Melissa discovered yoga after going through some tough times with anxiety, depression and post-partum issues. She completed her first YTT in 2004 with InnerConnections Yoga in Colorado Springs, CO, second YTT in 2010 with At One Yoga in Phoenix, AZ and third YTT in 2011 at the Center for Yoga with Jonny Kest in Detroit.
Melissa encourages everyone to come as they are, to bring all of their “stuff” – both mental and physical and to work both with it and through it. There is no right or wrong, good or bad in yoga, simply offer what is right today. She emphasizes Feeling over Forcing. If you feel the poses, you can’t force them, and if you force them, you aren’t feeling them. Melissa believes in meeting everyone where they are without expectation or obligation. Let’s enjoy a practice together.