From the small village in the Black Forest in Germany to the big city of Berlin, Mel has managed to accumulate a 20-year experience as a hair and make-up artist. Due to her nature of work, Mel was often en route touring throughout Europe.
Since her surroundings were ever changing, she would often practice Yoga and meditation in order to find her own sense of calmness. Regular sessions of Yoga then led to a real passion and she went on to graduate from the Yoga Teacher Training at Lotos Yoga in Berlin. This course was under the direction of Federico Mese Althabe who is a certified Satyanda Yoga Teacher and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. Mel is a nature lover and is enthusiastic about teaching Hatha Yoga both inside and outside the studio!
As a Make-up artist Mel has worked for big musicals and shows with actors,dancers, musicians, fashion shows, TV commercials, films, hair salons, photo shoots and even weddings. Mel has extensive knowledge of the behind the scenes theatre world which combined with Lana’s dance experience is highly beneficial to the people of Christchurch and at Flow Dance Academy.