Ketchup with Your Self-Care

by Edya Kalev

You open the bottle and turn it over. Nothing. Not a drop of ketchup makes it way onto your eagerly awaiting fries. So you screw the cap back on, and shake it. Now the ketchup flows freely down the neck of the bottle, adding the perfect zest to your meal. Yum. That’s pretty amazing, isn’t […]

Essential Changes

by Edya Kalev

As many of you know, I smell good.  That’s because I use essential oils daily, whenever I teach.  And the essential oils that I have been using for over 5 years come from a company called Young Living.Several months ago, I was browsing the Young Living website looking for a face cream to order. I […]

Food Combining for Your Spring Glow

by Edya Kalev

By Joyce Rockwood, C.C.H. As a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, I can tell you without reservation, that over the last fifteen years, one of the most life-changing dietary tools I suggest to my clients is proper food combining. This smart approach to eating will help you jump-start your health, lose weight effortlessly, improve your performance (athletic/singing/dance, […]

Meeting Mr. Barrier

by Edya Kalev

You arrive at a nightclub, dressed to the nines and ready to meet someone interesting. You investigate the general area first, getting a sense of who’s at the bar, who’s on the dance floor, and who’s hanging back by the door. You spot a guy by the bar. He looks really tender. You walk around […]

Thanksgiving TRUE & FALSE

by Edya Kalev

A little Thanksgiving fun while you pass the cranberry sauce! 1) There were Pilgrims and Indians at the First Thanksgiving: TRUE or FALSE? 2) The Pilgrims came to America for religious freedom: TRUE or FALSE? 3) The First Thanksgiving in the New World happened in Plymouth, MA in the year 1621: TRUE or FALSE? 4) […]

A Painful Lesson

by Edya Kalev

Recently, we spent some time visiting a friend of the family in the country. The same day we arrived, their 8-year old son, Leon* injured his neck on the trampoline in their backyard.For the remainder of the day, Leon lay on the bed in such great pain he could not turn his head or sit […]

MELT in the Canyon

by Guest Writer

by Gail Galvani Bell “As long as there are canyons, people will be drawn to them.” -Anonymous   We still don’t know whose words these are, but they very well could have been mine. My dream ever since seeing the Grand Canyon as a kid was to one day, hike to the bottom, spend the […]

Breathing, Shoes, and Superheros

by Edya Kalev

Inevitably, after almost every yoga class I teach, someone comes up and asks “What is the right way to breathe?” While I appreciate their eagerness to learn, there is no one right way to breathe. Think of breathing like you think of your shoes. As we all know, it is great to have a lot […]

An Interview with the Superstars of MELT

by Edya Kalev

I was privileged to sit down and chat with some of the superstars of MELT recently. Here is what they had to say. ME: Welcome to all. I am so pleased that you could join us in the studio with your busy class schedules. GREEN ROLLER: Hey, no prob PINK ROLLER: It’s a pleasure BLUE […]

An Antidote to Holiday Stress

by Guest Writer

By Jaymie Meyer, CWP, ERYT500 My first experience of restorative yoga occurred 19 years ago. While practicing yoga nidra (yogic sleep), I went far, far away. Not only did I feel rejuvenated upon my return, I was intensely curious: How could lying on my back, awake, for just 20 minutes provide such delicious renewal? There’s […]