Mel trained with Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio in 2015 in Hatha Vinyasa. She is the owner of Kuuma Yoga. The studio opened on May 13th, 2017 in Downtown Moncton. In June 2018, the studio moved to Main St and has been in it’s “Magical Treehouse” location ever since.

Seeking refuge from the suffering of anxiety and depression, Mel found herself in a hot yoga class. For the first time ever, the internal chatter stopped. Movement & breath began to dance with one another in a beautiful expression of catch and release. Mel learned to trust the process and is still learning to live in the flow. Her classes offer a safe environment for you to find unity with your body. She is passionate about teaching consent, body autonomy, and holding the power of self agency. Her mission in life is to empower her students to create healthy boundaries and strengthen the relationship of self.

Mel holds the following certifications and training courses:

Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio, Halifax, Nova Scotia

  1. 200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN HATHA VINYASA, July 2015.

  2. YOGA FIT Teacher Training - Addictions and Recovery, November 2016

  3. 500 HOUR ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING, October 2018-2020

    1. Core, The Yoga Barn, October 2018

    2. Yoga Assists Basics, November 2018

    3. Yoga of Communication, (Non Violent Communication) January 2019

    4. Advanced Assisting, February 2019

    5. Opening, The Yoga Barn, March 2019

    6. Arm Balancing Workshop with Abra Morrison, March 2019

    7. Senior’s Yoga Teacher Training with Jean Short, March 2019

    8. Prenatal/Post-Natal Yoga Teacher Training, May 2019

    9. Being A Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher, The Yoga Barn with Cléo Burke, May 2019

    10. Restorative Yoga / Yin Yoga Teacher Training, June 2019

    11. Meditation Teacher Training, 50 HOUR Retreat, July 2019

Mel guides physical and seated yoga practice.