Updated: Jun 30, 2021
Next up on our Talking Straight series is the beautiful Melissa Vranjes. With a background as a Coach & Educator within the Feminine Health space, Melissa is on a mission to teach women to live a life that is embodied & rooted in feminine sensuality. Teaching us how to reclaim sexuality & ignite your feminine fire, Melissa shares her favourite forms of movement to connect with her mood & emotions, the power of breast massage practice & the importance of staying true to yourself. Let's get into it!
What does your morning routine look like?
This is a common weekday routine, weekend’s look a little different.
I wake up around 6:30am, take my basal body temperature (natural fertility practice), meditate & do an embodiment practice like yoga, dance or non-linear movement. Then shower, do a breast massage practice & sip on a herbal tea whilst going through my tasks for the day.
What’s one healthy habit you prioritised / embraced during lockdown that you’ll continue as we start to return to normality?
It’s not something that was a lockdown thing but I definitely made sure I did it during lockdown & that was my breast massage practice. This practice always keeps me connected to my heart, loving myself and leading with my love in work, relationships & life in general.
What are five things you’ll always have in your fridge / pantry?
Some kind of nut milk, superfood powders, tacos, jap mayo & coconut water.
What’s your favourite form of movement?
Dance/Non-linear Movement. Letting my mood & emotions move my body which is usually some epic dance moves first thing in the morning matched with a bit of yoga.
What’s the first destination you’d like to visit once we’re allowed to travel again?
Indo, I can’t wait to be back there again.
What is one fun fact most people wouldn’t know about you?
My party trick is jumping into the splits on the dancefloor, I won a dance battle doing that in Thailand a few years back ha!
I think it's incredibly important & I feel strongly about this topic because of the crap out there that is trying to teach us to look & be 'perfect'. I have always tried to stay as authentic as possible but of course there have been certain environments that have made it harder to do so. For me it’s about surrounding myself with likeminded people who support your values.
The health industry is constantly adapting to external circumstances. What’s one health trend you predict will remain or appear in 2021?
Yoga for sure, that’s not going anywhere!