Mel became fascinated with yoga due to it's more holistic approach to wellbeing and non competitive nature. She appreciates the connection and non judgmental awareness of the self you can find from Yoga and meditation, encouraging presence, compassion and acceptance of our whole multidimensional selves! She hopes to teach in a way that inspires the same in the class. Her classes have a strong focus on connecting the breath to the movement and becoming aware of how you really feel today without any predisposed expectations, resulting in mindful movement that makes you feel great. She loves the range of variations you can do in a pose and always encourages people to try what feels best for their body and find their edge in the pose. Her classes often include core work, hip openers and an invigorating flow with hands on assists. Mel qualified in Hatha Flow, Pranayama & Self Awakening Yoga Therapeutics* at The Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica where she has been teaching for the last 5 of 6 months in Yoga studios and retreat centers, guest-houses and with private clients. The last month was spent teaching in Nicaragua at a yoga, gym and spa center. She is excited to begin teaching in England now and so looks forward to meeting you!
*Self Awakening Therapeutics Yoga is a meditative technique connecting to the weight and rotation of your different body parts, engaging and disengaging them and releasing to gravity. This technique emphasizes using the breath, inviting Prana in to release stagnant energy in the body, this may be physical or emotional energetic blocks. Self Awakening Yoga is suitable for absolutely everyone, it can be great for those with injuries, total beginners and also a great conditioning technique for practicing yogis! Mel will be holding workshops on this technique.