A Transformational and In-Depth Approach to the Study of Yoga

At the heart of everything we do is the experience that we have as human beings of being human. This guides our foundation of embracing embodied living. Embodied living is a practice of leaning into our experience with curiosity, interoception, loving-kindness, and intuitive wisdom through all layers of self (koshas). 

Through leaning into the journey of the self, through the self, to the self, we find our truest self, The all caps YOU. The you that is whole, complete, and perfect exactly as you are and exactly as you are not. 

Embracing Embodied living includes a study and discovery of self that is founded in the practice of the Eight Limbs of Yoga, the Koshas, the vital essences, and subtle doshas that govern aspects of health and vitality. 

The Eight Limbs form the guiding structure for our practice, through the sheaths of awareness (Koshas) of self that together are our expression of self that form our internal map. Allowing us to explore self through interoceptive loving-kindness, from our most subtle form to our most recognized form of self. 

Yoga Teacher Training is so much more than learning to teach yoga. It is a deep and personal journey to the self. One we experience intensely through the training, and from the true self, we learn to hold this space for others.

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.
Tracey Schram
200 Hour Yoga Teacher

Our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training registered with the Yoga Alliance.

200 Hour In-Depth Yoga Teacher Training

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.

Our 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training registered with the Yoga Alliance.

300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training 

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 promise is to develop you in supporting your students and clients in the challenges we all face as human beings. 

Our Continuing Education workshops are Yoga Alliance accredited, and designed to support our students leaning into their personal Dharma (purpose) in their learning and developing their specialization.

Join our Vision

We have a vision that every human being in the world Embraces Embodied Living. Awakening, experiencing and having consistent access to their inner strength and resilience and we can not do it alone. Through our Life of Wellness Institute Facilitator Training Program, you will be mentored in fulfilling on your Dharma as a Certified Life of Wellness Institute Teacher.