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A day out from Yoga Rocks at Preveli river Crete

Melanie Cooper
4-11 May 2019

Recently Melanie relocated to Bristol leaving behind morning Mysore classes that she taught at London’s Life Centre for many years. She offers a juicy selection of weekly classes in Bristol, workshops and teacher trainings far and wide, some jointly with Norman Blair. Guests can feel confident that their practice will be guided in an appropriate direction. Her book Teaching Yoga, Adjusting Asana, is a welcome addition to any yoga bookshelf. We love her ability to soften Ashtanga for beginners while having the experience to take those who are ready into a deeper practice.

On the retreat Melanie leads Ashtanga vinyasa yoga mornings with the option of either a self practice Mysore style and/or a led class for those who prefer a bit more structure. Keen yogis sometimes do both! Mel’s partner, Emil Lime assists, giving extra support throughout. Absolute beginners and experienced yogis alike benefit from their intelligent adjustments and clear teaching. Over the years working closely together their innovative adjustments have been refined to a point of brilliance.

Balancing the morning practice are three or four Yin Yoga afternoons – a slow and deep form of yoga, melting into each pose. Mel incorporates pranayama and yoga nidra into the afternoon classes. She loves to offer optional evening chanting under the stars.

825 euro, 775 early bird discount before 10 December 2019

Melanie Cooper teaches Ashtanga yoga retreat Mel's website
Seated forward bend with Melanie Cooper coming to Yoga Rocks to teach Ashtanga yoga
Emil Lime adjusts pachimotanasana on yoga holiday in Crete
Yoga Rocks retreat happy to have Melanie Cooper and Emil Lime teachign at Yoga Rocks