“If you want to awaken all of humanity – then awaken all of yourself”
Mel is a RYT500hr and senior teacher and has been practicing everything ‘yoga’ since her lengthy sojourn in India 20 years ago. While based at the Sivananda ashram in Kerala, Mel not only focused on the postures of yoga but meditation, breath work and every other positive experience yoga has to offer and spontaneously stayed on for her first of many teacher trainings.
Mel then continued to train with the likes of Nicole Walsh and Baron Baptiste in the style of Power Yoga; Twee Merrigan in the style of Vinyasa Flow and with Paul Grilley in the form of Yin Yoga, Yin being her real passion.
Currently studying TCM and Qi Gong and fusing together all these trainings Mel found a platform to create her own unique teaching style, which is a blend of Western/Traditional Indian and Taoist approaches. Over the past fourteen years Mel had been both leading and assisting 200-Hour Teacher Training programs and Art of Alignment modules for ‘BodyMindLife’ and also opened ‘This is Yoga’ a studio she co-directed and launched, and is now director of her very own ‘The Yin Space’.
One of the original leading teachers to bring YIN YOGA into the public eye in Australia and built a yin community and following from the ground up in Sydney, Mel now continues to lead with new offerings of trainings and workshops each year as her own knowledge expands. Its this desire to share and spread this love of yin and all its medicinal qualities to ALL bodies, that with huge personal satisfaction and enthusiasm for the past 5 years , Mel leads her own 100/50/15hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training and advanced modules to yin enthusiasts. She is an avid student of Paul Grilley and completed 225+-Hours training with him from 2013 through to today, which topped off her 10 year love affair with her own personal practice and exploration of yin.
With this formal training under her belt Mel had all the tools to create a unique formula for teaching and understanding Yin Yoga. The trainings are designed to give you a deep personal experience of yin (yoga and energy) as well as jam packed with intellectual knowledge and useable tools as a teacher. A level 3 senior teacher with Yoga Alliance & Yoga Australia gives you the student ongoing PDP and member upgrades when training with Mel, a leading yin yoga teacher in Australia and throughout Europe. Drawing on her studies of Metaphysics, Acu-energetics, Reiki, Qi Gong and other healing modalities, Mel’s teachings blends the physical, mental and energetic bodies in regards to yin yoga and teaching in general. An alumni ambassador for Lululemon, she also regularly contributes to Australian Yoga Journal, Women’s health and Women’s fitness magazine’s and various online health and wellbeing sites. She was proud to have co-created and be a founding director of This Is Yoga and currently holds space online and throughout Australia and Europe at The Yin Space.