Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga classes in Funchal

Yogaflow offers private and group Yoga classes in Funchal on Madeira island in Portugal. The Yoga styles taught include Iyengar, Ashtanga and Restorative Yoga.

Yogaflow was established in Cape Town in 2009. As the founder of Yogaflow, I have been offering private Yoga mentoring programs and group Yoga classes, workshops and retreats in South Africa and Thailand for over 10 years. During lockdown in 2020 I successfully adapted to offer online Yoga classes and courses.

My name is Melanie de Villiers. I hold a BA Degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Journalism, which led me to work in the Photographic and Film industry for many years, before I committed to the Wellness industry. I am an internationally certified Iyengar Yoga teacher through the BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute and an internationally certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance.

With over 20 years of intensive research and practice experience in both Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga, I have a comprehensive understanding of Yoga techniques as taught in the Krishnamacharya lineage and an ability to apply this knowledge in an integrative way.

My Yoga offerings are much more than fitness classes, I support my clients in their professional and private lives with practical guidance on how to manage stress and enhance health. I am also skilled in working with physical injuries and mental health concerns.

See my About page for more about my Yoga journey.

Private Yoga Studio in Funchal on Madeira Island

From February 2022 I will be based in Funchal on Madeira Island in Portugal, where I will be opening a small private Yoga studio. In the meantime you can join me for Yoga classes via Zoom. See my Live page for more about Online Yoga. See my Info page for more about Private Yoga. Your individual needs will be assessed and carefully considered in each class. My Yoga classes are conducted in the Iyengar Yoga style, but my background in Ashtanga Yoga gives my style a fluid edge. The core focus of my teaching is on accurate alignment to encourage the optimum flow of life force through body, mind and breath.


Private Yoga (Online) per 75 min class ZAR650
Private Yoga (In Person) per 75 min class €60
Travel costs apply

Yoga Retreat on Madeira Island

Coming Soon… Luscious Yoga holidays on the beautiful island of eternal spring. Yogaflow Retreats will be tailored specifically for novices or experienced practitioners to ensure that the appropriate level of practice is offered to each group.

“ When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts break their bonds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be. ”