"Mel is wonderful and her classes are fantastic. She shows you the options of how deep into the poses you can go and leaves the choice to you. Mel always make me feel welcomed into a circle of compassion, understanding, enlightenment and fun!" Becky Guildford

"Mel is a fantastic teacher. She's knowledgeable, supportive and always helps me achieve my best in her classes - mind and body. Whether you're a beginner or looking to develop your practice further check YogaVida classes out. I always come away feeling refreshed and relaxed. Highly recommended!" Jess Canham

"Mel is fantastic!!! Her classes are sooooo calming, but strangely hard work at the same time, but really good fun!! I felt such a difference even after one session, and it really helped me with my flexibility for my rugby. I would highly reccommend her to anyone! Such a lovely person aswell!!!" Fraser Goatcher

"The yoga class with Mel is the highlight of my week. She is brilliant, and I can't recommend her classes enough :)" Suzanne Taylor

"Mel is wonderful! She has a gorgeous calming nature about her which she purveys through her teaching whilst still being creative and offering you the chance to find your edge. I loved my lesson and am so pleased to have met you"  Annie Jane Cheadle

"The class is a led by a friendly professional and the vibes are perfect. I come out feeling relaxed and positive! Thankyou Mel! Namaste x I can honestly say it's the best part of my week just having time to be and stretch. I literally float back home after." Juliet Kingman

"Amazing yoga experience with Mel. I'm very much a beginner and she made everyone feel welcome, regardless of their skill level. If you're in Puerto Viejo, make sure to stop by!" Adam Johnston

"Had some great sessions with Mel in the garden of Vista Verde Guesthouse. Nice Flow including some great warm up exercises that were completly new to me. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" Saskia Uppenkamp

"I had a class and a private session with Mel. She knows her stuff, is thorough and has a gentleness which is very calming. Very restorative and definitely a real holiday treat." Anna Sands

"I attended a workshop with Mel yesterday. Wow.... just amazing ! I normally attend a once a week class that Mel teaches so I had an idea what the workshop would entail. The experience was a very magical and memorable one! Mel is very inspirational and amazing at what she does. I got a very personal and unique experience yesterday and slept like a baby! I totally recommend her classes and workshops! She puts her whole self into what she does and helps individuals with challenging poses to get technique right and get the best out of what they can do. Cannot wait for the next one! Thanks Mel!" Emily Stokoe


Kids Yoga…


"My son absolutely loves this class. He has been practising the moves and relaxation techniques at home. The class is full of fun. My son particularly loves picking up the pom poms with his toes! Thank you so much Mel."

"Fantastic class for kids.. very entertaining and the kids really enjoy the songs and learning yoga in a fun way! Even if you're not into yoga it is still an enjoyable time . Highly recommended"

"A safe haven for the mind and body to relax , switch off and be a child for one whole blissful hour . My children really love the class and the benefits continue well into the next week . Thank you for your calming expertise . See you tonight xx"

"I was really impressed by how you teach Toby, and children in general. It was the first time I'd sat and watched your children's yoga class. This is most definitely at talent you have, to interact and teach to, quite frankly, a tough crowd! I have tried and failed to interest him in yoga on many occasions, so in total admiration with how you kept his attention and flexibly responded to his off-piste demonstrations. He absolutely loves you. You're a wonderful teacher."

“My son has ASD/PDA and loves his yoga sessions, relaxing is something he finds really hard to do and the poses and stretches help give him a focus for this. Even when he finds it hard to engage Mel perseveres with him and he often repeats or talks about things it seemed he wasn’t listening to so if def goes in ! Mel is amazing with him always full of new innovative ideas to try and help him get maximum benefit from his sessions. She is well prepared yet ready to abandon plans and be guided by my son in the moment if more appropriate. Thoroughly recommend Mel, such a lovely caring and patient lady.”