Melissa Zelaya


Yoga Teacher

Melissa Zelaya

 

Born in Honduras, she spent most of her life in Europe traveling, working and living.

Melissa went through to different work experiences, but didn’t find nothing that could satisfy her.

This kept Melissa searching for a better dimension for many years, constantly seeking for an activity which could encourage herself and her spirit. She was spending most of her time working in the London nightlife and the same was for her spare time. Partying too much without asking herself what was the real purpose of the life she was living.

Melissa was struggling to improve her family health issues back home in Honduras since her mom and younger brother where having serious mental illness. On that point, she left everything in London and went back home for almost 3 months where she saw with her eyes the suffering and the illness of her family, while treating this challenging matters. 

Melissa was always curious about finding the purpose of her life.

In 2014 she discover in the Yoga practise the balance and the happiness she was looking for. 

Melissa realised since long time ago that she always wanted to be involved in activities which could help other people to find themselves as she did for her on the yoga mat.

While practicing Yoga as a student, Melissa finally found her passion and discovered the healing benefits of yoga ( mental, physical and spiritual ).

Melissa gives a massive thanks to the teachers that inspired her and still does in many ways, first Jamie Clarke and Dulce Aguilar (The Yoga people), Marcus Veda, Celeste Pereira, Lizaan Jacobs, Aram Raffy Christian Coelho and many more and two new teachers that she discovery very recently Stewart Gilchrist and Eileen Gauthier.

Melissa was training on the traditional 200hrs Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Rocket Yoga level one - December 2015.

50hrs Rocket Yoga advance - March 2016.

100hrs Yin Yoga and Chakras all this trainings in London with The Yoga people - November 2016.

And she studied at the Minded institute, Yoga Therapy for PTSD and Yoga therapy for addictions - October 2016.

Melissa believes that Yoga and Meditation are the medicine for mind and soul. Yoga make you smile even from the inside.

 

Class Schedule

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Tuesday

  • Heartcore 16:15 to 17:15
    Heartcore, City
    https://www.heartcore.co.uk/
  • Rocket YogaRocket Yoga is dynamic and fast-paced flow of yoga. Dani Burlison of the Noyomises to get students to fitness nirvana faster." Classes are guided with Sanskrit names of the asanas, following through 142 poses in 75 minutes in a typical class(there are alternate 60 minute and 90 minute class versions as well.) The structure maintains that of Ashtanga Vinyasa, consisting of a warm up with rounds of surya namaskar, after which 66 poses continue with standing poses, seated poses and ending with the traditional closing series including mudras and śavāsana. Some of the more challenging poses incorporated in these series would include Astavakrasana, Parsva Bakasana, wi Pada Sirasana and Pincha Mayurasana. Another key quality of the Rocket Yoga System is what they call the "Art of Modification". Students are encouraged to make their own interpretation of the traditional asana and can remove or modify binding postures that tend to cause students to get stuck in the traditional series. This allows the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method to be accessible by the general populace and even those who may have structural disabilities who would otherwise not be able to practice traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga methods. 19:00 to 20:00
    The Light Centre, Victoria
    http://www.lightcentrebelgravia.co.uk
  • Yin Yoga 20:00 to 21:00
    The Light Centre, Victoria
    http://www.lightcentrebelgravia.co.uk

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

  • Rocket YogaRocket Yoga is dynamic and fast-paced flow of yoga. Dani Burlison of the Noyomises to get students to fitness nirvana faster." Classes are guided with Sanskrit names of the asanas, following through 142 poses in 75 minutes in a typical class(there are alternate 60 minute and 90 minute class versions as well.) The structure maintains that of Ashtanga Vinyasa, consisting of a warm up with rounds of surya namaskar, after which 66 poses continue with standing poses, seated poses and ending with the traditional closing series including mudras and śavāsana. Some of the more challenging poses incorporated in these series would include Astavakrasana, Parsva Bakasana, wi Pada Sirasana and Pincha Mayurasana. Another key quality of the Rocket Yoga System is what they call the "Art of Modification". Students are encouraged to make their own interpretation of the traditional asana and can remove or modify binding postures that tend to cause students to get stuck in the traditional series. This allows the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method to be accessible by the general populace and even those who may have structural disabilities who would otherwise not be able to practice traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga methods. 10:15 to 11:15
    Omnom, Islington
    https://omnom.com
  • Yin Yoga 11:30 to 12:30
    Omnom, Islington
    https://omnom.com

Sunday

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
10:15
11:30
13:15
16:00
16:15
17:00
18:00
19:00
20:00

Workshops

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 LIVE, VIBRATE, LIBERATE - DAY RETREAT

19TH OCTOBER 2019
10.30AM - 5PM

ST MARKS CHURCH, PRIMROSE HILL, NW1 7TN

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Come and liberate yourself and “transcend” daily life, through our Autumn day retreat, taking you through vibrations of yoga, kirtan (singing) and Gong

 Set in the beautiful, grand St Mark’s Church Regents Park, hosted by Yang (Melissa Zaleya) and Yin (Samuel Nwokeka) duo. With the head Chef (Woody) who is behind all the delights of LEVELSIX café, as well as Kirtan by Radhika Ranjana of Kirtan London and Gong from Rachael Welford, this day is set up to be one of your most memorable of 2019.

 We will be focusing on the season of harvest, autumn being the time to reap what we planted in the spring, it gives us the time and space to reflect, a time of the year to easily access gratitude and celebration of what we have done, but also a time of seeing what we want to take forward and what we want to leave behind from the harvest.

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THE YOGA

Melissa and Samuel will be guiding you through a morning dynamic practice, igniting your cosmic fire. The practice and day is open to those beginning their yoga journey and those who are down the trodden path. The only pre-requisites is love of yoga, delicious foods, and great vibes.

THE FOOD

The food will be inspired by the season, Autumn, abundant and delicious fresh food, provided by the man behind the cafe of LEVELSIX yoga studio in Peckham, Woody. A passionate foodie and chef we will be graced with a family feast and some of Woody’s signature deserts.

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After we have had time to digest and connect with one another, we will be lead by Londons leading Kirtan man Radhika Ranjana in a musical mediation.

Once we liberated ourselves through voice we will be lead into introspection through a YIN & GONG practice. This will be sequences around the Element of Metal which gives value to the Earth in the form of precious metals and trace elements.

The yin will leave us ready to be bathed in sounds of gong rounding off a Magical day.

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PRICE

EARLY BIRD (UNTIL 15TH SEPTEMBER)

£65

NON-EARLY BIRD

£80

HOW TO BOOK

All transfers to be made in GBP to the following details:

Name: Samuel Nwokeka
Bank: STARLING
Account Number: 01776880
Sort-Code: 60-83-71

Once sent please email: samuelnwokeka@icloud.com to confirm receipt & your place

Note: Due to limited spaces, tickets are non-refundable but are transferable should you find someone else to take your place.

ABOUT SAMUEL

It was around the same time that Samuel took a fall whilst skiing which forced him to call time on his football career that he had started to progress once again in the Essex Senior League. Not only did this give him the time to deepen his practice, but he soon learnt there was much more to yoga than the endorphin pump you get from the physical asana. The clarity and calmness it brought to his mind proved invaluable, giving him the tools to stay centred despite working long hours in the City.

Samuel's teaching style is fun and upbeat, focusing on linking breath with movement. He likes to challenge his students and to offer them ways to take their practice further. His energetic teaching style ensures everyone will take something away from each one of his classes - whether you are completely new to yoga or have been practicing for as long as you can remember.

ABOUT MELISSA

Melissa was always curious about finding the purpose of her life.

In 2014 she discover in the Yoga practise the balance and the happiness she was looking for.

Melissa realised since long time ago that she always wanted to be involved in activities which could help other people to find themselves as she did for her on the yoga mat.

While practicing Yoga as a student, Melissa finally found her passion and discovered the healing benefits of yoga ( mental, physical and spiritual ).

WHAT IS A GONG BATH

A gong bath is essentially a sound meditation. The name gong bath comes from being bathed in a variety of soothing and sacred sounds which use a variety of healing frequencies.

You wear comfy clothes and lay down with a pillow and a blanket (it's a bit like a fun sleepover from when you were a kid) once you are super comfy, I start to guide you using my voice, Tibetan bowls, Gong and bells. I also send Reiki energy to relax your body and slow your busy mind. It's pure bliss.

Every practitioner is different in how they play, the instruments they use and the way they run their events so I would recommend trying a few different ones before you decide you don't like them

WHAT IS A KIRTAN

Kirtan is a call and response musical meditation that takes a minute to learn, and makes you feel good just as fast. The practice goes back more than 5000 years and can be practiced by anyone. You do not need to be a good singer, a practitioner of yoga, or a follower of any religion or set of beliefs to experience the power of kirtan. An open mind and your voice are all that is required! Combining music, mantra meditation and full body, mind and heart participation, kirtan offers a rich, immersive experience that has the power to change the world, one heart at a time.

Retreats

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New retreat coming soon!

Elad Itzkin Yoga Photography - Melissa Zelaya

Yoga

Melissa Zelaya Yoga Teacher - Elad Itzkin Yoga Photography

Melissa Zelaya Yoga Teacher - Elad Itzkin Yoga Photography

Privates classes

I conduct private yoga classes at your home and office. Each session is designed specifically for you, and I will focus on exercises for your body type, taking into consideration your personal health and goals.
If you are a beginner and you want to start a healthy practice without being overwhelmed or intimidated by a group setting.
it is a great way to learn proper alignment and basics. If you are intermediate or advanced, it is the opportunity to take your practice a step further and work on personal needs or you want to take your practice deeper and focus, on specific asanas.
With private instruction, you can deepen your practice, increase your confidence, ask questions in a confidential environment and receive personalized guidance and hands-on adjustments tailored to you.

Corporate classes

Yoga is not just about being able to perform complicated poses and movements. It is a holistic approach to physical and mental health, as well as a person’s well-being and personal growth. Corporate Yoga is the extended concept of working peacefully in the midst of a hectic corporate environment.

Maybe the strongest reason for incorporating Yoga into your employees’ wellness routine is the ease with which a corporate Yoga program can be implemented with any kind of resources. The only equipment required for a session of Yoga are some floor mats and a bunch of willing participants with a strong desire for a healthier, more fulfilled life.

With the practice it will increase efficiency, productivity & creativity, improve focus under deadline, improve mindset and morale.
Enhance employee strength, posture and health & decrease chronic pain, decrease employee fatigue & back pain, decrease employee disease risk factors.

Regular practitioners of Yoga would stress that its many benefits include emotional wellness.

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