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To change the fitness industry.
A fitness culture of love, pleasure, and holistic wellness through movement.
We take a light-hearted approach and encourage creativity, curiosity, joy, and wonder to each situation.
We embrace change and support growth and transformation of people and systems to positively impact ourselves, our communities, and the world.
We support and encourage each person to develop knowledge, skills and confidence to enable freedom of choice and informed, aligned decision-making to be truly empowered to live their life uniquely true to themselves.
We approach life with love and understanding. We withhold judgement, appreciate others perspectives and experiences, and recognize that our differences are what build a diverse and rich community.
We commit to life-long learning and constantly strive to expand our knowledge and experiences. We recognize the power of learning through all of our mind, body and soul to optimize and integrate our knowledge into a full human experience to enable us to reach our greatest potential.
When we align with our values, we achieve peace
Hello! My name is Melanie and I am the founder and creator of Volair. I am a pole dance and sensual movement instructor and a health and lifestyle coach and researcher. I was widowed before the age of 30 and have since been on a personal journey to heal and live my fullest, most blissful, loving, authentic life.
When I first started pole dance 15 years ago, it was exactly what I needed! I was a graduate student in a completely structured, masculine system based on productivity, competition, and power.
Don’t get me wrong – I do love science and knowledge – but I desperately needed to nurture my feminine energy to bring some balance to my life.
Over the past 15 years, I have experienced many different forms of pole dance – exotic, artistic, fitness, and more. While I have loved all styles, sensual movement has by far been the one that brought me most back to my basics of being and most helped me along my continuing path to rediscover and thrive as my authentic self.
The practice of sensual movement invited me to tune into my body’s sensations to deeply connect with my body. The practice allowed me to explore my movement with openness, presence, playful curiosity, courage, vulnerability, love, and acceptance. It celebrated the perfectly imperfect version of myself in the moment and invited growth and progression.
In developing the Devotion Method, I reflected back and brought together the most powerful pieces of my sensual movement practice to share with you to guide your journey to discover and devote to your authentic self.