Privates are designed to provide personal instruction and support for the practitioner or small group. I offer several pathways, each of which offers you a framework that inspires your ability to connect to a deep level of transformation in your well-being. These pathways include:


Seasonal Yoga and Ayurveda for You

Within the art and science of yoga, nutrition, and Ayurveda, there are endless ways to help you rediscover your body’s innate wisdom and  joy of living in balance from season to season. Privates include: Introduction to Ayurveda: Dosha & Vikruti, Dinacharya (daily routines); a discussion of nutrition and digestion goals; and the designing of custom seasonal menus and an asana sequence just for you.


Nutrition and Mindfulness

What if eating became an extension of your mediation practice? In these sessions we will co-create exercises for you to bring mindfulness into your daily routines with food and eating. By increasing awareness of eating when you eat, you will learn to pay attention to feedback in your body before, during, and after eating; discover how much food you need to eat to feel satisfied; and connect to how foods effect your energy level and moods.
(First session requires a minimum of 1 hour)


Elimination = Illumination Program

Are you ready to start an elimination diet to help rid your body and mind of some ama (undigested matter, toxins)? If so, together we will build a structure for you to follow and goals to meet in order to successfully accomplish your cleanse. The benefits of elimination diets typically include feeling lighter, losing weight, improving digestion and elimination, better sleep, clearer skin, reduced mood swings, and a sense of empowerment. (First session requires a minimum of 1 hour)

Asana – The Art of Sequencing
Asana – stable, steady seat

Asana privates are great for yoga practitioners looking to build their home practice, work towards an advanced pose, recover from an injury, or learn new adjustments and modifications for teaching.
(First session requires a minimum of 1 hour)


Business of Yoga – Coaching on How to Thrive as a Teacher

Are you ready to take the next step forward teaching yoga? Would you like support in developing your niche or brand as a teacher; developing your workshop series; sorting through the world of marketing/PR, advertising, social media; or leading your first yoga retreat? If you answered yes to any of the questions, then a Business of Yoga private might be right for you!


Ethics of Eating – Greening Your Life
Together we will explore the personal ethics inspired by the Yamas and Niyamas of Patanjali. Learn how to apply these principles into your life and observe how they enhance and enrich your self-care practices, relationships, and the natural world around you.


Steps to arrange a private:

1. Email Melina ( 3 days/times that work for you in person (Oakland/East Bay Area folks) or to Skype/FaceTime.

2. Wait for confirmation date/time and instructions on how to prepare.

3. On-line private: Pay for your session via buttons below before your private or send a check.


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Rates for Private Instruction 30-minutes $50.00 $0.00 $0.00 $50.00
Rates for Private Instruction 1-hour $85.00 $0.00 $0.00 $85.00

Email:, Phone: 206-579-7220