Melissa is a BSc Chem. MSc Environmental Management and a British Wheel of Yoga accredited yoga teacher.

Her training has included:

  • IBMT  Somatic Education and Authentic Movement Ongoing
  • Hanna Somatics Coach training
  • Tom Myers New rules of the body – resolution and prevention of traumatic stress (via SOS Internationale); The River of Life: How Fascia, Muscles and Bones Move in Breathing
  • Gary Carter – Yoga & Anatomy Series Training for Teachers
  • Mary Bond – Chair of the Movement Faculty of The Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration – Eyes in your spine- deep perceptions of foundational joints: feet, pelvis spine and cranium.
  • Doug Keller – Yoga as therapy intensives 2009, 2010. Advanced yoga therapy; the Pranas, the Core – including modern anatomy and bodywork modalities with ancient wisdom
  • Womens Yoga Therapy Intensive with Dr Ruth Gill and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
  • Birthlight Wellwoman Yoga with Francoise Freedman
  • Yoga Nidra with Uma and Nirlipta Dinsmore-Tuli
  • Yoga, the Brain and Mental health- ground breaking medical research on contemporary neuroscience and its applications to trauma through yoga
  • Dr David Frawley – Advanced Yoga and Ayurveda
  • Meditation, pranayama (breathwork) and Kum Nye with Maarten Vermaase of Mahasidda Yoga Centre, since 2009 and ongoing
  • Sanskrit and Vedic chant Lucy Crisfield
  • Yoga ‘untrainings’  with Victor Van Kooten and Angela Farmer, inspirational and creative teachers who the power of imagery in body movement and focussing on the deep healing that yoga can bring