Melisa Chabierski has been practicing hatha yoga for 18 years and teaching for 16. She has over six years experience in specialised prenatal and postnatal yoga classes. Melisa’s personal practice, through two pregnancies, transformed her teaching of prenatal yoga. It deepened from the theoretical understanding of how and why to practice, to an embodied understanding of what the practices bring to the many aspects of the self. From her experiences in the role of birth support/doula, she has witnessed how yoga positions are labouring and birthing positions. These experiences are the framework for the themes and topics that are woven through the classes. Each week explores a different Self Inquiry, breath technique or meditation to nurture and empower the pregnant woman on her journey. Melisa’s classes incorporate both gentle and dynamic physical positions, meditation, chanting, breath work and guided relaxation. She is confident to incorporate varying physical abilities and stages of pregnancy and can give accurate guidance to adjust the practice to students’ injuries or conditions, including pelvic instability.
Certificate of Classical Yoga Australian College of Classical Yoga – 2006
Yoga Meditation Vagyoga Chetanapitham, Varanassi India – 2004
Diploma of Teaching Pre-Natal Hatha Yoga Gita International – 1999
Diploma of Teaching Hatha Yoga Gita International – 1998/1999