why I love what I do
A journey to healing and meditation
It’s been a life-long journey through natural health and healing to become a meditation and yoga teacher. I’ve been lucky enough to experience many different cultures, adventures and occupations throughout my life but health is something I always return to.
I’ve worked in health for more than 20 years – and before that in food and nutrition. I baked breads and cakes at Cranks bakery in Covent Garden a vegetarian shop and cafe, and was a cook at vegetarian restaurants. I’ve been vegetarian since I was knee-high as my family was vegetarian.
In the 90s, I packed up my life and went travelling across The States, gaining skills in restaurants and cafes before bringing my expertise back to the UK and becoming maître d’ for The Ivy and then L’Caprice restaurant. It was an amazing time to work in the industry and it sparked a love of food that has never left me.
I instinctively knew there was more to health and happiness – particularly after suffering with my health my 20’s. In 2000, I began my training as a homeopath which included flower essences and nutrition, and then an 18-month Neal’s Yard Aromatherapy diploma followed. I’ve always been interested in mind body connection and changing our thoughts to lead an empowered life. I set up a successful natural health practice in Borough Market and Covent Garden at Neal’s Yard working one day a week for a women’s refuge and family centre . Later, my homeopathy took me to India, where I worked in Calcutta. It’s in India I fell in love with yoga and meditation. After completing a 200h Yoga teacher training and an 18-month Primordial Sound Meditation Certification with Chopra Global – natural health with Mel was born.
I love what I do. My work is my passion and to share your story and get to know you is a privilege. I teach from my experiences and I have a daily meditation and yoga practice. Some days I grow, and I am always learning. Above all, I love to share and help others map out their true direction.
Bring your physical and mental health back into balance
I provide tailored health coaching using a whole-body approach, which incorporates nutrition, yoga and meditation.