Mel Penney

Thank you for checking out my Bio. I am excited to share a bit more about myself and beyond  excited to be part of your yoga journey!

I have called my home Sylvan Lake for over a decade.  I'm so grateful I share my life and home with my husband, daughter and son.

For a long time I believed that someone better suited to share the practices of yoga should. Someone smarter. Someone more flexible. Someone zen who didn’t yell at their kids. Someone else entirely.  After all, who did I think was sharing an ancient, profound and spiritual practice?

 The practices of Yoga have given me so many gifts. The impacts continue to ripple out day after day!The physical  practice alone has got me hooked and the powerful methodology continues to reveal real tangible tools to access even more possibilities.The impact of yoga in my own life is very hard to ignore as it continues to enhance my connections not only with my family and others, but with myself. The question then became  for me, who am I not to share this powerful work?  I know I'm far from a perfect yoga teacher, wife, mom or human being, I am however, devoted to being my imperfect self and in doing so hope to inspire you to do the same.


Another passion and where my career as an instructor began is in the realm of group fitness classes. Falling in love with working out while making new friends ignited a passion deep within to share this uplifting experience with others. I am  proud to be a  Certified Group Fitness instructor with AFLCA.  I  carry designations in resistance training, group exercise, portable equipment and mind and body. My yoga teaching journey began with a 200 Hour Baptiste Yoga Inspired teacher training in 2016. Since then I have also  attended The Baptiste Institute's: Baptiste Teacher Course, Level 1, The Baptiste Assisting course and The 40 Days To Personal Revolution Facilitation Training and Nicole Schulz’s Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

True connections and real relationships are what drives me to be of service through yoga and fitness. A beautiful community filled with  humans beings who empower one another is the way I believe we will transform our world for the better. 

I've leaned into my heart and it has led me here.

It has led me to share this powerful work with all of you!


Roll Out Your Mat & Be Inspired!


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