My Story

My journey

My journey with wellness began in August 2010, when my health issues and obesity became unbearable. The doctor suggested that the only possibly activity I could pursue safely was yoga. I struggled for the first few months, through the pain in the joints and the difficulty moving my body. Many times I felt the urge to give up, but my son was a constant encouragement & supporter. Then one day, I had a breakthrough in class and that moment ignited my personal evolution.

My first 200 hour Certified Yoga Instructor RYT200 certification, registered with the Yoga Alliance, is from 5 Elements Yoga & Pilates in 2012.  I have since studied with several other inspiring teachers over the years. Completed Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist training through the Himalayan Institute in 2014. Having earned my E-RYT200 designation, my studies led me to the teachings of Shiva Rea in 2015. I have completed an additional 300 hour training, as part of my ongoing adventure to complete my RYT500.

Life has given me many opportunities to teach in local & international locations, My learning is not limited to the world of Yoga, but also includes Pilates. Through Body Harmonics, having completed the Mat Pilates Instructor certification (2011). I continue taking courses from Body Harmonics to maintain the accreditation.

Over the years, I have also embraced other modalities such as weight training (lifting heavy sh*t!), kickboxing, MMA style wrestling, trail running, pole dancing and even dabbled with some parkour with my son, Nathanial.

“My mission is to ignite opportunities for inspiration & encouragement to those who are ready to evolve & rediscover themselves."

My creative passions are also now feeling a sense of freedom and confidence. I am working on completing my first novel and am excited to bring another aspect of passions to life.

Namaste,

Melanie

My Training

2011 - Mat Pilates Instructor, Body Harmonics

2012 - RYT200 Registered Yoga Teacher 200hrs, 5 Elements Yoga & Pilates

2014 - AYS, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist (80hrs), Himalayan Institute

2015 - RYT200 Registered Yoga Teacher 200hrs, Prana Flow Yoga (Shiva Rea)

2016 - E-RY200 Experienced Yoga Teacher (over 1000 teaching hours)

2017 RYT500 in progress, Prana Flow Yoga (Shiva Rea)

2018 - Durability & Foundations Coach, Onnit Academy

2018 - AcroYoga Teacher, Flow360 ("SuperDave" Ung)

2019 - Steel Mace Flow Coach with Honours (Level 1), SMF (Leo Savage)