At Padma Yogi you will always practice in a safe, welcoming and encouraging environment.

As a birth and postpartum doula, Melissa provides her clients with comfort, warmth, compassion and empowerment. Her passion for helping new families is what inspired Padma Yogi—she finds greats joy in welcoming new life into the world.

Classes with Padma Yogi are taught by doula, childbirth educator and registered prenatal/postnatal yoga instructor Melissa. She’s has taught over 550 pregnant persons and supported over 55 families during labour, childbirth and postpartum time. She uses her experience and training in fertility yoga, prenatal yoga, and postnatal yoga to help new or expecting parents find stillness and relaxation.

During Melissa’s initial yoga training, she received the spiritual name of Padmavati. Padmavati (or Padma for short) means keeper or holder of the lotus flowers.

Whether you are trying to conceive, looking to strengthen your body during pregnancy, or seeking an interactive fitness session with your baby, Melissa and her team welcome you with open arms.​

Padma Yogi currently serves Brampton, Etobicoke, Mississauga, and Toronto.

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Padma Yogi Credentials

  • E-RYT 200 – Experienced yoga instructor at the 200 hour level with Yoga Alliance

  • RPYT – Registered prenatal yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance

  • CD(DONA) – Certified birth doula with DONA

  • PCD(DONA) – Certified postpartum doula with DONA

  • PDCBE – Certified childbirth educator with ProDoula

  • RDO – Registered doula with the Association of Ontario Doulas

  • Standard First Aid, CPR/AED Level HCP (Health care provider, baby, child, adult)

Padma Yogi Training

  • 200hr Yoga Teacher Training – Sivananda Bahamas

  • 100hr Fertility/Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Training- The Birthing Flower Toronto

  • Pre/Postnatal Fitness Instructor – Bellies Inc.

  • Core Confidence Specialist – Bellies Inc.

  • 30hr Restorative Yoga Training – YogaSpace Toronto

  • 8hr Chair Yoga Teacher Training – Sivananda Toronto
  • 24hr Labour Doula Training – DONA

  • 27hr Postpartum Doula Training – DONA

  • Childbirth Educator Training – ProDoula

  • Fertility Specialist Training – Bebo Mia

“I wanted to send a note to say thank you so much for all your yoga guidance during my pregnancy. I very much enjoyed the class each week and believe it helped me relax and prepare for labour and delivery. Our little girl was born on her due date. Happy, healthy and adorable.”

“Thanks for everything Melissa, you helped get my body and mind ready for this! I was very calm and breathing and visualization really helped.”

“My weekly prenatal yoga classes with Melissa helped me so much to relax and to get my body prepared for the big day. During labour my daughter came into distress at some point. I was able to relax my mind and body with techniques that Melissa taught me – and it worked! I delivered the most beautiful girl calmly and it was the most amazing experience. I’d recommend prenatal yoga to all women.”

“Melissa was extremely helping in my emotional, physical and overall well-being. She was there from the beginning to the end providing any support we needed. We are so thankful for her!”

“Melissa is amazing! The class is challenging and very inclusive.”

“Melissa is an amazing instructor. I feel confidant and safe in her classes so I can let go and focus on my practice.”

“Beautiful and clean studio, friendly service and relaxing atmosphere makes Padma yoga a great place to practice. Convenient location with free parking at the back.”