top of page
Mel Waters Yoga Tapas prasarita D strip.

tapas [tuhp-uh s]
noun Yoga: 'to burn’, 
evoking 'fiery discipline', ‘internal fire’ or 

About Us

About Yoga Tapas

Offering a selection of classes from dynamic (rajas) to restorative (tamas), designed to create a balance (sattvic) in your practice and overall well being.


Our dynamic sessions are based on the Ashtanga Primary Series, following a set sequence of postures with the emphasis on linking breath with movement. Generating an internal heat to cleanse the body, as well as develop strength, flexibility & concentration.

To support this energetic practice, we offer Matthew Sweeney's Chandra Krama (Moon Sequence). The first and currently only authorised teachings of this method on the South Coast.

Chandra Krama is designed as a support practice, enabling the student to explore a more gentle, softer approach or for times when your energy levels have taken a dip. 

Alignment focused and adapting the sequences with the individual practitioner in mind. 

Both methods are created with Self-Practice in mind. Inviting you to explore and observe at your own pace and in your own time.


Self-Practice = Self-Awareness

Private classes also available.
All levels welcome.


Myself with Matthew Sweeney at VKM Bali

Be steady. Be comfortable.

Mel Waters



Registered L1 Teacher Yoga Australia 

200+hrs Apprentice Thirroul Yoga Shala
Yoga Synergy Anatomy & Physiology Course 2019 (High Distinction)
L1 Pranayama with Gregor Maehle
L1 Meditation with Gregor Maehle


Chandra Krama (Moon Sequence)

Authorised by Matthew Sweeney 2023

Developing own practice (asana & pranayama) under the guidance of Matthew Sweeney

Vinyasa Krama Mandiram (VKM)


About Mel Waters 

Introduced to Ashtanga Yoga circa 2005 in London, I have remained a dedicated practitioner to this method. Forever grateful for the transformation to my well-being, physically and mentally. 

Following the years of continued learning & discovery and as a seasoned experienced practitioner, I felt I was in a position to pass on the benefits to others. 

Upon moving to Australia, I met Alyson Johnson and continued to develop my self-practice with her at Thirroul Yoga Shala. and it is here I began my Teacher Training Apprenticeship.

Under Alyson's guidance for 12mths and proudly assisting in her hugely popular classes, I grew into the teacher I am today.

A shift in energy.

The Covid Lockdown and the acceleration of Zoom classes, opened doors for students/teachers alike.
It gave me the opportunity to practice with some of the most incredible teachers around the world, from Eileen Hall, David Swenson, Gregor Mahle to name a few... but of course, it was Matthew Sweeney that proceed to change my path. 

Previously a dedicated Ashtanga practitioner & teacher, Matthew has designed his own selection of sequences - Vinyasa Krama Mandiram

and since 2020, I have been continuing my development under his guidance and I am now officially authorised to teach Chandra Krama (moon sequence).

This sequence, being the support practice it is designed to be, has added a welcomed shift in my energy levels, offering a unique balance to my practice and state of being. Plus, adding different movements & asanas has done my (gracefully aging) body the world of good! 

I can't wait to share it with you! 

See you in class.


Contact Us

 Yoga Tapas

Ulladulla, NSW.

Tel: 0422 674 797


Don't miss out on any updates... sign up below.

Please note, you will not be bombarded with endless emails, just a means to reach out with new information regarding classes.

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page