It’s really interesting to be a web design and a yoga teacher. This pair of seemingly opposite role is actually quite helpful and creative. For example my love for the open source world is directly related to my desire to understand my self and other’s inner working on a different level. Yoga and meditation are similar to looking at our inner ‘codes’ and changing it to better suit our goals. Somehow hacking ourselves to contribute to the human evolution. I can do it for myself and I can also help others doing the same. This yogic community is also similar to the open source community, where we try to all work toward similar goal.
It’s also important to note that the practice of yoga and mediation help me gather more ‘energy’ or potential, that I use as a creative output. So more yoga = more creativity = more design, writing and illustration. Work also becomes yoga, and yoga become the work I do.
Creativity is not only an outcome, but it’s also a goal for me to live a creative life. Although my ‘career’ has been quite technical, creativity is gaining more and more importance. From illustration to electronic music and computer art, I believe that creativity in all it’s aspect is instrumental to my well-being and evolution.
Melina Cinq Mars
Being happy is more important than pleasing other, this is something that became very clear few years ago. The revelation had allow me to offer the joy back to people around me by sharing my passion. Practising yoga on a regular basis allow me to feel good with in my mind and body. Guiding a yoga class always feel like a great gift to myself and to participant. Preparing workshop, is a nice motivation to learn more about the subject. Each time I am delighted how much I learn. Thai yoga massage is an another activity that I enjoy, to received as much as to offer it. I appreciate the balance of feeling grounded in the same time as very light! One of my other passion in photography. I think great composition can be found everywhere. And finally and not the less I enjoy travelling.
Since 2004 I have been offer yoga courses, workshop and Thai massage in my studio in British Colombia and Montreal, in Canada as well as a guess in France, Berlin and Barcelona.