Mela is a yoga teacher, holistic nutritionist and nurse from Switzerland.As a certified yoga alliance teacher she offers classes, workshops and retreats all over the world. She has studied various styles of yoga from Ashtanga to Vinyasa and lived in spiritual communities throughout Asia. Her main practice is Kundalini Yoga, taught through Reinhard Gammenthaler, the last disciple of Dhirendra Brahmachari. It utilizes unique combinations of Asanas, Mudras, Bhandas and Pranayama.
As a nurse Mela has always been interested in health, anatomy and bodywork. She has extensive experience working with children and teenagers in psychiatric clinics. For many years nutrition has been a big passion in her life. She has completed a diploma in holistic nutrition and taken courses in Reiki, Chi Nei Tsang (Taoist abdominal massage) and other healing modalities.
Mela loves exploring various forms of bodywork in her daily life. She finds her joy in dance, acrobatics, breath-work and singing. She is passionate about using her voice with mantras, playing harmonium and offering space for bhajan. As a teacher she endeavors to share her abundance in a fun and transformative environment.
In her yoga and partner-acrobatics classes students will explore the depths of breath, trust, touch and an awareness of their whole body.
Languages: English, German
Certificates and Qualifications
- 200 Hr RYT
- Holistic Nutrition
- Chi Nei Tsang
Melanie gives her classes with a lot of passion, love and sincerity,without forgetting to laugh, which makes the classes even better. I love her style of teaching yoga and I appreciate her deep knowledge about Yoga and health.
Mela teaches very effective yoga classes on a level that is pleasant and relaxed and even has a sense of humor.In addition to the yoga philosophy, her food and nutrition knowledge permeates her classes which I find very valuable. Because Mela is a professional nurse, she can also share precise information about anatomy and answer a wide range of health questions. One can sense that she has learned many different styles of yoga and practices them herself. I always feel safe and cared for in her classes and therefore strongly trust and recommend her teaching abilities.
I always felt like a river of energy afterwords! The exercises she teaches are really powerful on different levels. Mela has a beautiful ability to transmit the meaning of the yoga she teaches to her students and to connect them to the tradition
Mela teaching in each yoga class, always makes me feel good. I always learn so much from each class. Mel has a lot of passion shining through when she teaches. I am always excited to attend one of her classes as i know i will feel good and learn a lot