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Join me online in July for weekly 30 minute Yin Yoga class to balance out the heat of summer. Yin is a slow-paced style of yoga, incorporating principles of traditional Chinese medicine, with postures that are held for longer periods of time than in other styles. The sequences of postures are meant to stimulate the channels of the subtle body known as meridians in Chinese medicine. Look for these classes on our YM Virtual Studio stream.

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Thanks to Team Yoga Melrose and students for completing the Daily Ashtanga challenge. One important part of this practice is breath: Victorious Breath or Ujjayi (ooh-JAI-yee) breathing. It adds a slight constriction in the throat to a basic diaphragmatic breathing pattern & creates a subtle hissing or snoring/Darth Vader sound. It's noisy.

Here's how: sit in a comfortable posture with a neutral spine. Gently constrict the back of the throat to create a subtle hissing sound; this action is similar to saying “aah” without vocalizing and then closing your mouth. Keep the throat constricted on both the inhalation and the exhalation and draw the breath in and out from the diaphragm, not from the chest. Make both parts of the breath equally long and smooth, and make sure there’s no pause in between. Your breath will become smoother and more drawn out.

Follow this link for a quick tutorial on Victorious Breath.

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One of June's Mini Speciality Classes was a week long class based on this article from Yoga Journal. As a Member of Yoga Melrose, you have access to these classes on our Yoga Melrose Virtual Studio stream at anytime. Thanks for this student class idea!

Yoga Journal Article
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In an unprecedented pageant 22 Little Miss Melrose Candidates and 6 Miss Melrose Candidates participated in a wonderful pageant! We are so proud of all the participants. Congratulations to the 2021 Royalty!

Miss Melrose Alyssa Hoeschen, Princess Gracie Schad, Princess Madi Stusse-Birch and Little Miss Melrose Hannah Kerfeld,  Princess Daphne Frericks and Princess Faith Germain.

We hope to sponsor someone every year, please encourage the young women in your life to participate in an awesome tradition. Each participant receives a scholarship and a lifetime of memories.

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helping you find fitness freedom

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Ashley is resuming her one-on-one training and virtual programming options. Call or text her at 320-333-5498 to inquire more or visit the Melrose Fitness personal training webpage​.

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Get Active | Eat Healthy | Be Happy

...Live a Lifestyle of Wellness

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 Bootcamp Classes

Wednesday and Friday mornings 5:15-6AM

$60 for 8 classes · $35 for 4 classes · $10 drop-in rate

Bring your own weights and mat and start getting in shape today! Remember Amy also teaches a SCULPT class on Mondays at 5:30PM. Text Amy at 320-290-8801, email amyvanbeck@hotmail.com, or Facebook message Lifestyle Wellness LLC​ to register today.

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Tell us a little about yourself.
I am married to Jim Herdering, we have raised 3 beautiful daughters out in the country.  Jim and I own Millwood Metalworks out of Freeport and I work 1 day a week at Sacred Heart School. 

Are you originally from Melrose?
No, I graduated from Holdingford High, went to St Cloud Technical college.

What Hobbies and activities do you enjoy?
I enjoy planting flowers, and spring /summer is a great time to see the amazing colors. I love to travel and see the amazing beauty that surrounds us. I like interior design and love to decorate all things

How long have you been doing yoga?
I have been going to yoga for 5 years. 

What do you like best about your yoga practice?
I enjoy the relaxing feeling of yoga, it gives me a sense that everyone is able to do yoga and everyone might do it a little differently.  But it is how your body responds and what you take away from a practice. 

One of my favorite classes is the Modified Ashtanga class.  I like the different poses that are done each week, and I find it interesting how my body responds to the poses differently each week. 

I also enjoy the Restore and Restock class, after a long week it is important to bring back a little balance and peace to my mind.  It just helps me to slow down and make more of a conscious effort to take care of my body.


Tell us something unique about yourself.

I like going to cute coffee shops but don’t like coffee (and somehow I  always find something to order).


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 We LOVE our building and would like to share a little about its fascinating history. It was built in 1920. Two summers ago, we did some digging at the Melrose Area Historical Society and here's what we've learned.

"In November 1920 Frank Snyder opened his ladies and children’s clothing store. He moved out the following year, and it became Harry Lambertons’s Service Grocery. Later, Joe Angelbeck opened a general merchandise store in the same place. They both moved out in 1929, and in 1930 “Happy” Beyle opened a soft drink parlor. Later it was a viewing room for Unger’s Funeral Home. 

In 1945 Celestine “C.P.” Meyer moved in his business from 301 Main St E. Meyer did all sorts of electrical work from repairing small appliances to wiring homes and businesses, sometime traveling out of state. One summer he installed the street lighting in Sauk Centre. He and his sons, Roy and Leo, did much of the work, starting by digging holes and chopping tree roots by hand.  *Notes from transcript: “I know one summer, my dad bid the street lights in Sauk Centre. I don’t know how many miles of ditch we dug by hand. Seven in the morning until seven at night, with a half hour for dinner. And those ditches were all dug by hand: chopped tree roots, dig ditches. Six days a week. Terrible way to make a living.”

In 1956 an ailing C.P. sold the business to Roy. Leo bought into the partnership in 1968, after a US Navy stint during which he had training in the electrical field. Roy’s sudden death in 1972 at the age of 46 occasioned a black-bordered front-page Beacon obituary. 

The following year, Leo Meyer took on John Goihl as a partner. Goihl died in 1990, and Meyer sold the business to Ray and Darlene Ostendorf. Darlene had been the company secretary, and Dar had worked for Meyer Electric. Meyer stayed on as a master electrician. He died in 1992. The Ostendorfs retired in 2011 and closed the business.”

Nathan & Amy Terres, Scott & Anne Hoeschen purchased the building in 2018, remodeled and opened Melrose's first ever yoga space. We are SO grateful.

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