LM Movement Travel Ltd was born from our passion to travel and need to find more balance while away from home.  Our dream getaway is to be active, while finding time to relax and restore.  We also love to experience the local food and culture.  LM are the first initials of the co-founders’ names and inspired our slogan to;  Live Meaningfully, Live Mindfully, Live More.  We go by Movement Travel and our team hopes you will join us on your next wellness journey.  

Co-Founders

Melanie Yip

Born and raised in Vancouver, I grew up loving sports and the outdoors. During the summer following my second year of university, I backpacked through Europe with a friend which ignited my passion for travel. Since then, I explored as much of the world as I could and it never ceased to amaze me how meeting new people and experiencing different cultures made my life richer.

When I turned 40, like many people do, I looked back on my life and started to think about how I would like to spend my remaining years. If money was not an object, what would I love to do? The answer was always to travel and lead a healthy, balanced and active lifestyle.

After living in Toronto and working 10+ hour days in banking for nearly 20 years, I decided to return to Vancouver, follow my passion and co-founded Movement Travel with Lisa. I’m excited for this next chapter of my life and thankful for all of the great people and experiences that have inspired me so far.

Melanie Yip
Co-Founder, Movement Travel
Bachelor of Commerce, CFA, RYT 200
@melanie_movement_travel
Melanie Yip Yoga 

Lisa Gordon

Born and raised in London, Ontario I had a passion for sports and fitness starting at a very young age. I spent my childhood playing competitive sports including volleyball, basketball and track & field, eventually choosing to focus on soccer. I completed my degree in Kinesiology (Sport Science) at McMaster University and worked part-time as a personal trainer at the university gym. While at Mac I started running short 5-10k races and discovered a love for running.

After undergrad I took my MBA and started my first job in financial services in Toronto. In 2007, my employer asked me to move to London, UK for work and I ended up spending an amazing eight years there. It was in London where I developed a love for travel. I spent my weekends and holidays seeing as much of Europe as possible while also expanding my running to include marathons. I completed the London, New York and Paris marathons during that time.

In 2010, I met Mel at a charity decathlon event In New York. We were two of nine women our global bank was able to recruit for the event and we bonded while struggling through the NFL like training. I have now returned to Toronto and after 17 years in banking I am excited to pursue my passions with the launch of Movement Travel.

Lisa Gordon
Co-Founder, Movement Travel
Bachelor of Kinesiology, MBA, CA, CPA
@gordonlj

Wellness Ambassadors

Ellen Choi

Ellen Choi PhD. (Can.) is a social psychologist with a Masters of Science from the London School of Economics, and a PhD from the Ivey School of Business. She is a mindfulness researcher and speaker that specializes in the the effects of mindfulness on workplace outcomes like performance under pressure, creativity, authenticity and self-compassion. She has taught and researched mindfulness in corporate settings, with students of all ages, police recruits, and health care professionals. She is also a yoga instructor, a reiki practitioner, and an executive meditation coach.

Ellen Choi
PhD, Social Psychologist