Hi guys, I’m Mel, the proud owner of TPY. I was fortunate enough to take over the studio in August 2014 and have loved every minute of the journey so far.
I started my yoga journey at about 14, when my Mumma bear took me to a yin/restorative/meditation-type class where women were chanting and swaying and smelling of incense. I thought they were all crazy and I was soooooo bored. I didn’t step back onto a yoga mat again until many years later.
Obviously my mum knew all those years ago what I didn’t, and that was that my crazy little brain and body needed some yin to level out all my yang. I played competitive hockey and I didn’t know what slow meant. My lifestyle was certainly one of ‘go go go’.
Fast forward and teaching yin is now my true passion. I love that a yin class is simple (but not easy) and almost anyone can do it. I love that I can weave together philosophy, meditation, chakra balancing, poetry and more – basically anything that my heart desires – and bring some peace and calm to my students while bringing balance to their tired bodies.
I am also a body worker, having been a massage therapist for 15 years and a reiki practitioner and crystal healer for eight. I like to bring my knowledge of all these modalities into my classes. Or you can always have a healing session with me combining all four – yoga, massage, reiki and crystal healing.
The journey from opening TPY to now has been huge for me on a personal & professional level. 2014 was huge for me, having returned from India after completing my 200-hour hatha/vinyasa teacher training and being asked to be an ambassador for Lululemon Karrinyup, all the while learning how to run a business and try to keep some sense of normal was certainly a challenge, but an exciting one. I am so happy to say I’ve completely found the balance Ive been looking for and Im super pumped about whats to come.
I always look forward to each day and seeing the growth in my little studio and its beautiful community…see you all on the mat soon.