Melissa has been teaching yoga and meditation for over fifteen years, in the form of classes, retreats and workshops in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland town of Maleny. Melissa’s studies to become a yoga teacher began with Adam and Akash Bornstein of Radiant Light Yoga. It ignited a passion for yoga and all that it entails.
Her influences and continuing immersion into Yoga and Mindfulness have continued with the teachings from Judith Lasater, Simon Park,Donna Farhi, Flo Fenton, Shiva Rea, B. K. S. Iyengar, Drs Ruth and Ian Gawler and Paul and Maia Bedson (meditation)
Melissa has a strong belief that embracing a holistic lifestyle through yoga, diet, and meditation helps to create a harmonious and balanced life. Bringing to your everyday moments good health, a sense of joy, inner peace and knowledge. Yoga brings life to your life.
In Melissa’s classes you are encouraged to explore fluidity of movement, with awareness to breath, and where it is flowing. Challenging at times yet nurturing, building strength and flexibility, using the body as the vehicle, to become present with what is needed for you in each moment. Props are always offered if needed.
The invitation is always given to explore where you are at in each moment, making the practice a personal experience.
Meditation is guided at the beginning and at the end of each class. Allowing one to glean a taste of the inner peace and stillness that resides in each of us. Encouraging the residue of the practice to be taken with you as you leave class and into your daily life.