries with solar energy. One of the ...
    Available worldwide
    Befriending the Agni Video
    Befriending the Agni (August 2014)
    54 minutes
    Stimulate proper digestion with engaging sequences, classical hatha postures, and steady twists.
    Available worldwide
    Yin Yoga For Winter Video
    Yin Yoga For Winter (January 2011)
    25 minutes
    Winter is nature's time of hibernation and retreat. The active rest phase in winter is necessary to replenish your internal batteries after the fall harvest. In the Chinese Five Elements system, winter is a time to maintain ...
    Available worldwide
    Winter Seasonal Vinyasa Video
    Winter Seasonal Vinyasa (January 2011)
    37 minutes
    The winter season in Ayurveda is associated with the dosha – uneven energy pattern – called Kapha, which is composed of the elements Earth and Water and which promotes stability in our body and mind. In order to ...
    Available worldwide


    Food & Nutrition
    October 28, 2015
    If after the holidays you want to do a little detox, lighten up, shed a few pounds, or save a few dollars, and begin the New Year with a healthy diet, I would suggest starting the year with a one to three day kitchari monodiet. Kitchari is an...
    October 28, 2014
    As we move from the extroverted energy of summer towards the quiet and dormant energy of winter, the autumn season is the space between these two extremes and is considered a transition time in Ayurveda, much like pratyahara is to the 8 Limbs of...
    Healthy Living
    June 29, 2014
    In part one of Things to Know About Your Liver, I I focused on the organ’s role in daily detoxification and what types of foods and lifestyle practices are recommended for optimal liver health. In today's article I'd like to highlight the liver’s...
    Healthy Living
    June 8, 2014
    There are numerous opportunities for the Yamas to support your current wellness and nutritional aspirations. The Yamas create a wheel of ethics that includes kindness, honesty, refrain from stealing, moderation, and non-hoarding. Following these...
    Food & Nutrition
    June 1, 2014
    The liver is the second largest organ in the body (your skin is the largest) and arguably the most popular one mentioned in yoga studios, health magazines, and wellness centers throughout the spring and summer season. Considering your liver is...

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