Guided Meditation


This class is taught by:

Melanie Lombard

Before I tried yoga, I thought I wasn't the right kind of person for it. I was a broke, chain-smoking artist, who was slightly cynical and disconnected from my body. A good friend finally talked me into going to a donation class when I lived in San Francisco. It was a huge class, and it seemed like everyone was there. There were all kinds of dispositions, body types, and skill levels - I loved it . I kept practicing because it felt so good afterwards (now it feels good during). I could breathe deeply for what seemed like the first time. I discovered that there is no "kind of person" who does yoga. Yoga can be for anyone. Still, I wondered if I would become perfect - perhaps an enlightened being, or an underwear model- but what has actually happened is much better. After many years of breathing, stretching, sweating, and paying attention, yoga has helped me experience equanimity and acceptance. I feel more grounded in my body and alive. I hope to share that experience in my classes.

David Westlake

An ancient sage once wrote that the deeper purpose of yoga was to still the chattering distractions of the mind. I agree absolutely and dare to suggest that the intentional practice of any physical medium whether it be yoga, cycle, running or whatever it may be has the same outcome. At first, the practitioner seeks physical health with all it's benefits but after a while there comes a profound mental clarity that goes beyond the everyday thoughts and identifications of the ego. There is something that happens when our bodies become our ally through effort and self love that allows us to live more fully. I hold this conviction near to my heart, taking it into whatever I teach whether it be the physical poses of yoga, the stories behind the practice or an epic ride. My own journey has certainly proven this truth again and again. All the activities I explored on the journey towards yoga such as wrestling, T'ai Chi, sports fencing and hiking pointed in this direction. Looking back it makes absolute sense that I teach yoga and indoor cycle, but I still smile when thinking about it. Life has a way of doing that for us.  
 
Come check out one of my classes, surround yourself with epic music, breath, discover the edge and move beyond it. Without a doubt, this process of expanding our physical health is a metaphor for all levels of our lives, we step past our habits and self-imposed limitations to discover infinite possibilities. Love and Gratitude!
All levels. Meditation is one of the most natural and rewarding of all human activities. It gives direct, intuitive experience of higher realities, and is the cornerstone of true spirituality. It also helps create balance and cultivate inner peace. Meditation may produce profound results on all levels of your being—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Come connect you with your own inner powers of vitality, clarity, and love!

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Dec 13 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Dec 18 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Dec 20 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Dec 27 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jan 01 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jan 03 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jan 08 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jan 10 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jan 15 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jan 17 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jan 22 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jan 24 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Jan 29 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Jan 31 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Feb 05 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Feb 07 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Feb 12 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Wed Feb 14 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Melanie Lombard
    at Anchorage Yoga
  • Mon Feb 19 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Yoga