with emiko oye
Sundays, Jan. 19 & 26, and Feb. 2, 1:15 - 2:15 pm
Cost: $75 for the series of 3
Class size is limited, register early!
This series will empower you to assess and treat your own body for imbalance and pain so you can live an active, pain-free life, no matter if you are active or sedentary! It only takes minutes a day once you know what to do.
The MELT Method® is a unique self-treatment approach that uses specialized soft body rollers and small MELT Hand and Foot Balls that are designed to relieve aches and pains brought on by aging and active living.
Week One - Focus on the MELT hand treatment, Re-balance Sequence and Neck Release Sequence to help with arthritis, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, shoulder and neck pain as well as sleep issues and anxiety.
Week Two - Focus on the MELT Foot treatment and lower body compression sequence to help with plantar fasciitis, ankle, knee and low back pain.
Week Three - Focus on review of previous weeks and adding on to the sequences for greater relief of aches and pain. MELT prepares your body for exercise and helps to restore your body afterward, so injuries can be prevented in the first place!
All equipment is provided for workshop use. If you have your own MELT Roller and are willing to bring it to use, please let us know. MELT Hand and Foot Ball Kits will be available for sale through emiko for $30, and MELT Rollers for $70.
Note: Full participation in this workshop requires participants to be able to get down onto the floor and back up on their own. We sit on yoga mats on a hard floor to perform the hand treatment. We will also be lying on the spine using a soft roller. If you think you will be unable to participate fully, perhaps a private session would be the best place to start.
Instructor — emiko oye
emiko oye is a Yoga Alliance Certified Forrest Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), Relax and Renew® Level 2 Restorative Yoga Instructor, MELT Method® Instructor, and Monnier Method Hatha Yoga Instructor (200-hr) based in San Francisco where she first discovered yoga in 1997 and has been teaching since 2012. She has studied under Ana Forrest, completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation and Advanced Teacher Trainings, and Mentorship Program. She continues to study under Judith Hanson Lasater in Restorative Yoga and Experiential Anatomy and with Sue Hitzmann in the MELT Method.
In living her yoga she has discovered how to best use the practice to meet her body’s ever-changing needs on and off the mat. Mindful breathing, daily MELT and Savasana are her keys for self-nourishment and being more Present – priorities for maintaining one’s sanity while thriving in this chaotic world.
emiko teaches from a place of empathy and inclusion – all feel welcomed and attended to no matter what skill or experience level. She strongly believes in teaching people not poses, with a passion for anatomically realistic alignment and mindful movement done with ease. When she’s not on the mat she’s in the jewelry studio running her art jewelry business, emiko-o reware.