My name is Melanie Reid and I am the founder of ELATE Yoga Wellbeing Luxembourg or ELATE Wellbeing. Together with Louise my Fox Terrier, I welcome you to your life-changing opportunity.
ELATE Yoga Wellbeing Luxembourg started from having a burn-out. I was working a demanding job in marketing, and took on the additional challenge of studying a Master in Business Administration.
Just like all of us, I also carry around the package of life: scars in my heart from break ups, trauma of being sexually assaulted, failures that I perceived to wrong me, and tall those things I was longing for, but never seemed to happen. After my father died in 2009, I was slowly falling deeply into a very black hole.
By focusing on the stress and the negativity, my body and my mind could simply not cope. After battling burn-out, depression, and fighting off the apparent urge to drown my grief in alcohol, I made the decision that I wanted instead to give my life a new direction.
So I started Kundalini Yoga. And this changed my life. Today I know that you do not end up in a Kundalini Yoga class by chance. The force of Kundalini Yoga works on your body, tests your endurance, your acceptance of pain and probes your mind to keep up. It also clears your subconscious of negative locks.
In 2014, I finally decided to leave my old life behind and took my backpack to the other side of the world. When I came back, I knew that New Zealand had changed me. Organisational life was no longer an option. I wanted to do something that was greater. I wanted to help and decided to become a Life Coach and a Kundalini Yoga Teacher instead.
I owe Kundalini Yoga my new life. Once I decided to live my spiritual journey, and leave the path of the neurotic journey as Yogi Bhajan calls it, my life took a complete turn. I want to give this opportunity to you.
My spiritual name is Nam Hari Kaur, which means the kind and creative princess/lioness who meditates upon the Name of God with all her heart. I am a Kundalini Yoga Teacher trained by Cherdi Kaala International IKYTA certified Teacher Training as part of the Karam Kriya School founded by Shiv Charan Singh. I am also a trained Life Coach by the great Carl Massy, who is a co-founder of The Practice in Bali, Indonesia.
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My new journey is to accompany you changing your life, and I will try my very best to serve your experience in the most powerful way possible.
I am looking forward to it!
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