Let us unroll our yoga mats
& practice together.
My name is Melody Lima, welcome to YogaMatUnrolled.
A space where you will find the yogic tools just for you.
I believe Yoga is for Everybody and Everybody can practice yoga
Do you need to move your body, exercise, feel grounded, undo some physical tightness, lose some weight or gain some energy?
The yoga postures, called asanas, offer many styles, sequences and traditions for the right mix to match you and your goals.
Do you seek stress relief, some me-time or self-care, maybe a few moments away from work or domestic responsibilities?
Practicing Pranayama (breath work) and Meditation soothes the soul and melts away the layers of everyday life that prevents us from being our best selves.
Are you seeking answers to questions that often cling to us for years?
Who I am? Where did I come from? Where am I going? Reading the Yoga Sutras and other texts or journaling can guide you deeper into Self-discovery.
Yoga is not a one-size-fits all cure. It is a process, a path with twists, turns and obstacles to observe.
On the mat some practices are fluid, graceful and inspiring. While other practices are sticky, clunky and disappointingly painful.
Off the mat, we are parents, teachers, spouses, entrepreneurs, students, artists, care-givers and ordinary people looking to enhance our lives with some lightness, fun creativity and bliss.
There are many tools to explore here at YogaMatUnrolled:
You will find some of my personal stories and experiences of teaching, parenting, learning and creative wonder. I may share:
- a yoga philosophy explored in one of my yoga classes, or
- a great book, yoga related and other too, or
- my off the mat challenge of raising a teenage girl and her dog, or
- a great Jazz artist, an inspiring documentary film, a recent ballet performance, or
- a new yoga trend or approach I discovered through networking with colleagues or at yoga conference, or
- a creative project involving paint, paper and a bit of messiness, or
- how often I experience writer’s block
We all have a story, our unique beautiful, complicated story. Let’s unroll our yoga mats and practice together.
“Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.” ~~B.K.S. Iyengar
“I love taking Melody’s classes no matter how I feel. She makes every class feel like it just for you by giving you options on every pose. I always get so much out of her classes.” ~~Deb
“A playful, wise and talented yoga teacher (Melody Lima) firmly rooted in the teachings of Yoga as a complete practice for living a full and peaceful life. A teacher who knows the importance of practice and continuing education on and off the mat, she is a dedicated student who freely shares her knowledge with the community and her colleagues. I am honored to know her and have access to her wise words and advice and found great joy in practicing with her in class.” ~~Kimma
“Melody is kind, open and willing to explore all obstacles on the yogic path with her students.” ~~Ann
“No Mud. No lotus.”