The name Blossoming Butterfly refers to transformation
Blossoming stands for being open, sharing what is deep in side you
Butterfly is a symbol for being free, listening to your inner voice, and travel.
Melanie Nathalie de Bruijn
My name is Melanie Nathalie de Bruijn and I am a free-spirit, a yoga teacher, wanderlust entrepreneur, foodie, essential oil consultant and music lover. I believe in a holistic approach of life. Therefore I educated myself on at the first sight completely random subjects, but in reality they are so intertwined with each other.
My strength is guiding transition processes by connecting people with themselves and others. I believe that by strengthening every individual part of chain magic will happen. This applies to all area’s in life whether it is in your body, mind, a relationship, a group, a company, your financial situation or relationships. Every part influences the other and when one part in our life is out of balance it automatically influences other parts. This applies to who we are as humans as well, we are because of each other. We are all on a journey, everyone has different qualities, struggles and therefor our lives are sometimes so different. Tough we all influence each other. The strength of the group is as strong as its weakest link.
My own journey
Growing up in an entrepreneurial family at an early age I learned how to work with people and discovered the concept of hospitality. Living above the shop of my parents my life has been really chaotic, it was never boring everyday was a new adventure. I am really grateful for all the beautiful experiences I gained in that time of my life, but I also realize now that this caused also a lot of chaos in my mind. The stress caused by money problems had an impact on our family situation and me as well. Since I was really eager to learn it triggered me to study business to learn how to deal with this problems. I managed to finish two intensive studies and find a job, but not without any harm. Since I tend to work really hard and had an unhealthy lifestyle I eventually burned myself out.
Allthough all I did was always with the intention to contribute in a positive way to a better world. The result of my hard work where opposite. I couldn’t work any more, I had anxiety and I was not the nicest person to be with. After a lot of anger and pain I started to realize that in order to heal the world I first have to heal myself.
That is where I began my own yoga journey in 2008. The yoga supported me in a stressful job and helped me to make the real decision to leave my job, change my life by improving my physical and mental health. After completing my first teachers’ training at Pranaforce Yoga in Thailand, I started teaching. Pretty soon I also became a Yin Yoga and Nada Yoga teacher. I learned a lot about the power of or mind, healthy cooking and invited essential oils in my life as natural health solutions. A whole new world opened for me.
A lot of positive changes occur and my journey is not over yet. And on my way I can share my knowledge and experience with others and guide them on their journey.
‘Authentic leadership is the full expression of ME for the benefit of WE’ – Henna Inam
The emphasize in my work lies on personal leadership. On individual and group level I guide people on their own journey and sharing tools and knowledge in order to empower them to get the best out of themselves. I connect the so called spiritual world with the material world and try to make it applicable in daily life.
My teaching approach is intuitive and caring I focus a lot on breathing and alignment, while providing space and attention for every student individually. In my classes I focus a lot of awareness of the senses and bodily sensations. It is about feeling whatever is in the body in the present moment This helps to ground and to connect. A lot of the sensations we feel are connected to emotions and memories of the past, and give a blurred view on the reality. Becoming aware of them and observe where they come from is the way to release this old feelings that bother us. I work with sound and essential oils to deepen the yoga practice and to engage the senses.
Being a wellness advocate for dōTERRA essential oils. I educate people in how to implement essential oils in their lives as natural solutions to improve the wellbeing of them and their family. I do this by organizing workshops to provide information and by creating a community where people can connect and share their experience.
Furthermore I coach and train people that want to build their own essential oil business. I learn them the concepts of building a business, hospitality, education and how to share their tools and knowledge with other. So that we together can reach out to a larger group of people sharing tools and knowledge to improve their overall wellbeing.
Individual sessions and treatments
On an individual level I work with people on body and mind by offering private yoga classes, Ayurvedic massage, foot reflexology, Reiki, sound sessions and AromaTouch treatment.
- Birthlight Perinatal Yoga (working on my certification)
- Birthlight Postnatal Yoga (working on my certification)
- Nada Yoga TT (200hr Yoga Alliance)
- Yin Yoga Anatomy level 1
- Anusara Hatha Yoga TT (200hr Yoga Allicance)
- BBA Hotel Management
- MSc Financial Management
- Reiki level 1 & 2
- AromaTouch Technique Certification
- Holistic Massage Certification
- Ayurvedic Massage Certification
- Pregnancy Massage Certification
- Foot Reflexology Certification
- 10 day Vipassana Silent Meditation
- 100 day Bikram Yoga Challenge