|Melissa has been a dedicated student of Pilates for almost three decades and began her teaching career in 1999. It has been a mix of both teaching, coaching, educating and business and staff management. For over eight years, Melissa owned MG Pilates, a large successful Pilates studio in Erskineville, Sydney before relocating to the Central Coast in 2013 to pursue a more relaxed lifestyle for herself and her family.
Melissa has two certifications in Pilates from the Australian Pilates Method Association and a full diploma in Pilates Instruction from Polestar Pilates Australia, a worldwide provider of teacher training. After completing her qualifications, she was asked to become a mentor for Polestar Pilates students and was then further promoted to assistant educator.
Over the years, Melissa has become a leading Pilates mentor within the industry, sharing her teaching skills with hundreds of students both in Australia and overseas. In 2019 Melissa was asked to come on board with Farran Street Education to create and present a ninety-minute mindfulness webinar for educators and leaders in the childcare industry. This went on to expand into a national tour around Australia presenting half-day workshops.
Her passion for mindfulness stemmed from her love of the mindful movement method of Pilates. Throughout her twenty-one-year career, she found that by keeping up a regular mindfulness practice she was able to stay focused and calm and began studying in this area to further enhance her teachings. She is now a diploma-certified life coach and body-mind practitioner who continues to learn and apply the coaching methodology in her own life and specialises in stress reduction through mindfulness.
Her adaptive coaching style, deep listening skills and ability to read people foster trust and loyalty with her clients. Over the years she has provided transformative experiences for her clients and teachers through her knowledge, ongoing education and intuition. Melissa is passionate about helping others reduce and manage stress through mindfulness so they can find an unwavering sense of deep calm and agility in this ever-changing world.