300 hour RYT
Melissa is a dynamic vinyasa flow teacher with a style born from a background in dance, a career using movement as a healing agent and a long-standing personal relationship with this practice. In 2011, she completed a 200 hour training with Ellen Kaplow of Satsang Yoga and continued training with Shannon Elliot of Onyx Yoga and Laughing Lotus lead teachers Deborah Langley and Kenny Frisby. Melissa offers her students unique and meaningful sequences while teaching safety and sustainability within an energetic flow. Her love for traditional yoga philosophies, creating inviting and invigorating shapes, and supreme music both feed and energize the practice. By day, Melissa is a passionate dance/movement therapist working fiercely to advocate within the realms of special needs populations and behavioral and emotional health, bringing movement, dance, and yoga to her clinical work with children and adolescents. Ultimately, she is grateful to the connections yoga has brought her and is committed to sharing this healing and passionate connection with her students.