yoga teacher, speaker, social entrepreneur
Founder and Director of HappyTree Yoga Studio in Montreal [Est. 2007], Melanie leads Hatha, Yin and Gentle Yoga Teacher Training programs. She is a passionate speaker, writer and workshop leader (TEDx Montreal Women, MUHC Conferences, Lymphoma Canada, Cirque du Soleil, Expo Yoga Quebec Blog, Wanderlust Tremblant 2018) on the topics of yoga and meditation. Most recently, Melanie started her own YouTube channel with the goal of bringing together more like-minded people and sharing practices for a heart-centred, soul-fuelled life.
Melanie is both a certified Hatha and Kundalini yoga teacher. Her current influences include Vipassana meditation and the wise guidance of her spiritual teachers, Nischala Joy Devi and Lisa Lajoie. She teaches from the heart with both compassion and humour, and loves nothing more than to help people discover their true purpose and potential.
She was recognized as an outstanding citizen by CTV's The Power of One for her work in the community with cancer patients and underprivileged youth, received a McGill Green Business award, and a Quebec Notable Award for Social Entrepreneurship.