Create sympathetic and parasympathetic regulation, love, compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, and clarity, while improving immune function, structural integrity, and sleep.


The practices of yoga provide the means to support ourselves to embrace our life, health, and wellness fully and compassionately.

Sustainable Transformation

Our therapeutic approach gives each practitioner the tools to individualize and actualize the process of self-discovery and personal transformation.

The Life of Wellness Institute is a school dedicated to sharing Yoga, meditation, and holistic health through the traditions of Viniyoga, Ayurveda, current science, and neuroscience while embracing the Eight Limbs of Yoga.

Our goal is to help you embody life with the peace of mind and confidence to share this gift with your students. We provide a safe, supportive, and caring community with unwavering compassion, and a place where people experience sustainable transformation, resolve and support their suffering, and learn how to help others do the same thing with confidence.

We are genuinely humbled by the number of students who have reported that their life has changed due to studying with us! Where you choose to take your Yoga Teacher Training is one of the most important decisions you will make for your future with Yoga. We thank you for considering us.

There is an underlying context in Viniyoga of appropriately applying the tools of yoga to the student’s Dharma (how each of us fulfills our responsibilities to ourselves, each other, the earth, the universe, and the divine; our purpose), Swadharma (practicing one’s dharma, a personal mission or purpose), with the understanding of Swabhav (their innate traits, nature, and capacities as well as their present condition, potential, goals, and means.)

The desired outcome is our student’s ability to see themselves as who they truly are, in all layers (koshas) of self, understanding their functional anatomy, physiology, emotional states, self-concept, and beliefs about themselves and the world around them. To have a clear direction for their future so that they can make choices that increase their sense of balance, harmony, and peacefulness. They learn to adapt their practice to their needs using the broad spectrum of yoga tools available to help them create sympathetic and parasympathetic regulation, love, compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, and clarity. Simultaneously improving their immune function, having structural integrity, sleeping better, and being clear about who they are and where they are heading in life.

In our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, we begin this journey together and look to ourselves as our first students. With our live cohort model, we benefit from witnessing this journey in our peers, learn to meet ourselves, and our students in our present state, and appropriately apply the practice to meet these goals. 

In our 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training, we build upon this wisdom. We develop coaching skills to deepen awareness, uncover the heart’s desire and tap into its wisdom, explore and co-create a treatment plan, and provide ongoing support for our students. Through the in-depth study of the Yoga Sutras, we expand our understanding of the means of the practice and our ability to apply those means at the moment appropriately. Additionally, we deep dive into the anatomy and physiology of myofascia, pain, and the breath to release physical and emotional suffering and cultivate vitality and wellness.


In-Depth 200-Hour Trauma-Informed Body-Neutral Yoga Teacher Training

Embrace embodied living with the Eight Limbs of Yoga.

At the Life of Wellness Institute, the first step in the journey is so more than learning to teach Viniyoga. It begins with seeing yourself as you truly are, developing expertise in the practices, tools, resources, and support Yoga offers while compassionately embracing your true self and life with peace of mind, ease, and freedom.

Our programs are designed with a foundation of our Be K.I.N.D. Embodied Wisdom Methodology to develop self-knowledge with loving-kindness, with interoceptive learning through a trauma-informed and body-neutral and body-functionality lens, ultimately deepening your connection to inner wisdom, preparing and empowering you to confidently and lovingly share this gift with others.

Our training is led live virtually or in person with the supportive guidance and 1:1 Mentorship of our founder, Yoga Therapist Melanie Taylor.


Advanced 300-Hour Training with Ayurvedic Somatic Coaching

Develop mastery and deepen your connection with your students.

We are experiencing a worldwide tsunami of mental health, and we need caring professionals with a foundation of empathy, integrity, authenticity, and experience.

This is why we offer our 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training, which focuses on compassionately supporting people using the tools, means, and wisdom of Viniyoga, Yoga Sutras, Eight Limbs of Yoga, Ayurveda, Somatic Science, and the skills of a coach.

This program begins where the 200 Hour program ends, and provides an in-depth and advanced study of Yoga to develop a more deeply embodied practice and teaching skills. You will develop the skills and scope to offer 1:1 Ayurvedic Somatic Coaching Sessions, individualizing the practice for your students while honoring their needs, desires, and goals.

Student Testimonials

Key Differentiators of ViniYoga

Upcoming Continuing Education Courses

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10 Week Series: We will meet via Zoom on Tuesdays, March 21st to May 30th, 2023, from 5:30–8:30 PM MST. * No class May 9th.
Yoga for Elemental Meridians
10 Week Series: We will meet via Zoom on Wednesdays, March 19th to May 22nd 2024, from 5:30–8:30 PM MST.

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