Supporting Teachers & Facilitators
Abby Faye Redley
Abby came to yoga nine years ago, initially as just a physical practice. She soon discovered the many other benefits and yoga provided the balance she sought whilst living and traveling in Australia. She felt more grounded in challenging times and uplifted by the final relaxation, savasana glow! When she returned to the UK in 2013, she realised her deep desire to share the benefits she had experienced with others. Abby gained her 200 hour RYT qualification with YogaLondon and has been teaching weekly classes, 1:1 sessions, fundraising classes and workshops in Bournemouth for over two years. Abby believes a yoga practice is not just on the mat, as mindful self knowledge and awareness can be beneficial in all aspects of daily life. Abby's other passion is living a vegan life which she shares through yoga and plant based nutrition events. Abby’s classes are welcoming and fun, inviting you to explore your body and mind through breath, (pranayama), movement, (physical postures - asana) and meditation. Her dancing background is reflected through a flowing style of yoga (vinyasa), finding lightness and meditation though movement. She also incorporates Ashtanga, Yin, Sivananda and Yoga Nidra influences. Abby will supportively and safely guide you through an invigorating practice to a restorative final relaxation. Abby has continued her professional development through attending various workshops and is due to complete her 60 hour Yoga Medicine spine module in May 2018.
Mellissa is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and creative chef. Her imaginative cuisine and style of cooking concentrate on whole, healing foods that focus on nourishing the mind and body while reducing inflammation. Hypocrates said “All disease begins in the gut” and Mellissa's approach closely follows this ethos which has enabled her to develop a way to empower and help others heal their physical and mental health issues. Her delicious food and inventive recipes run parallel with her approach to yoga and mindfullness. Mellissa's keen desire to help others through nutrition began with her own health issues, leading her on a self discovery journey through India, Bali, the U.S and Portugal. It was during this time she resolved the only way forward for her was to take herback into her own hands. During this time she perfected the art of meditation, spending silent months in Indian Ashrams and following the teachings of Adyashanti and Mooji. With this well rounded knowledge and empathic approach to a holistic lifestyle, Mellissa will be offering one to one sessions during the retreat which will focus not only on diet but any possible hidden blocks that might be preventing you from living a fully enriched life.
She gained her 200 hour YYT at Shiva Yoga Peeth in Rishikesh and is a Level II Reiki therapist. Aside from her training with IIN she also gained expertise with Pure Raw in Bali, has catered numerous retreats and parties around the world, is part of the team behind Rise and Shine and has worked as a live in chef at Rainbow City (now Merkebba Community) in Portugal. Mellissa loves creating healthy, gluten free, low sugar recipes and can't wait to bring them to the group on the 'Nourish Your Soul Retreat' in Marrekesh. For a sample of her recipes or to work one on with her you can connect with her directly on instagram @mellissalaycy