PRIVATE YOGA

Welcome to Yogaflow! Bespoke private Yoga in Madeira, Portugal. If you are a discerning individual looking for a tailor-made Yoga experience with precise personal adjustment, my Yoga classes will suit you. I work with committed clients to find a sustainable solution for their long-term Yoga goals. The value I add is much more than flexibility, strength and physical alignment, my private Yoga journeys inspire a sense of inner-freedom and self-connection. The style I teach is Iyengar Yoga, a highly specialised scientific approach, derived from the Krishnamacharya lineage, designed to make Yoga accessible for everyone at the exact level of their expertise. 

PRIVATE YOGA

Welcome to Yogaflow! Bespoke private Yoga in Madeira, Portugal. If you are a discerning individual looking for a tailor-made Yoga experience with precise personal adjustment, my Yoga classes will suit you. I work with committed clients to find a sustainable solution for their long-term Yoga goals. The value I add is much more than flexibility, strength and physical alignment, my private Yoga journeys inspire a sense of inner-freedom and self-connection. The style I teach is Iyengar Yoga, a highly specialised scientific approach, derived from the Krishnamacharya lineage, designed to make Yoga accessible for everyone at the exact level of their expertise. 

Yoga in Madeira

Yogaflow is a wellness consultancy that guarantees high quality Yoga in Madeira, adapted to suit all levels, from beginner to advanced. The focus is on boutique Yoga classes in an intimate atmosphere, one-on-one and small groups, to ensure individual attention. I travel to you and offer private Yoga in the comfort of your home, hotel, or office anywhere in Madeira, or you can book your class at my Yoga space in Funchal or join my group Yoga, or practice with me from anywhere in the world, online via Zoom.

See INFO page for more about Yoga in person. See ONLINE page for more about Yoga on Zoom.

My name is Melanie de Villiers. I am an internationally certified Iyengar Yoga teacher through Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute and an internationally registered Vinyasa Yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. I recently immigrated from Cape Town, South Africa where I created Yogaflow in 2009, based on over 20 years of Yoga experience, solid anatomical knowledge, accurate body alignment skills, a background in western psychology and an intuitive inquiry into eastern philosophy. It is my greatest pleasure to share Yoga with you here in Madeira, Portugal. I teach practical Yoga techniques that will not only make you physically vibrant, but also awaken your subtle intelligence and initiate insight into your deeper life purpose.

See ABOUT page for my profile. See YOGA CLASS page for my group schedule.

What clients Say

“After years and years of training and study Melanie has become one the top Yoga teachers in Cape Town with many students from all over the world. She has experience in a wide range of styles and has become expert in Iyengar. With the perfect mix of proper teaching and organizational skills Mel is the perfect traveling teacher and host for retreats creating a beautiful experience for everyone wherever she is.” – Jeroen Vuyk

IYENGAR YOGA
The practice is guided with precise verbal cues and gentle hands-on adjustments to inspire conscious integration between body, mind, and breath. Props are used to enhance receptivity to body alignment and to enable practitioners to hold the postures for longer periods of time, which allows optimum benefit to health. Through gross outer alignment we awaken subtle inner intelligence that heals our bodies and liberates our minds in a feeling of oneness with all aspects of our being, ultimately uniting us with the natural pulse of life.
YOGA TEACHER
I discovered Yoga in 1995 when during my psychology studies I intuitively felt drawn to explore eastern philosophy as a compliment to my western understanding of the human mind. With over twenty years of practical experience in both Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga, I have a comprehensive understanding of the traditional techniques in the Krishnamacharya lineage and the ability to apply this subtle knowledge in an integrative and practical way.

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Carolina Lambrecht
Carolina Lambrecht
05:11 30 Jan 22
Melanie is a dream yoga instructor. She is focused on every person doing yoga, truly cares about what the individual needs are! I love yoga , but have a few injuries, which I shared with her. Melanie was able to modify my flow even when there was a full class! Best yoga instructor ever!!
Iain Barton
Iain Barton
13:26 24 Nov 21
When I reached six weeks post-stroke, I needed more than physio or just gym. I needed muscle tone for stability, strength for movement, flexibility and balance and I chose yoga as the best means to work on all four. I wasn't able to drive and so Google guided me to Mel at Yogaflow who was within walking distance of my house.12 months later I ran the Two Oceans half marathon. Slowly, sure. But I did it. And for a 55 year old that the medics had said would never run again, I was elated.We kept going. And now three and a half years post-stroke, most people don't even know I was ever unable to stand unaided, let alone walk. I still catch myself turning too quickly, or getting panicked if it's too dark on an escalator. But every Tuesday and Friday, my 90 mins with Mel at Yogaflow continues to increase my tone, strength, flexibility and balance ... and it is pretty good for my soul as well!
Ilonja Greyling
Ilonja Greyling
12:03 06 Nov 21
If I could give Melanie more stars I would. She brings her Heart into each class she teaches, her Openness, Love and Dedication to the practice of Yoga Radiates from her and her students are Transformed.I am extremely blessed to have Melanie as my teacher. Each class with her is a magical moment of softening and opening not only into the physical practice of yoga, but also into the Oneness between all aspects of this mysterious Being that we are. Her deep knowledge of yoga comes from years and years of self practice and study, and you Know and Feel that you are in the presence of one who embodies what she teaches. This is clearly seen in the Love all her students have for her.If you are lucky enough to come across Melanie don't hesitate to sign up for her classes, you will be giving yourself a very special gift indeed.
Mirella Lemmers
Mirella Lemmers
10:42 06 Nov 21
Mel is such an inspiration and i have followed her classes with great pleasure for more than 10 years. The way Mel describes the most difficult poses in class with such detail and clarity is mind blowing. This was very important during the zoom classes which have been such a life saver for the last year and a half. I feel blessed to be a part of her yoga journey she has been making for such a long time.
Kari Dup
Kari Dup
14:30 06 Oct 21
This is not your average yoga class! It stimulates a deep journey of learning and self discovery. Classes are a well thought out mix of technical alignment, philosophy, yoga history, breathing and fun! Yogaflow is professional in every way, not only in very precise and concise teachings, but in administrative and the delivery of the online classes too. Everything works! I highly recommend this personal experience.
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