Hi and welcome!
Based in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, I share yoga with groups and individuals in-person and online; and host workshops and retreats. I also practice sound meditation with Tibetan bowls and chimes, and sound massage by appointment.
My classes are intentionally slow and spacious and focus on cultivating present-moment awareness, energy flow and self-inquiry. They balance slow, passive, long-held postures (yin) with more rhythmic, muscular flows (yang). YogaSound classes are often infused with sounds of Tibetan singing bowls, chimes and other instruments.
My aim is to inspire curiosity about how we relate to ourselves, each other, and our natural environments. I have been interested in these relationships since my studies in marine biology and anthropology, and I am passionate about exploring our deep belonging through the lens of yoga.
Movement, meditation and breath-work have the unique ability to teach us more about ourselves and the world in an embodied, felt way. This is an invitation to come and explore with me, right here, right now. Come exactly as you are.
Here’s What Clients Are Saying
Mel is the calm, gentle, intuitive yoga teacher I’ve been needing in my life. Earthy and unpretentious, Mel’s classes allow you to be where you’re at, to pause and breathe in the moment and to genuinely enjoy the practice. The classes are completely accessible and inclusive (regardless of previous yoga experience) and the added bonus of being bathed by some healing, balancing frequencies during Shavasana is divine. So grateful. Thank You.
It is very rare to find an instructor that is both an expertise in their field and an expert at the teaching process. Mel delivers an extraordinary blend of care, empathy and wisdom in her classes that not only make them enjoyable but actually life changing. Participants hoard her classes like the sneaky secret of the week and if you can find a spare mat, just do it, you will love it.
I'll look back on 2020 with great fondness thanks to your beautiful yoga, which flows into so many aspects of life, it's truly life-changing! Thank you so much for including us here on Kangaroo Island.