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 Yip Yoga 
@hello.melanieyip

Lisa Gordon

I grew up in London, Ontario and loved sports and fitness starting at a very young age. I spent my childhood playing competitive sports including volleyball, basketball and track & field but realized in high school that my true passion was soccer. Given my love of sports, I decided to study Kinesiology at McMaster University. I also became a Personal Trainer and worked part-time at the university gym. Following undergrad, I decided to obtain my MBA and started a career in the business world.

In 2007, I moved to London, UK and 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 and have now visited over 50 countries. During my time in London I also developed a love for running and completed the London, New York and Paris marathons.

Following the launch of Movement Travel I have become re-certified as a Personal Trainer and completed my training to become a licensed travel agent. I currently work in banking in Toronto, but I am also following my dream to return to the fitness industry. I am excited to partner with Melanie on this journey and I hope we can inspire others through our wellness travel experiences.

Lisa Gordon
Co-Founder, Movement Travel
Bachelor of Kinesiology, MBA, CA, CPA
Certified Personal Trainer
@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