ABOUT MELANIE WILLSHER
Melanie has been teaching hatha yoga since 2000, and through her teacher John Stirk, she has come to understand the yoga of Vanda Scaravelli. Vanda wrote the book Awakening the Spine, in which she explored how we can 'undo the body' by feeling fully our connection to the ground and the breath. Melanie trained with the British Wheel of Yoga, and is currently training in Authentic Movement with Linda Hartley.
Yoga classes, workshops and residentials will explore ways of working using both the Scaravelli and Authentic Movement approaches, to enhance and deepen the experience of yoga. Melanie's teaching has evolved during her search for a more exploratory and creative way of moving and being. Her approach invites you to listen to and work with the body, paying attention to what is actually happening, while using the breath and gravity. Melanie also offers 1 to 1.
Melanie leads yoga from a spaciousness within, inviting a mindful, childlike exploration of movements and postures. She keeps form and flow alive, emphasising exploration and embodiment, rather than trajectory or goal. She invites permission to 'drop-in' to the present experience and to allow what arises to take form and expression. I have often experienced insights in her classes and workshops, which have come about by the safety of the container she creates, and her acceptance and willingness to engage with the present experience of other. Louisa Turner - Rosen Method Practitioner and Physiotherapist.
CLASSES & YOGA RETREATS SARDINIA & TUSCANY
Melanie runs regular yoga classes and workshops in Norwich, Aylsham, Cringleford and Forncett St Mary (see Classes page for details). She organises a yoga holiday in Alghero, Sardinia and offers a yearly residential retreat in Lucca, Tuscany. For more details of her next Sardinian holiday, and yoga retreat in Tuscany in May 2018 visit: yoga-breaks-italy.co.uk
She teaches monthly Saturdays and a weekend workshop, at her yoga studio in Aylsham, and invites guest teachers. See the Workshops page. Listen to the interview with JOHN STIRK, author THE ORIGINAL BODY, Primal Movement for Yoga Teachers. John will be giving 2 weekend workshops, June 16th-18th and October 20th-22nd 2017. This is an unmissable, amazing opportunity to be working, in a small group, with such an inspirational internationally renowned teacher right here in Norfolk!
View Melanie's latest video series on the Resources page (audio CD also available).