BEGIN YOUR PRACTICE OF EMBRACING EMBODIED LIVING, AND LEARN TO TEACH ASANA, PRANAYAMA, MEDITATION
At the Life of Wellness Institute, the first step in the journey is so more than Yoga Teacher Training. It truly begins with you seeing yourself clearly. For you to have, and consistently apply the tools, resources, and support. To be with everything and anything in your life with peace of mind and freedom. And to be empowered and ready to share this gift with others.
We work to increase self-knowledge with loving-kindness and deepen your connection to inner wisdom. Embracing Embodied Living through the study of asana, pranayama, meditation, and philosophical study.
Our programs are designed to support you through the discovery of self with an emphasis on personal experience and interoceptive learning through a trauma-informed lens. As a place to confidently and lovingly share this gift with others.
Our training is led live with the supportive guidance of our lead teacher Melanie Taylor. Including class time with our peers, practicum, and 1:1 mentoring.
DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE OF EMBRACING EMBODIED LIVING DEVELOPING MASTERY AND MENTORSHIP SKILLS
Our world needs leaders who have a foundation of peace of mind, compassion, and clarity. This is why we offer our 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training. Through the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and Somatic Coaching, continue the journey to master as you deepen your own practice.
This program begins where the 200 Hour program ends, providing an additional advanced study. This program emphasizes the philosophical study of Yoga, asana, pranayama, and meditation to develop a more deeply embodied practice and teaching skills. With a focus on working in 1:1, and individualizing the practice of your students.
Our programs are designed to support you through the discovery of self with an emphasis on personal experience and interoceptive learning through a trauma-informed lens. As a place to confidently and lovingly share this gift with others.
Our training is led live with the supportive guidance of our lead teacher Melanie Taylor. Including both class time with our peers, practicum, and 1:1 mentoring. This program includes three student-selected specialization workshops.
Our student's voice matter! Hear what they have to say.
Melanie, I need to impress upon you what you are doing is profoundly important. You are giving women a new lease on life, the value is priceless. Nothing but love and respect for you. Sometimes you light candles, sometimes you light a firecracker. This time you lit a lighthouse that will endure and guide others as well.Lindsey CoyleFounderAirdrie Exchange
Melanie delivers. I was afforded a safe place to practice self love and to see my reflection through my styles of being while learning teacher training. I was lead on a journey that helped me understand what it means to practice Vini Yoga and its lifestyle. You get it not only because you achieve a developed foundational vini yoga program, you get it because Melanie ensures your understanding practically, and theoretically. The special parts of Melanie's program are demonstrated through her expertise of working with people where they are at. It takes a very knowledgeable and curious teacher to understand the multitude of complexities people have and Melanie is this master in breaking it down as she has herself walked and shared her experiences from trauma stories to love stories. Melanie delivers from her heart and her experiences are shared through skillful and thought provoking ways to ensure you absorb the intention of her material in the moments. Melanie is an expert and proactive teacher in that she sees you before you see yourself in many ways. I was challenged every moment with Melanie because I met my teacher, the reflection was quite disturbing some days and blissfully awakening others, and as I continue to evolve I often seek out Melanie and her experience to draw my attentions inwards and to resolve my traumatic experiences with a person who will meet me there and hold the space of me to transform what ever part of my constitution I'm working to resolve. Melanie is a leader in my experience and opinion, in more than the professional contributions she makes daily to developing a comprehensive and ever evolving program to support yogis on their interpersonal journey, in that she believes by ensuring you have the foundations and some pretty profound transformational experiences you will then have to share with the persons you serve. Melanie is truly making a difference in the lives of the people she serves as I know she has in mine. Thank you Melanie.
Melanie at Life of Wellness has been a mentor of mine for just over 2 years now. She has mentored me through my 200hr yoga teacher training as well as my Thai massage therapy training. Melanie holds a vast wealth of knowledge in many different aspects and is very supportive in helping her students succeed. She is such a kind, compassionate and caring soul. I am honored to have had her as a mentor, teacher, and friend over these past few years!
Melanie was a key part of my Yoga Teacher Training experience. She taught with kindness, empathy and skill. I hope to embody those qualities as a yoga teacher myself. I would highly recommend taking any classes from Mel.Kristen PowellFounderResonance Art Studio
Melanie is a true gift in our community! Great person all around, and you will definitely leave feeling happy and complete! Highly recommend.Heather CowieAirdrie Family Eye Doctors
Melanie Taylor invited Safe4Life into her home studio to offer our self-defense message to her network. It was an amazing experience to be with her for those few hours. She is gracious, gifted, warm and authentic - definitely the real deal! She does amazing work and I truly am excited as we plan for more events together. Thank you, Melanie, you are a gem!Lorna SeligSafe4Life
I have been a client of Life of Wellness since September 2017 and I am a huge fan of how Melanie uses curiosity to draw out of me the answers to my own questions. Her gentle, compassionate nature and keen awareness for what is needed in each session is a beautiful thing to experience. I always left my appointments with clarity, self-compassion and a drive for action, my effectiveness in life saw huge growth.Airdrie Exchange Connection ChannelAirdrie Exchange
Did a yoga session with Melanie, I was extremely tight and was limping due to ongoing gluteus max. pains... At the end of the session, I was still in pain but more relaxed. She asked me how I felt, I told her; right then and there she said to stay for 5 minutes, she proceeded in giving me a 5-minute Thai massage (never experienced this before), and when she was done I felt relief (which has NEVER happened after hour-long regular massages). I had to rave about this because my outlook on massages changed drastically.
I’d like to thank Melanie at Life of Wellness for making a very thoughtful and generous donation to Airdrie’s 4th Annual Unmask Mental Health fundraiser. I also had a session with Melanie and it was very helpful and relaxing which is hard for me to do, relax that is. Thanks Melanie!Mike LoughmanUnmask Mental Health
I saw Melanie for coaching in the fall of 2017, I loved how she was a curious bystander asking me the questions I needed to ponder. On any given appointment she read my needs and provided the grounding exercise, meditation, brainstorming, stretching and or Thai massage and I would walk out of my appointments absolutely fresh and ready to take on my world. She instilled a sense of self-compassion and reinforced consistently everything I need, is already in me. Great experience, highly recommend.
Melanie Taylor is truly gifted at her craft! This massage is amazing and beyond relaxing. I highly recommend. xoLenora CollinsLet's Connect
Melanie is a role model to me in mothership and cares for her clients in a way that always has them feeling listened to and well understood. I have had the honor of learning yoga teacher training from Melanie and we both share a passion for bringing tools to our clients for stress reduction, the empowerment humanity and trauma-informed practices. Melanie is a key support person for those of us in this community and has volunteered endless hours of time to better the community and support the people who are part of it.
Had a mini Thai Massage at the Farmers market today. Amazing, Melanie helped me get rid of a headache I've had for 3 days. Thank you.Charlotte BlackwellWorld Castle Publishing
You will no be disappointed by booking time for yourself. Melanie Taylor is so good at what she does and her compassion for healing others is so strong.Michelle EdgarSope for Hope
The staff enjoyed the workshop and overall I believe they are acknowledging their stress and handling it better. Our industry like many has stress and then combines it with busy lives and it can be a lot to handle.Janette KaminskiPlatinum Insurance
I started as a student of Melanie's in Jan 2018 during my 200 hr yoga teacher training and loved her so much that we became co-facilitators of an embodiment and mindfulness focused program this past year! Melanie is able to connect with people through her vulnerability and compassion; she meets her students where they are at and is a beacon of light towards a newfound experience of empowerment and self-love. Thank you for continuing to challenge and support me in all I am up to in the world, Mel!Sherri StokesFounder and Yoga TeacherOasis Within
Melanie is such a wonderful teacher and what’s more, is she uses her whole heart in her teachings which make her classes authentic and real!
I just wanted to send a personal note of gratitude for the past four weeks. You cultivated such a safe, transparent environment for us to learn and be vulnerable. Although we have never met, I always left the class feeling like I have known you forever! Your voice will now be another opportunity for me to resource with the intention of seeking comfort and peace. Your soul is full of light, and I am so grateful to have learned from you. I hope to see you at a campfire talk in the future. Again, thank you & namaste!
Thank you so much for your amazing teachings. I understand now and know how to properly breathe moving forward. Forever grateful
Melanie TaylorFounder, Transformational Coach, CYA-ERYTGOLD, E-RYT200, YACEP Teacher TrainerI believe you already have everything you need within you to have the life you want. Together we will Awakening Your Inner Strength! Our sessions and classes together are designed with a unique multi-modality approach bringing together Transformational Coaching, Yoga Therapy, Thai Massage Therapy, Stress Reduction Therapy, and Breathwork to support you in releasing areas of tension, freeing your breath, and shifting your nervous system into a deeply relaxed state. You can expect the experience of feeling truly cared for both during sessions, classes and in your home practice.
Sonja LangelansYoga TeacherYoga is about practicing, practicing, practicing. It’s not simply achieving the “peak” pose. It’s also not about flopping onto one's mat and making random shapes. It’s about practicing regularly to release tension throughout one's body. And working to clear one's mind through meditation; which as it turns out has nothing to do with having a blank mind. It’s about fuelling ones very essence with life-sustaining prana. It’s about striving to be the best person you can be; while giving love to a world that so desperately needs it.
Caitlin TaylorEducational TutorMy love for education began in a most surprising way. During my 8th grade, I began to develop anxiety which had a significant effect on my life and my learning. After getting support and building resiliency, I took a step that I now see changed everything. I decided to do a study in my Psychology class that looked at anxiety in our school and the effects on my fellow classmates. I then worked with our school administration to instigate changes based on my findings. As a student teacher, I have focused my studies on understanding how students experience their education. My desire is to support students that feel unrepresented and unsupported in creating an experience that inspires them to create and live a life they love.
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