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I’m Melissa and I am super passionate about sharing the tools of yoga for fibromyalgia with you.

Are you ready, willing and able to make practical, simple and sustainable steps forward? 

I help women with chronic pain and fatigue who are ready, willing and able to take practical, simple and sustainable steps forward for better health and quality of life. 

We are not chasing cures but we are people who prioritise self-care (in amongst all the things) and create lifestyles that reduce pain and fatigue. 

Sometimes our steps are incremental, others we take leaps, but we always look forward. 

My superpowers are making lifestyle tools simple and sustainable. We focus on what we can do. Yoga, meditation, breathing, movement, healthy living choices and more.

You will find many resources on this website to help you to make simple, sustainable changes that can help you create a lifestyle that decreases pain and fatigue. 

I’ve been fighting Fibromyalgia for more than a decade. I have put together a whole of life wellness plan and improved my quality of life dramatically – and yoga is a big part of that. 

I can’t wait to share this with you.

Ultimate Guide to Managing Fibromyalgia

How Meditation Helps Chronic Pain and Fatigue

Yoga Nidra for Fibromyalgia – the tool that changed my life


About Melissa vs Fibromyalgia

Melissa Reynolds has been sharing her personal journey and research into fighting the chronic illnesses fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome since 2013 on the blog www.melissavsfibromyalgia.com. Over time this has grown to include three books, courses, Facebook support groups and coaching. It has developed organically responding to client need and Melissa’s ability as her personal journey has taken her closer to wellness.

Where to start?

Yoga for the Chronic Life FREE 10 minute series

Check out My Books

My Design

Luke T. Parkes formatted and edited my books and courses, created the covers for the books and many of the images on my blog. If you would like to chat to him about his work, use our Contact Us page to drop him a query.


I am not a health professional, I only know what works for me. I share my journey so that people would know the things they can try, in discussion with their medical team. We are a long way from the world in which I received my diagnosis, it was a hostile world where no one I knew believed in fibro/CFS and there was little information. I always expect that you will do your own research and will chat with your own team of medical professionals.

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  1. Hi Melissa! I just saw that you are following my ‘lovingmylumbar’ blog – thank you! This was a blog I started while I was going through my yoga teacher training (finishing up in time before my bub came into the world 2 years ago!). Since you signed up to this blog, I thought you might be interested in my my most recent blog https://nikkiveliz.wordpress.com/. I’m keeping my lovingmylumbar as a reminder to myself about my time going through an amazing part of my life 🙂

    1. Thanks Nikki! All signed up to the new one. I love that you are a yoga/meditation teacher and you aren’t extraordinarily bendy (lovely way to put it lol) as I would like to train as a yoga teacher one day! 🙂

      1. Hi Melissa – are you in NZ? I think I remember reading that you were….Juliet Forch (NZ yoga teacher) is the reason I started yoga teacher training! She said we needed more inflexible teachers so if and when you would like to train, go check her out 🙂

  2. I just looked her up, she’s within an hour from me! 🙂

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