Melissa found her way to the mat after her doctor recommended yoga after enduring a cervical spine injury several years ago. She loved how it transformed not only her physical world, but her spiritual and mental one too. It was such beautiful therapy to her and she loved how the practice used only the body alone to achieve physical strength. She began to work front desk at a fitness studio, and her desire to learn more about yoga became more apparent.
Melissa has been a preschool teacher since 2009, and yoga seemed like the perfect balance and compliment to this career. She did her 220 hour yoga teacher training here in Raleigh at kRtajJata yoga school at Gratitude Hot Yoga Center. It was here where she learned how to teach yin, vinyasa, relax and restore and children’s yoga She also earned her Reiki first, Second and Third Degree and is an avid Reiki Practitioner.
Melissa also attended Old Dominion University, majoring in Communication Arts.. Along with teaching children’s yoga at her preschool, Melissa teaches yoga at various studios in the triangle area and has aspirations of continuing on to receive her 500 hour yoga certification. She aims to teach a message of health, fun, peace and awareness with her practice and classes.