Embracing a wholehearted and holistic lifestyle that brings personal growth to the forefront is the best gift I have given to myself and I believe the best gift you can give to you! (I can support you with that to). I am privileged that on a daily basis my work allows me to live by and share, with others this philosophy of living. My core values are authenticity, curiosity and openness to change. Living an inspired and empowered life is worth the work it takes to get there. It is imperative that we can truly embrace and express who we truly are, beautifully human, perfectly imperfect. Let's move mindfully through this life, it is a feel good charm.

One of the most often said comments at the close of a yoga class of mine is "Melissa you always seem to to know exactly what i need, the right movements and just the right words at the right time". The mystic within me communicates and expresses as a movement mystic and beyond.

My formal qualifications as a yoga teacher began when I completed a 350 hour Advanced Diploma in Yoga teacher training with the Australian Yoga Academy. I have gone on to continue my study in many areas completing hundreds of hours of training certificates and continuing educations and learnings. These certificates have included Vinyasa Teaching (25 hrs, Jenni Morrison).  Yin Yoga teacher training (50 hours, Dr Karina Smith). Advanced teacher Training (50 hrs, Joan Hyman). Nectar of Yoga Nidra course (Kaya Mandalin). Mentoring (Jennifer Crescenzo). Yin & Myofacial Release 60 hrs Jo Phee). The roll model method training (Yoga Tune Up).

I have been practicing and teaching meditation and mindfulness for many years and my physical yoga practice is further informed by my diverse movement practice outside of my yoga practice. I work to keep my yoga practice as a respectful honouring of its ancient Hindu offerings whilst remaining true to my own spiritual ideals and ancestry.

I would say I am an organic, it sums up my life pretty well. I am also a wife, mother to four (adult or nearly adult) children. I love travel, dancing, nature, exploring and learning anatomy (in particular fascia). I am a mystic who is skilled with both using and teaching others to use tarot cards, intuition and practice and refine all that is embodiment. These mystical elements are a part of my life that I rarely study or work on, they are simply within me, innately natural. I have an appreciation for many diverse movement practices and modalities and exploring movement in many forms is a passion of mine. Beyond yoga i love somatic practices, ocean swimming and the gym. I also love engaging with people, (yes you)! So don't hesitate come and work with me online or in person.

When we are still in our minds a whole galaxy awakens and the possibilities are endless...