Due to a planned power outage on Friday, 1/14, between 8am-1pm PST, some services may be impacted.
We started our week with a walk with our hiking group Nature Victoria Explorations and James did some creative trail exploration :) We hiked through the most incredible and gorgeous forest. The forest was alive with colour and diversity. We were on a hike with one woman who was fascinated with fungi :) We ended up at Pearson College to fly the drone for a short bit.
On Monday we went to Dan’s Farm to get some fruits and veggies and fed the goats for a little goat therapy. :)
On Tuesday we filmed our new class for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which happens every year on November 25th.
We now have 5 classes on that topic, including a translation in Spanish, French and Italian
Along those lines, I am super excited to be involved in Dressember this year with one of my friends, fellow yoga teachers and a member of our community Nicci Rea. You can join our team or sponsor us here:
Slavery exists in every city in the world from brothels, to massage parlors. It is estimated that 35 million people in the world are trapped in slavery. 50% are children and 70% are women. The commercial sex trade is alive and well and women are being bought and sold like products. We can make a difference.
If you want to find out more about how a dress can change the world, you can watch this Ted Talk by Dressember Founder, Blythe Hill:
On Thursday we batch filmed a bunch of videos for this channel, Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa, answering your questions and we even did a Melissa’s Medicinal Tea video :) I shared a little behind the scenes with you.
On Saturday I spent the day with my meditation teacher, Neil McKinlay at Royal Roads University for a day long retreat on Meditations that Welcome the Earth. Hately Castle was getting decked out for the holiday season.
I appreciate all of you. :)
With gratitude, Melissa