ABOUT

Melissa Berry Appleton has been a student of yoga for over 20 years. She received extensive teacher training in both yoga and meditation. Currently, Melissa is in Buddhist Chaplaincy Training at Upaya Zen Centre, New Mexico under the study of Roshi Joan Halifax.

CONTACT

Tel: 250-870-2101

Kelowna, British Columbia

Instagram: mettawithmelissa

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

© 2019 by Melissa Berry Appleton. All Rights Reserved.

MEDITATION & YOGA

Explore how alignment, breathing, balancing, stretching and strengthening provide the ideal opportunity to apply Buddhist meditation techniques to experience your mind, bring awareness to habits, and open your heart. Melissa guides you in both movement and stillness practices, as well as offers dharma and poetry readings. Each class encourages gentleness of breath, attention to alignment, creative movement, relationship to the ground and the process of gravity.

BODY AS A RESOURCE BUDDHA MIND

Mindfulness Meditation Training & Practice 8-Week Series

Modo Yoga Kelowna
October/November

Registration is now full

Winter/Spring registration opening in November.

COMPASSION RESTORATION

A Non-Residential Meditation Retreat for Caring Professionals & Family Members with Melissa & Brian Dean Williams

 

November 15-17, 2020
Capilano University, Vancouver

Registration Opens Soon

Gathering for regular group practice is a modern form of shared community collective. Through movement and stillness of the group, we support one and other in subtle, intimate and profound ways, working beyond language, shifting patterns, habits and supporting the outer world in endless ways. For our hearts, minds, bodies, children, lovers, family, friends, community, art, environment, politic, and world.  Every sentient being on earth.

 

Melissa offers a variety of ways to enter practice by teaching series in yoga studios, wilderness settings, corporate settings, and beautiful retreat centres. She leads two public classes each week at Modo Yoga Kelowna on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday mornings.

  • Community Meditation Practice

  • Mindfulness Meditation Training & Practice Series

  • Annual Retreats in Costa Rica

  • Somatic Movement for Addiction Recovery, Karis Society Addiction Recovery Centre for Women

  • Compassion & Mindfulness Training

SUMMER RETREAT

Forest Meditation Retreat with Melissa and Suniti Dernovsek

The Hermitage Denman Island

August 21-28th, 2020

Meditation, silence, stillness, writing, contemplation, connection, forest movement and personal practice time.

Registration opens in 2020.

PRIVATE SESSIONS

Melissa is available for private individual or small group classes at Modo Yoga Kelowna. Wonderful for working beyond what is taught in drop in classes.  Also supportive for anxiety, stress and life balance; for either teens or adults.