Our For the Folk Yoga and Wellness studio was created in 2019 by Melissa Gibson.
A sanctuary solely dedicated to the practice of yoga located in Daisy Hill, Queensland.
Here we focus on evolving as a whole, physically, mentally and finding a deeper connection spiritually.
We offer space, and support you to heal, nurture and nourish each time you step on the mat.
Our teachings stem from the traditional 8 limbs of yoga applied to our modern day living. Each class includes yoga asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation (dhyana) and yogic philosophy.
Our teachers are passionate, authentic teachers on their own journey, soul seekers, sharing with you their knowledge through education and their own many years of yoga experience in a honest, raw, relatable way.
We encourage and welcome all people with open arms to our studio. Seasoned practitioner or total beginner.
You have found your yoga tribe. For the Folk is your community.
"Bless'ed are the flexible for they will not be bent out of shape"
Creator, Senior Yoga Teacher and Studio Owner of For the Folk Yoga and Wellness.
Melissa is a passionate yogini, mother of two wildings, an artist and lover of the ocean.
Her practise of yoga and meditation started over 20 years ago as a sporadic one to alleviate stressful anxious times, but quickly became a part of her daily life. She was called to share her passion of yoga with others over 10 years ago and has been teaching ever since.
Melissa’s classes are focused on traditional teachings and adaptions into the modern day.
With her knowledge and bad jokes, you will be guided through your practice in a fluid style that encourages a strong connection to breath and body, finding your strength and space physically and mentally in the present while challenging you to transform, rebuild and replenish your entire being.
‘I have been a seeker and still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my soul’ Rumi
350hr Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training - My Health Yoga
200hr Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training - My Health Yoga
Yoga Therapy and Healing - My Health Yoga
Advanced Diploma in Health Science - Nutritional Medicine - AIAS
Bachelor Health Science - Nutritional Medicine and Naturopathy - Endeavour College (currently completing)
100hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training - My Health Yoga
150hr Post Graduate Yoga Teacher Training - BIYOME
50hr Meditation and MindBody Medicine Teacher Training - BIYOME
50hr Kundalini Yoga Therapy and Meditation Yoga Teacher Training - BIYOME
50hr Mood Food Yoga and Meditation Therapy - BIYOME
Sacred Self Care and Ayurvedic Nutrition - Sahara Rose
Chakra Dance to Change your Life - Natalie Southgate
Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training
"Melissa is amazing! She has a beautiful, soothing voice. She gives clear, concise directions with a strong focus of breath awareness. Beautiful sequencing that is sure to work your body, steady your mind and elevate your spirits. Her Yoga classes are fun, light hearted and accessible to all. I feel fabulous when I walk out of her class!"