Melissa Gardiner

Melissa Gardiner
1 Merton Rd, Rangiora, North Canterbury
Contact Phone Number:
(03) 313-8883
The Manaia Wellbeing Centre

Melissa tried Yoga for the first time in 2005… the very tangible and positive effects of the practice had her hooked! She went on to study extensively with Donna, attending numerous workshops and retreats and a 150 hour Teacher Training. Melissa has also assisted Donna at a number of her workshops in New Zealand and Australia.

Melissa has been teaching Yoga to the North Canterbury community over the past 7 years, and in November 2013 opened The Manaia Wellbeing Centre in Rangiora. The Centre has a range of Yoga and Nia dance classes on offer. We also have a chiropractor, massage therapist, reflexologist, naturopath and counsellor offering treatments throughout the week.

Melissa is passionate about Yoga and this is reflected in her teaching. Students often comment on the positive effects they experience in their body, mind and spirit. Melissa has created a welcoming atmosphere at the Centre and enjoys the process of learning and growing with her students.

Other trainings and qualifications:
  • CranioSacral Therapy 1 & 2 (2009 & 2010)
  • Advanced Yoga Studies Teacher Training with Donna Farhi & Marcia Monroe (2010)
  • Level 1 Teacher Training in iRest® Yoga Nidra (2013)