About Me

Hi my name is Mel and I trained in Hatha Vinyasa, Meditation and Self Awakening Yoga Therapeutics at Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica where I began teaching in Hotels, Retreat Centers and Spas on the Caribbean Coast. I then returned to England and set up YogaVida which has grown to offer Private Sessions, Monthly Events, Weekly Classes and Beginners Courses as well as Children's & Family Yoga.

My love for Yoga came from a desire for a Spiritual as well as Physical practice coming from a background of dance training but missing a deeper experience of life. I found a strong connection to the Shamanic roots of Yoga and the focus on the relationship between the energetic, mental and physical human body. I also was drawn to living in harmony with nature and serving with great reverence and gratitude for the force of unconditional love that is know as Source/God/Mother Nature and many other names.

The biggest benefit I find from my practice is; more understanding of my mind and thoughts and the connection this has to my physical state, how brining my awareness home to my body and breath, releasing tension through the poses by opening the body up can have such a positive impact on my daily experiences. My intention is to welcome everyone to practice yoga and share these benefits. I'm  fascinated with the many styles of yoga, increasing my range of services through regular training and study so I can make it as accessible as possible. I currently offer Hatha Vinyasa, Self Awakening Yoga Therapeutics, Womb Yoga, Children's Yoga, Family Yoga, Yoga Therapy for Chronic Illnesses and Yoga Therapy for Autism.

Other Qualifications:

  • Philosophy of Healing CPD Yoga Campus
  • Creativity, Sexuality and the Cycles of our Lives CPD Yoga Campus
  • Yoga for Menstrual Health and Fertility CPD Yoga Campus
  • Elevating Children’s Imagination, Creativity and Self Expression through Yoga with Enchanted Wonders
  • Youth Yoga CPD with Live Love Yoga
  • Family Yoga CPD with Children's Yoga Tree
  • Behavior & Yoga Discipline with Children's Yoga Tree
  • Anatomy and Development of the Child with Children's Yoga Tree
  • Yoga Philosophy  CPD with Children's Yoga Tree
  • Kidding Around Yoga Instructor Qualification
  • Accessible Kidding Around Yoga Instructor Qualification