Melissa has been teaching yoga and meditation for over ten 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 have continued with the teachings from Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi, Flo Fenton, Shiva Rea, B. K. S. Iyengar, 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 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.
Meditation is explored at the beginning and at the end of each class. It allows one to glean a taste for that inner quietude that resides within. Encouraging the residue of the practice to be taken with you as you leave class.
Melissa has deepened her studies and personal practice by completing a Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation [MBSM] teacher-training programme at the Gawler Foundation in Yarra Valley [Vic]. An engaging journey, which develops wisdom and compassion through awareness of body, emotion, mind and spirit as one, integrated whole.
Melissa holds meditation courses and retreats on a regular basis, this is a wonderful way to immerse yourself a little more deeply, and to then take this with you into your daily life.