Melissa has been a student of yoga for over 20 years. She received extensive teacher training in both yoga and meditation from Michael Stone, Karen Sprute Francovich, and a slew of Anusara Teachers. Her classes invite people to explore inner landscapes of the body, outer landscapes of the world, compassion, creativity, wise alignment, and breath ~ both yoga and meditation practices are strong, gentle, and accessible in the same way we might want our lives to be ~
Currently, Melissa is in Buddhist Chaplaincy Training at Upaya Zen Centre, under the study of Roshi Joan Halifax and the Everyday Zen Community with Norman Fischer. She leads workshops & retreats locally and internationally. She is Executive Director of ENSO Society (registered charity founded by Michael Stone and Melissa) working in collaboration with amazing Buddhist Practitioners, Clinical Counsellors, Movement Specialist, and Wilderness Guides.