January 21 to February 11, 2018
Body and Mind Reset for 2018This is the time of the year that we often set intentions for how we want to treat our bodies, reconnect with ourselves, interact with others, and make room for what is to come.
Later this month I will be participating in and leading a New Year Reset for the Body and Mind. This reset will involve daily yoga practice, journaling, healthy eating, and meditation in order to take care of our life force so that we have more ease in the body and mind.
The reset will last 21 days and will begin on January 21 and end on February 11.
January 21 will be a day of observation and journaling.
January 22 - January 27 will be a time of elimination (taking out foods that strip the body of nutrients and foods that create more work for the digestive system) and rebuilding (adding in foods that are nutrient dense and health sustaining). You will take out added sugar, alcohol, coffee, dairy, and gluten. (I also recommend taking out meat, but if you want to leave it in - eat fish, chicken and lean meats that are organic and free-range).
January 28 - February 3 will be a time of simplicity and mindfulness. You will participate in daily intermittent fasting, drinking green drinks daily and eating simple foods of brown rice, veggies, nuts, seeds, and fruit. You can also eat beans, but they must be pre-soaked for at least 12 hours and slow cooked so that they are the most digestible and friendly to the body. Intermittent fasting is when you do not eating for 12 - 15 hours daily - this will be explained in greater detail.
February 2 - 11 will be a time of reflection and decisions about how to move forward with healthy eating, exercise, daily yoga and meditation practices, as well as continued self-reflection.
The purpose of this Mind and Body reset is to create some patterns that sustain your life force in a healthy way, learn nourishing eating habits that feed your body, experience the benefits of intermittent fasting, and slow down through daily yoga, meditation and writing practices. You will be guided along the way with support and accountability.
The cost for participation is $95. The cost includes recipes, phone consult, guidance throughout, daily writing assignments, support of the group, and a yoga and nutrition class on Monday, February 12 from 7:30-9:30 pm in Studio C. In this class we will discuss how the 21 day reset went and how to move forward with a healthy body and mind.
If you'd like to be a part of this reset, please RSVP and mail in payment to Melanie Green, 1516 Edith Street, Berkeley, CA 94703 or pay via venmo @MelYoga by January 17. If you'd like to participate, but cost is an issue, please don't hesitate to be in touch.
Ashtanga 12 Month Immersion 2017-18
At the Berkeley Yoga Center (Studio C) — Immersion taught by Melanie Green.
Accepting applications for the Ashtanga Immersion Program. Email Melanie for an application and registration information. The immersion program helps deepen your yoga practice and consists of 10 weekends of intensive study over a twelve-month period of time. The immersion focuses on the Ashtanga Primary Series, through study of the sutras, Ayurveda, adjustments, anatomy, and community. The program will also include a nutrition component.
Thurs. Feb. 8 through Sun. Feb. 11, 2018 -- Saratoga Spring Retreat Center, Upper Lake, CA
Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
About the retreat
The beautiful Mayacamas Ranch has burned down in the Northern California fires. We have found another location to hold the Annual Ashtanga yoga retreat. The retreat will be held at the Saratoga Springs Retreat Center. We are grateful to find the alternate venue. Offer yourself time to step away from your daily life. Retreat participants will have the exclusive ues of the facilities during our time at the center. Join the retreat to slow down and rejuvenate in a peaceful and relaxing environment. You will have the chance to anchor yourself with yoga, meditation, delicious food, and amazing people in a very unique setting. Saratoga Springs Retreat Center is a historic center, with some the buildings being over 100 years old. The Center is located in a pristine 260 acre valley with ample hiking trails and beautiful surroundings. The retreat will include meditation, pranayama, self-reflection, and the traditional practice of Ashtanga. Space is limited. Sign up soon as the retreat is almost full. $400 nonrefundable deposit required to hold your spot.