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Melissa Gibson

“I remember in my first yoga teacher training, my yoga teacher asked “Why Yoga? Why Now?” and my answer remains the same 12+ years later.This is my purpose. I felt it with every cell of my being, and I still do.  I was attuned to my first level of Reiki when I was 18, I knew then I was here to help people heal in some way. My studies have evolved over the past 20+ years but my purpose has not changed. I am here to teach, to guide, to help you heal, to challenge you to find your strength, to nurture and see how many time I can watch the full 9 seasons of The Office (US)….
I am a senior yoga teacher with over 1000hrs. My studies ranging from the physical, anatomy and physiology, neuroscience, technical alignment, metaphysics, energy, meridians, chakras, nutrition and more. I have a thirst to learn and understand and experience  and I want to share with you. In my classes I guide you to find your flow, of breath and of movement whether it be slow or more dynamic, let’s explore. I got you. 

For the Folk Yoga and Wellness
Shop 9, 23-25 Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill Q 4127

forthefolk@outlook.com
www.forthefolk.com.au

I have since been employed by the 5 star Mount Lofty House to hold morning yoga for Delegates from the Department of Education.

Working with entrepreneurs at Hub Adelaide in Peel Street was another great way to teach and tailor yoga to help entrepreneurs with the vital gift of relaxation, energizing exercises for increased productivity. While there, I also gave a talk about ‘increased productivity and yoga’, using my scientific background to relate to my audience. This was well received and inspired many to look into yoga as a new lifestyle addition.

Creating workshops and courses focused on Breath & Meditation were held at Natural Health (Norwood), and the Burnside City Council, was another powerful way to share this ancient and scientific knowledge. To enhance people’s inner peace and performance in life to live their fullest potential. Many participants shared that their life was transforming powerfully for the better within even one half-day session.

My passion to share the gifts of kundalini yoga have taken me on the most enjoyable, divine journey imaginable, meeting the most incredible people, where I was able to offer yoga fundraiser classes at the beach and in the botanical gardens that would go to the RSPCA, women’s shelters, and homeless people in Adelaide so far.We have raised hundreds of dollars for the Permaculture Fund, Bali Green school and recently Hope Cafe (for refugees and more). In Melbourne we raised funds for the wonderful charity ” Backpacks for kids”.

My next privilege has been the deeper learnings and parallel integrations I recognised as I trained to be an NLP/ timeline and hypnosis practitioner. Understanding the ways of the mind, PTSD (post traumatic stress) and how our childhood experiences, past lives /conception/birth affect our current lives, is a deeply empowering awareness I love to share in my sessions as a women’s coach. I see incredible shifts weekly after just one session even.

I have taught corporate yoga, shared classes and workshops about chakras, self care, hormonal balance, essential oils in Canberra, NSW and Melbourne and given charity classes with great joy.

It was incredibly wonderful to be interviewed in 2018 by the wonderful Hayley and Lauren from Adelady at the GLOW event in North Adelaide, and running a meditative and breath practise for the audience; and soon after that to be a guest (inspirational) speaker for the GROW (Generating Remarkable Organisational Women) event fundraiser at A.P. Aegers Car Group Limited, (the largest car dealership in Australia): “How to be brave, bold and confident!”

Currently (2019) I am in the midst of a PhD in sleep and breath research. Ancient yoga meets current science. I love it!

Also since April 2019, I have specialised in teaching specifically to females, in the form of yoga, coaching and meditation classes. Corporate classes are still for both females and males.

The journey continues …

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