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.


Tel: 250-870-2101

Kelowna, British Columbia

Instagram: mettawithmelissa


© 2019 by Melissa Berry Appleton. All Rights Reserved.


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.


Mindfulness Meditation

8 week Practice Series

Modo Yoga Kelowna
October/November 2020

Registration opens September 1st



8-Week Practice Series

Modo Yoga Kelowna

February-April 2020

This series is full



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


November 15-17, 2020
Capilano University, Vancouver

Registration Opens September

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

Meditation May Under a Tree

Each May I practice meditation under a big old tree on the edge of Okanagan Lake at Kinsmen Park.

Come and join me!

It's free!

Wednesdays May 6th-27th
7 p.m. bell rings

I will offer a 10 minute Dharma Story & practice instruction.

Bring a blanket and pillow to sit upon.

No practice if it rains.


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

Helping you sit still ~

It's true, I'll support you to sit in meditation practice.  I'll come right to your office!