Melanie Caines

About The Teacher

Melanie Caines is a Certified Yoga Teacher and the owner/operator of Nova Yoga Studio.  She has a strong passion for movement and teaches multi-level Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga classes infused with spirit, laughter, sweat, and creativity.

Melanie travelled to New York City in 2008 to study Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga at Sonic Yoga (rated NYC City Search #1, 2005–2007) and had the amazing experience of living in one of the most brilliant cities in the world, surrounded by knowledgeable and motivating teachers.

Melanie’s love of learning, exploration, and travel leads her to various places in search of workshops, training, adventures, and inspiration.  She is currently working towards her 500 Hour Advanced Teacher Training in Los Angeles with Prana Flow founder, Shiva Rea.

Melanie has been named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2015 Awards.  She won the 2012 Start Up Business of the Year Award from NLOWE (Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs) and Nova Yoga has been voted Best Yoga Studio two years in a row by The Scope readers.

Melanie is the host of three seasons of The Nova Yoga Show on Rogers TV.   She has also released a yoga DVD called Nova Yoga Flow, filmed in beautiful Newfoundland and Labrador.  Her online yoga series, called The Go Flow Sessions, is available on Vimeo.  Melanie leads international yoga retreats and has taught in Mexico, Hawaii, and Costa Rica.

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We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

I'm having a baby in October and want to focus my practice so I can be present and calm! Laine

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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