With over 8,000 hours of teaching in 5 countries since 2001, Melissa Billington has supported hundreds of people in re-connecting to their inherent powers through establishing firm foundations in the Basics. And even after more than 20 years of practice she still relies on them regularly herself. She grew up in a world of yoga, meditation, mantra, health food and alternative medicine long before it was fashionable! Melissa’s steady self-practice began in 1999 and was birthed out of the blessing of traveling to lands that didn’t have much yoga, and was sustained by the need to center and align with her own values and strengths wherever she was in the world. Beneath all of her professional experience is her reverence for her First Nation ancestry and a deep respect for nature’s rhythms. MYOGA —freedom to unfold— was created in 2008 to systematize the wide range of tools and techniques that Melissa has found are most accessible and effective.
What the Basics Module gives you:
The Basics module is unlockable at your own pace of learning & integration. We recommend “trusting the longer journey” & taking at least a week to play with each video, as these 24 practices were designed to be experienced over 6 months. However, your rate of integration might be quicker or slower than that so when you complete each video, the next is unlocked.
Once unlocked they remain available to you to revisit for as long as you choose to engage.
These practices are progressive. Each of the 6 Levels of Basics has 3 Rounds. These three 20-30 minute progressive practices then culminate in a full hour practice before moving to the next level. The first 3 Levels are a slower, more spacious, build. Levels 4,5 & 6 are more packed & assume you’ve integrated the prior Levels of foundation building.
Round 1 - setting up and settling in
Round 2 - standing tall & breathing dynamically
Round 3 - flow of spine & ocean-sounding breath
Round 4/Wrap-Up - firm foundations in feet, flow of breath & fluid spine
Round 1 - opening breath, hamstrings & humor
Round 2 - core strength all around
Round 3 - draw in & release out
Wrap-Up/Round 4 - core on the floor
Round 1 - awakening outer hips
Round 2 - awakening inner hips
Round 3 - core review
Wrap-Up/Round 4 - beginning hip opening
Round 1 - float your boat
Round 2 - patience to open your heart
Round 3 - heart to hip happiness
Wrap-Up/Round 4 - beginning heart opening
Round 1 - how's your humor?
Round 2 - stretching hips
Round 3 - strengthening hips
Wrap-Up/Round 4 - higher grade hippy-ness
Round 1 - base for balancing
Round 2 - setting up for down dog
Round 3 - delving into down dog
Wrap-Up/Round 4 - bringing it all to bear
All of this material, as well as the systems of support and global community, are available to you for a lifetime!
"I really want to thank you for these videos. As someone who struggles with chronic neck and back pain, these guides have been so helpful. They are gentle and easy to use at home regardless of my busy work schedule. I am so so grateful. Wishing you all the best from the North"
“The MYOGA Basics series is amazing, I absolutely loved it...I love that there is a real emphasis on opening the body...I felt moving through the weeks like a butterfly, or like an infant...Melissa has developed this sequence of practices that can help us do just that – unfold, from caterpillar to butterfly.”
"Have completed Basics--hip, hip hoorah! Basics was challenging a lot of the time, yet just what I required to refocus & concentrate on realigning my being. I was most impressed with the head-to-toe wholeness of the programme, & I especially liked the hip opening practices. Now I feel ready to take on Seasons!"
“With MYOGA Freedom I find a positively different sort of class. For instance, your focus on spinal flexibility talks to what people need rather than expect. I remember sitting down on my hotel carpet to do the 1st class. We started with feet articulations. Quite different from a class at even a good studio. I knew I'd made the right decision in 90 seconds. And each class feels like a one on one."
In US dollars you're investing US$179, but how you value your investment truly depends on your perspective.
For your money, you'll receive 24 videos totaling about 12 hours of practice, couched in systems that enable you to build progressively over time, as well as to mix-n-match. You can practice as many times as you like for as long as you choose to engage with the practices--the value you get from your investment is directly related to the value you put into it.
If you compare to current studio yoga prices, you'd easily be at double or triple the cost. Not to mention your travel time & expenses to get there!
Here you can benefit from this wealth of material by practicing whenever you like, with whomever you like & wherever you like (as long as you have internet access).
Because we want you to be 100% happy with the Basics module, we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee.