Melissa has had quite the colourful yoga journey.
Qualifications include Bikram Yoga; a 250 hour Foundation; a 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training at The Elbowroom; Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training with Robin Sale in Santa Cruz, California; Yoga for Pregnancy, Postnatal and Womb Yoga Training with Uma Dinsmore Tuli; Yin Yoga level I & II with Josh Summers; and Pilates Mat I & II with Susan Church and is currently taking part in world-renowned, Amy Ipolitti’s, 300hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Next Door.
Melissa has over 16 years of experience as a yoga teacher, is a mother to 3 children with a passion for all things pregnancy, birth, and babies. Melissa is one of the founders and is the lead teacher in Ireland’s most comprehensive and highly regarded Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training at The elbowroom, Dublin, that has seen women come from all over the country and from Europe to attend. She also runs the ‘Mum & Baby Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training,’ the ‘Wise Woman Training’, and the ‘Children’s Yoga Teacher Training’ at The elbowroom.
On her quest to continuously support women, Melissa has become a qualified Hypnobirthing Instructor, a Fertility Yoga Teacher with Sue Dumais, a qualified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM), a Cuidiú Breastfeeding Counsellor, a Children’s Yoga Teacher as well as taking part in a number of DONA Birth and Postnatal Doula Training courses, one of which was with the world famous birth advocate Michele Odent.
Her weekly classes include Pregnancy Yoga, Mum+Baby Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Nursing Home Yoga, and Baby Massage, as well as her well known monthly Birth Preparation classes for couples, retreats at the stunning Cliffs of Moher Retreat for pregnant women and Yoga Teacher Trainings.