Clifftop Yoga

Mindfulness + Kindness + Gratitude = Kindfulness

The Kindfulness Effect starts with you! 

Live a more purposeful, happy & fulfilled life

The benefits of Kindfulness

Practising Kindfulness helps you live a more conscious life; one of action and response rather than indecision and reaction. 

Kindfulness helps you prioritise the importance of your own physical and mental wellbeing, enhancing your sense of balance, calm and resilience, which has a ripple effect on those around you. 


Kindfulness helps you recognise what's really important and the awareness you develop results in building stronger connections; between your body, mind and breath, between yourself and others and with the world around you. This results in greater compassion towards yourself, others and the planet, helping you to feel more grateful -  and so the positive cycle continues. 

My Mission is to educate and inspire and to make the world a better place through creating a ripple effect of Kindfulness. 

Hello, I'm Melissa

I'm a passionate advocate of empowering people to lead healthier and happier lives, to raise their consciousness and to see how this not only benefits them, but also the people and the world around them. 

Having experienced the transformative effects of mindfulness in my own recovery from PTSD, I was inspired to study for a degree in psychology & philosophy and subsequently set up The Kindfulness Effect. I am now  a fully qualified and accredited mindfulness, meditation, yoga teacher and coach.

Prior to this I spent 15 years working in various management positions in a global company and I'm also a fully qualified English Language Teacher. It was during my time as a teacher that I started sharing my ideas, knowledge and practices with students - this grew organically and so The Kindfulness Effect was born. 

Kindfulness isn't what I do - it's also who I am. 

"I alone cannot change the world  but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."


One of the most compassionate, altruistic, available and commited teachers I ever met.
The Kindfulness Effect is about a way of living, not just meditating, and Melissa embodies it in an enlightening way.  Melissa is such an unbelievably inspirational person..
She's focused and interested in students' opinions, reactions, and suggestions, in order to keep improving and sharpening her abilities even more.
She teaches you through her way of being, including the most important factors of the practice; kindness, gratitude, non-judgment, self-love,.. and she does so with her exquisite,  humble, open minded, sincere and attentive presence, always there to help you to help yourself - If I were to recommend a mindfulness teacher, pretty obvious..I would definitely recommend her!

– David Irimescu

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Start your Kindfulness journey today!

Free Meditation Session

Try a meditation with The Kindfulness Effect by  downloading this free 30minute session. Subscribe to my website and receive the download code to your inbox, as well as updates on classes, courses, blogs and wellbeing tips via my newsletter. 

Free Yoga Class

Join any 60min class for free. Subscribe to my website and receive the code straight to your inbox, simply choose the class you'd like to join and I'll see you on the mat! You'll also receive updates on classes, courses, blogs and wellbeing tips via my newsletter. 


Work with me

I offer a range of services to suit your individual needs, with Kindfulness as a central theme in all that I do. 

1-to-1 Sessions

Work with me one to one for mindfulness based lifestyle coaching or one to one yoga classes

Mindfulness Coaching
Laughing Yoga
Weekly Classes

Weekly Yoga, meditation and mindful movement classes.

Meditation classes are free. 
Yoga & mindful movement classes available.

Courses & Workshops

I regularly run 8 week and 4 week courses, as well as silent half-day home retreats and more. 

Home Silent Retreat
Corporate Packages

A range of practical and engaging wellbeing workshops, as well as yoga, meditation and mindful movement classes. 


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