Meet the Power Living Teacher Network- the names, faces and what makes them tick

Melanie Longland

Perth, WA
Melanie Longland Power Living Australia Yoga Teachers Network

Yoga came into my life when I was in my early 20’s. During my teenage years, I fell in love with all aspects of holistic medicine and yoga was a natural add-on to that life. I dabbled on and off for years and I have practiced many styles of yoga from gentle Hatha to intense Bikram. However, it was when I discovered Vinyasa yoga that I fell in love with the flow and how expressive it is. I had been pushing my calling aside for a long time, thinking that it was the right path and that I should do something like law or business. These things I still pursued but yoga always called me home.

Walking into the North Perth studio of Power Living was like coming home, then undertaking the 200 hour Teacher Training with them has stoked my fire, this is just the beginning.

I love that Yoga is forever evolving, you never stop learning and diving in deep. I will be pursuing study in yin within the 500 hr teaching course whilst I teach vinyasa and share what I know already.

What do you value most in others? Why?

I value honesty, sincerity & kindness. Always speak the truth, speak it from your heart and it will not lead you astray.

What has been your most inspirational/toughest learning experience?

My toughest learning experience is seeing the people I love pass away from this life to the next. I learnt at a young age that nothing is forever, and permanence is an illusion of the mind. However it was those experiences of death that gave me the gift of strength, courage and finally being able to practice non-attachment.

What does the term modern yogi mean to you?

Being a modern yogi to mean means living life in as much balance as you can. To practice the values of yoga on and off the mat, within this world we live in. Practice the yoga but have a glass of wine if you want to.

Contact details

Email: melanielonglandhotmail.com