Melissa is a long time Yoga Practitioner and Graduate of Abundant Joy's Yoga Teacher Training Program. You will love the Wednesday "Rise and Shine Morning Yoga Flow" class that Melissa teaches weekly. Melissa is trained to teach Aerial Yoga also, so call and book a Private Group class or Private Session and enJOY her great teachings!
Welcome! My name is Melissa and I became a Certified Yoga Teacher after completing my 200 hour teacher training here at Abundant Joy in September 2019. I started practicing yoga in 2011 when a family member invited me to her practice; after my first class I was hooked. What makes yoga so special to me is that no matter how I am feeling there is a practice that meets my needs. Yoga allows me to challenge myself, but also motivates me to appreciate and find comfort in my abilities in the moment.
Yoga has also taught me the benefits of mindful movement and breath awareness, two things I use daily in my work as a mental health counselor. One of my favorite aspects of yoga is the sense of community each class brings. Because of all of this and more, yoga has become a deep passion of mine. I am honored to be a part of the amazing team at Abundant Joy and look forward to sharing my practice with you!