Melanie Richards

melanieFounder and Director of HappyTree Yoga Studio in Montreal, Melanie is a certified Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga teacher. She co-created and leads HappyTree’s 40-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training – the only training of its kind in Quebec – as well as HappyTree’s 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.

A speaker and published writer on the topics of yoga, healing and self-empowerment, Melanie is a compassionate and motivating teacher with a sense of humour who inspires her students to transform their lives from the inside out.

What is TEDxMontrealWomen?

The TEDxMontrealWomen event challenges each and everyone of us, as members of society, to question and define our values and beliefs in an effort to create an awareness and understanding of why we behave as we do, what motivates our behaviors and what drives our decisions to conduct our lives as we do. With this increased consciousness, we discover that we are more empowered than we previously thought to make positive, disruptive and impactful changes in whichever spheres of influence we choose. TEDxMontrealWomen is an independently organized event and an integral part of the global TEDWomen community.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMontrealWomen, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxMontrealWomen event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.