Melissa ‘Atma’ Lyons is a long-time Yogi who is passionate about supporting people as they explore the connections between their body, mind and life. She believes that embodiment practices and meditation are key to staying grounded and joyful during these chaotic times, and offers solutions for people looking for more peace through her yoga therapy sessions, 9-week group programs, and yoga asana classes.
She graduated from Yoga By The Sea’s first teacher training in 2012 and was completely drawn to the profound awarenesses that arose from yoga therapy practices. She became a certified yoga therapist in 2014 and a certified yoga therapy group facilitator in 2015.
Her presence and authentic way of be-ing and teaching have established her as a sought out practitioner, teacher and mentor. In addition to founding Body Mind Wisdom (2016), she teaches segments of 200hr yoga teacher trainings (YTT) locally, and is the Course Director of the Group Facilitation Program, at Phoenix Rising School of Yoga Therapy in Massachusetts. A school that is the oldest of its kind in North America, and accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is a modality that is holistic. It uses breath, movement and meditation practices to access one’s innate wisdom; facilitating healing and harmony in one’s life. Practitioners believe the body holds the answers to our questions if we just learn to listen to it. PRYT can be experienced in either a 1hr private session or through a 9-week theme-based group series. See www.bodymindwisdom.ca for testimonials and more information.
Expect your time with Melissa to be life-changing.
Certifications: C-IAYT800, RYT500, SMART-Ed Facilitator, Creative Relaxation Yoga Therapy for people with special needs