Melonie Nielsen LMP
has been a massage therapist (#14790) and Yoga teacher for over two decades. Owner of Vancouver Yoga Center in Vancouver, WA USA as well as a national traveling Yoga teacher, offering continuing education for Yoga teachers and bodyworkers in Yoga as Structural Therapy. Through the years she has had the privilege to have thousands of students and clients come through the doors of the studio. Watching how they moved and held themselves in the yoga poses as they compensated for their injuries, lead to much research and study on alignment and body mechanics. With this understanding of anatomy she has helped many people throughout the years out of pain.
Graduated 1998, from East-West College of the Healing Arts in Portland Oregon.
Special study in Craniosacral, deep tissue massage, and injury management.
Graduated KMI Structural Integration 2011-2013
with a focus on a form of bodywork that helps you to realign your posture and get you out of patterns that lead to chronic pain or injuries.
Yoga training: Sivananda Ashram, graduated 500 hour Yoga teacher training 1999, Center for Yoga(Iyengar training) 2001, Anusara Yoga Teacher trainings & Yoga Therapy trainings, 2001-present with John Friend, Noah Maze, Naime Jezzeny, Desiree Rumbaugh and other senior Anusara certified teachers 1000 + hours
Ayurvedic Medicine: American Institute of Vedic Studies, graduated 1998. AYU Ayurveda Academy, graduated 2003