Melie discovered yoga as part of her acting training when she moved from Paris to New York City in 2008. It's the link between movement and breath that drew her to come back to the mat between rehearsals and later throughout both pregnancy and postpartum. When not attending yoga classes or teaching them, you can find Melie practicing yoga off the mat while playground hopping all over Hoboken and Jersey City with her two daughters and her husband. Melie earned her 200hr certification at the Hudson Yoga Project, under the brilliant, passionate and oh so inspiring Patrick Franco Jr, Anna Greenberg, Julie Pasqual and Erica Arcé. Continuing her education for prenatal yoga under Kimberleigh Weiss-Lewis. Melie's classes are playful , carefully sequenced and always full of love, light , good tunes and geeky alignment cues.
Melie Purdon instructs the following:
Sattva Flow Level 1-2
Come flow through fluid Vinyasa Flow sequences of traditional sun salutations and standing postures, linking breath with movement to build strength and endurance, finding balance and flexibility. In Sanskrit vinyasa means “to place in a special way,” and that informs the graceful “dance” that is a dynamic vinyasa sequence. This class is for those students who have working knowledge of the basic yoga postures and are ready for an introduction to more challenging postures and creative sequencing.
Open to all levels, some Level 1 experience suggested
Class is 1 Hour
Sattva Flow Level 1
This 60 minute class teaches the foundations of Vinyasa flow yoga through a well-rounded sequence of postures designed to balance the body and mind as well as uplift the spirit, with an emphasis on breath and healthy alignment.
Recommended for new Beginners, open to all.
Sattva Candlelight Flow and Restore
A delicious balanced practice designed to both uplift and relax you as we Flow by candlelight guided by breath and intention, then surrender fully into propped Restorative poses. The aim is to rejuvenate your body's natural rhythm and harmony while improving strength and flexibility, incorporating movement and stillness, strength and surrender, to dissolve tension and experience a deep sense of well being.
Available to All Levels
Class is 60 Minutes