Join Melina Meza and Jessica Steinbomer in the Live Music Capital of the World- Austin, Texas for a foot stompin', barbecue eatin' yoga lovin' good time! Melina is based in Oakland, California and offers Seasonal Vinyasa Yoga that combines Ayurvedic wisdom with Hatha Yoga. Jessica is an Austinite local, a yoga teacher, a Hakomi practitioner and the Director of Zero Circle Center.
This weekend is for travelers or locals to enjoy the best parts about Austin in a fun-filled weekend including: Yoga, Barton Springs, Live Music, and tons of laughter. A portion of the proceeds will benefit BioIntegrity, a local company dedicated to saving the rainforests. Your registration fee includes a donation that will save 5 acres of Amazon tropical forest and will literally protect:
More than 400 trees
Millions of microbial species
Annual oxygen production for +15 people
Hundreds of threatened plant and animal species
Seven indigenous communities' cultures and livelihoods
+450 tons of tree-stored carbon dioxide (equivalent to keeping +95 cars off the road for a year)
Arrive in ATX, and after settling in to your gorgeous hotel, take a scenic ride out to our purely Austin event Center. Gather, enjoy the wild flowers and the sweet breeze and feel your system drop in to Austin time. At the Center, Melina will offer a group yoga practice followed by our first meal enjoying the local flavor and experience of the food truck culture. Bring your dancing boots for a special House Concert, arranged exclusively for this event! After the festivities, arrive back at your hotel floating on clouds, and thoroughly entertained.
After a comfortable sleep and a coffee from Jo’s, gather with the group for breakfast for an energizing and stabilizing meal at one of Austin's favorites, before boarding the magic bus for a day filled with yoga and a Hill Country Tour that results in BBQ and winery. Spend the later afternoon dipping in Barton Springs, shopping on South Congress, or napping in your room. Dinner and music tour throughout the evening at all of the local haunts.
For your last day in Austin, enjoy a magnificent spread of incredible eats at one of the famous Gospel Music Brunch venues. Closing circle and final yoga session will be held down by the lovely waters of Barton Springs to send you home rejuvenated, richly nourished and full of Austin smiles.
Space is LIMITED to 25, please register as this will sell out.
All programming and tour guide services
Shuttle to and from on Friday to Center
Drinks and House Concert Friday night
Shuttle all day for Saturday’s Adventures
Yoga with Melina
What’s not included:
Food and drink
Recommended Hotels near South Congress:
Austin Motel - http://www.austinmotel.com/
San Jose Hotel
Extended Stay on 1st Ave. - Downtown Town Lake
About Melina Meza
Melina Meza, BS Nutrition, Ayurvedic Health Educator, Certified Yoga for Aging Teacher, 500-ERYT
Melina Meza has been sharing her knowledge of Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, and whole foods nutrition with yogis around the world for over 20 years. Melina pioneered Seasonal Vinyasa, an innovative multi-disciplined approach to well-being, and is the author of the Art of Sequencing books and the creator of the Yoga for the Seasons – Fall Vinyasa DVD.
Since 1997, Melina has been teaching yoga at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle, Washington, where she also is Co-Director of their 200- and 500-Hour Teachers’ Training Program.
Currently residing in Oakland California, Melina facilitates year-round yoga and Ayurveda workshops and leads retreats in extraordinary sanctuaries around the world. Her continual growth as a teacher and practitioner has been influenced by studying with numerous instructors, including Dr. Robert Svoboda, Scott Blossom, Jin Sung, Sarah Powers, Gary Kraftsow, Kathleen Hunt, and Baxter Bell, MD. Retreats and sabbaticals are also vital to Melina’s personal practice and bring her deeper reflection and inspiration.
Melina holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Bastyr University, where she deepened her interest in the world of whole foods nutrition, and is a certified Ayurvedic Health Educator from the California College of Ayurveda. While attending Bastyr, she found what her body, mind, and spirit had been waiting for—yoga. From her very first class in 1993, she have never stopped exploring the physical, mental, and spiritual practices passed down from the ancient sages. Yoga has been the “launching pad”—as her teacher Gary Kraftsow describes it—that has rocketed her into a life journey of cultivating the disciplines necessary to gain insight and wisdom integral to being healthy, compassionate, and radiant, as well as how to share those gifts with others.