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Bringing You to Balance: Daily and Seasonal Rhythms to Harmonize Your Life


The sun rises. The sun sets. The moon waxes and wanes and the seasons turn from winter to spring, summer to fall. You work and you rest. You pray in stillness and work in motion. You wake and you sleep and you wake again.

There is a rhythm to this life. All of creation shares in it. Yet in the busyness and dailiness of our lives it is easy to feel disconnected and out of snyc. When the rhythms of our day and the rhythms of life are not in balanced alignment a host of issues can arise: fatigue, aches and pains, digestive issues and sleep disturbances, deep feelings of depression, disconnection and spiritual vacancy. 

When our daily rhythms of sleeping, eating, working, resting, praying and playing are aligned with the natural pulsation of life vibrant energy reappears, aches and pains dissapate, digestion clears and sleep is more restful. We feel more connected to ourselves, to Spirit and to the world around us. We learn and begin to know that we are an important instrument in the rhythms of the world. Through better health and greater spiritual connection we find balance and vibrancy in our daily lives.

IMG_2022Are you longing to find connection between your Spiritual life and your daily responsibilities?

Are you interested in the intersection of holistic health and Spirituality

Are you a yogi or someone intersted in what ayurveda – the ancient yogic system of health – has to offer the modern world?

Do you want practical tools to care for your body, mind and Spirit throughout your lifetime?

Do you take care of yourself but still struggle with fatigue, stress, poor digestion, achey joints, and sleep issues?

Do you want to live into the beauty of each season and access vibrant energy throughout the year?

Are you willing to make small changes to improve your life?

Do you recognize that change and wellness is a process that unfolds beautifully for a lifetime?

If you are longing for a better, more vibrant and inspiring daily rhythm that skillfully brings ancient wisdom around physical and spiritual self-care to find the sacred in your daily routine, Bringing You to Balance is for you.

The Bringing You to Balance course helped me take my first “baby step” to really taking time out for me!… I know my soul is calling me back and Melinda helped me connect the dots by explaining the rhyme and reason of the seasons and what I can do to be more in sync with the earth’s wonderful flow of life and energy! ~ Amber E.

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How it Works and What’s Included

Bring You to Balance: Daily and Seasonal Rhythms to Harmonize Your Life is a 16-week online course that skillfully blends the ancient wisdom of yoga, ayurveda and Bendectine spirituality with practical tools and tips for self-care and harmonious living.

    • Downloadable lectures (ranging from 30 – 75 minutes in length – times will be listed online) and beautiful accompanying PDFs
    • Guidebooks with suggested readings and excercises to guide your journey to greater balance through aligned rhythms
    • 2 live calls a month for Q&A and group discussion
    • A vibrant community of like-minded people striving to integrate health, spirituality and daily responsibilites
    • A private discussion forum for support from Melinda and the Bringing You to Balance community
    • Bonus call for staying healthy and holy through the holidays

Course Outline

October 1, 2013 – January 12, 2014

Topics Covered:

    • Principles for changing habits and enjoying harmonious daily and seasonal rhythms
    • An Overview of the 5 Elements and 3 Doshas (constitutions) of Ayurveda
    • Healthy Eating and Sleeping Rhythms for Your Constitution
    • The Six Tastes of Ayurveda and their Function in Seasonal Eating and Living
    • Introduction to the 5 Koshas – Layers of Being and Layers of Self-Care
    • Practical tools to skillfully care for your body, mind and breath
    • Pranayama – Simple breathing exercises to clear your mind, harmonize your hormones, strengthen your immune system, and connect with Spirit
    • Techniques for contemplation and scriptual study
    • Cultivating Sabbath periods of rest and prayer in your life
    • Bonus! – Staying Healthy and Holy through the Holidays

The practices I learned through the course have also been immensely helpful while traveling this summer. I’m not perfect, but remembering to be easy with myself, and returning to the practices during stressful times has never failed to help me reset and renew. I am very grateful I was able to participate in the course. ~ Rebecca W.

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Your Commitment

  • 2 -3 Hours a week to engage in self-study, inquiry and discussion
  • Active implementation of the lifestlye ryhthms and habits most of the time (4 -5 days out of 7) for the duration of the course.
  • Engagement in live calls and forum discussion for sharing your questions, insights and inspirations.

What You Need Before Class Begins

1. A copy of Eat, Taste, Heal: An Ayurvedic Cookbook for Modern Living and  The Rule of Benedict for Beginners: Spirituality for Daily LifePlease note, these books are not included in the cost of the course and should be ordered in advance. 

2. A Thermos or travel mug, neti pot (ceramic or plastic is fine), tongue scraper, and small bottle of seasame oil (not toasted). Please note, these simple (if strange sounding! I promise they’re not :)) tools are not included in the cost of the course. For an optimal experience, they should be ordered in advance. 

3. A committment to your own wellness through daily self-care, inquiry, and contemplative practice.

4. 2 – 3 hours a week for listening to lectures, participating in live calls, working through the exercises in the guidebooks and engaging with the community forum.

5. Computer and internet access with the ability to download PDF and MP3 (audio) files on a PC or Mac.

6. A sense of humor, patience with yourself and others, an inquiring mind, and a willingness to make small changes that will have a big impact for good on your life.

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Your Guide: About Melinda

IMG_0513Melinda is an experienced E-RYT-200, RYT 500 Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and former Anusara-Inspired Instructor dedicated to the life affirming principles of yoga. Melinda brings a unique and soulful blend of practicality and poetry that empowers students to live brilliantly from the heart by viewing embodiment as a gift & loving the life we are each given. Through in person and online classes, workshops and retreats, Melinda blends ancient wisdom and modern understanding to guide students from feeling stuck, disconnected or uninspired to a vibrant, creative and nourishing daily experience of the sacred in all its forms on and off the yoga mat.


Disclaimer: Bringing You to Balance is not life coaching or health coaching, nor is it intended to diagnose or treat any disease. I am not a licensed health care provider and do not engage in patient diagnosis or the practice of medicine. Similarly, I am not a counselor or therapist.  I do my utmost to make it clear when I am offering an opinion and when I am delivering facts. If in doubt, please ask for clarification.

Policies and Procedures

Course tuitions will not be refunded once they have begun, as all of the audios and guidebooks are downloadable. Melinda wants your full commitment before you begin, as she is fully committed to your progress.

Tuition refunds for online courses and in-person workshops will be issued if cancellation is received 48 hours before the start of a course, minus a processing fee. ** If returning a course at least 48 hours before the course has begun, processing fees are as follows:

    • $25 for courses costing under $100.
    • $50 for courses costing under $350.
    • $100 for courses over $350-$1000.

Cancellations received within 48 hours of the course starting will receive a refund minus 25% of the cost of tuition. No refunds will be issued after a course begins.

Melinda Thomas Hansen and The Householder’s Path will not share your personal information with anyone.

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