Melanie Schorr has been practicing Yoga for over 16 years and teaching group and private classes for over a decade. Her practice started in her hometown of Toronto after a bad car accident left her in extremely bad condition. Since then, she has had numerous other accidents, injuries and surgeries, using yoga as a tool for physiotherapy.
All of Melanie’s formal training was done under the highly respected Yogi Vijay Amar in Dharamsala, India. Her training was an intense one-on-one course consisting of not only the actual doing and teaching of Yoga, but also of human anatomy and the effects of Yoga on the body. She then opened up her own Yoga centre in Thailand, and in addition, taught private and group classes at a few luxury resorts. After 10 years in Thailand, she returned to Toronto.
Because of her teachings in India, Melanie’s own teaching style follows that of her teacher and is therefore quite traditional. It focuses on helping to move energy throughout the body; aiding the body to function properly internally. She also follows the Indian philosophy behind Yoga and believes that Yoga truly is the coming together of the body, mind and soul. She regularly returns to India to train more and advance her own practice.