SHADOW

+ LIGHT

the revolutionary online course

to break through your unconscious

blocks & shine your light in the world.

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when you sign up for 

SHADOW + LIGHT

you get:

  • Our proven, time-tested method to break through your unconscious blocks, experience radical self-love, & align with your your purpose

  • 8 dynamic lessons delivered every week (go at your own pace)

  • 5 powerful guided meditations 

  • 2 gentle yoga & pranayama videos

  • 8 LIVE online sessions (attend live or watch replays at your own pace) 

  • Lifetime access to all course materials

  • Access to our private FB community of like-minded souls

  • Personal support every step of the way

FREE GIFTS & CLASSES

FREE 1 Hour Yin Yoga Class &

FREE EBOOK on Yin Energy

+ Your Shadow Self   

Enjoy this FREE 5 minute meditation

to ground with breath,

awareness, + mudras.

Featured on the Blog

It sounds wild, I know: but you must pour LOVE + GRATITUDE into the pieces of yourself that you judge and loathe, if you're ever going to heal and transform your life.

Try this powerful journaling exercise. 

We are under the spell of "busy-ness"

in our peace-starved, stressed-out,

time-crunched culture. 

Learn the Shadow Stories that sabotage your self-worth, and how to reclaim your power.

"Money is the root of all evil."

There’s a giant taboo wrapped around money: Reframe your relationship to your resources & open yourself

to receive your worth.

“Thank you for being such an excellent mentor and teacher throughout these past 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training. This journey has changed me in innumerable ways.

Much of my progress is thanks to your

genuine kindness, love, and guidance...

from the moment I first heard you speak, I felt connected to you magnetically. You are a beautiful example of living your truth AND living yoga on and off the mat.” 

— Melissa Y.

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CREATIVE SPARK

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On The Yoga Writer Blog

March 15, 2020

Feeling anxious, worried, or overwhelmed?

You're not alone.

Now, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, fear & insecurity only increase feeing ungrounded.

That's why this Grounding Yoga Flow can be so helpful: the movements are designed to help you settle nervous energy, releas...

February 3, 2020

In Part 1, I share my personal ego trap on the yoga journey, which is actually a very common experience for most spiritual aspirants, whether you're into Occultism, Catholicism, or slapping on a pair of yoga pants and a mala and feeling superior to others...

...the root...

January 29, 2020

Hi, my name is Melissa and I’ve been a Yoga Asshat. ​​

It's because my ego sure does love to feel superior.

Like an eel, my ego found a sneaky way to slip itself into modern spiritual culture — under the carefully crafted guise of humble spirituality.

As Chogyam Trungpa s...

January 24, 2020

We are a myth-making species.

How you see yourself and the world around you is largely influenced by the myths you were told growing up ("Money doesn't grow on trees" or "Somedayyyy my prince will come" — sung in a Disney Princess voice).

These myths are the keys to unde...

December 27, 2019

Ram Dass (1931-2019) was a brilliant mystic, teacher, and psychedelic pioneer. 

Yet before his awakening in 1961, he was Richard Alpert: a psychology professor at Harvard. He followed society's rulebook and attained all the requisite money, status — even his own Ce...

December 19, 2019

The Cupful of Blessings Mudra

In the yoga tradition, a mudra is a hand gesture known as an energetic seal: using these seals can direct, energize, or soothe your prana (life-force energy). 

We use our hands all the time to communicate — especially if you're Italian...

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About Melissa

Writing has always been my first love. Finding inner peace has always been my deepest wish. Through mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and writing, I fuse these practices to help others connect to their own creative spark and the peace that exists within.

I am the editor of the essay collection Going OM:

Real-Life Stories on and off the Yoga Mat (Viva Editions 2014), featuring a foreword by Cheryl Strayed, and the author of two poetry chapbooks.

 

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