The longest running yoga studio in SW Washington, celebrating our 18th year!
Studio will be closed on Memorial Day.
We are located at 1101 Broadway St #216 above Chamber of Commerce, downtown.

Melonie Nielsen

has been a massage therapist(#14790)  and Yoga teacher for nearly two decades. Owner of Vancouver Yoga Center in Vancouver, WA USA as well as a national traveling Yoga teacher, offering continuing education for Yoga teachers and bodyworkers in Yoga as Structural Therapy. Through the years she has had the privilage to have thousands of students come through the doors of the studio. Watching how they moved and held themselves in the yoga poses as they compensated for their injuries, lead to much research and study on alignment and body mechanics. Applying good anatomy to the poses she has helped many people out of chronic pain patterns. She considers herself an all around Yoga Nerd.

Relaxation Massage or Deep Tissue Massage rates:

No Insurance billing.

Cash, Check or Charge accepted.

Please honor our 24 hour cancellation policy. 

  • 1 hour $70
  • 1 1/2 hours $100

1 Hour Massage Packages

  • 6 massages $350(a buy 5 get 1 free deal) (to be used by same person within 6 months)

For pain, injury rehabilitation, alignment issues that you are seeking long term results, see also our pages on: 

Structural Integration- Bodywork to realign your posture from the ground up. 

Yoga as Structural Therapy - Individually addressed yoga session targeting improper muscle imbalance
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You can find Melonie traveling around the Pacific Northwest in a 1976 Scamp travel trailer she renovated, along with two tibetan spaniels dogs in tow, writing on yoga therapy, as well as hiking, camping, hot spring exploring and having all around Scamp adventures.

Formal Training:

Massage: East-West College of the Healing Arts graduated 1998, continuing education in Craniosacral, deep tissue, injury management, along with various structural bodywork trainings 1998-present, KMI Structural Integration 2011-2013

Ayurveda: American Institute of Vedic Studies graduated 1998, AYU Ayurveda Academy graduated 2003

Yoga: Sivananda Ashram(various locations) graduated 500 hour Yoga teacher training 1999, Center for Yoga(Iyengar training) 2001, Anusara yoga Immersions, Yoga Teacher trainings, Yoga Therapy trainings, 2001-present with John Friend, Noah Maze, Naime Jezzeny, Desiree Rumbaugh and other senior Anusara certified teachers 1000 + hours

Philosophy: Douglas Brooks & Srividyalaya formal training 2011-present, Paul Muller Ortega formal training 2007-present, Sivananda Ashram 1998-2005, Nityananda Ashram 1996-1998

Registered with Yoga Alliance as a Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with over 500 hours of experience(E-RYT 500), Registered as an approved teacher for a 200 hour Yoga teacher training program and continuing education provider.