Mel Skinner

About The Teacher

Looking back on life, it is faith, determination and courage that have served Mel best – that, and a lot of yoga!

Discovering a new way to reconnect with her body, to heal old traumas, and find a place of stability on this earth, Mel believes that yoga offers everyone the chance to fully engage with life.

Mel has trained in hatha yoga, but enjoys practicing Iyengar, Ashtanga and yoga nidra. Fascinated with how yoga philosophy still applies today, Mel loves reading, writing and talking about yoga to anyone who will listen. Find more on her writing here.

Mel is a Yoga Alliance associate teacher level II, teaching for 2 years with over 1000 hours of teaching and training experience behind her.  Mel is grateful to teachers she has worked with or been influenced by, including Sri Pattabhi Jois, B.K.S Iyengar, Laura Gilmore, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Alexandra Pope, Lana Hunt, Matthew Sanford, James Reeves and Donna Farhi.

On retreat, Mel combines her teaching of restorative yoga, yin yoga, and yoga nidra – all of which will bring a deep sense of letting go in the body and mind. She holds the space in a relaxed and informal, yet powerful, way – her passion for the transformative and healing power of yoga leaves students feeling inspired, refreshed, and aware of their potential.


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After participating in more yoga classes and events this year than in my entire life, I am yearning for the opportunity to attend a professional retreat. The opportunity to grow my practice, learn from talented students and teachers, and immerse myself in this gorgeous Red Feather Lakes sanctuary is the dream of a lifetime! Sara

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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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