Melissa’s class combines alignment, breath-centric asana, chanting, and pranayama. Through the systematic application of yoga, you will cultivate inner strength, resilience, and stability. With an exquisite breadth of experience, Melissa guides you through a conscious movement practice, cultivating peace, clarity, and lightness of being.
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Yoga for strength and ease by enjoying a practice of conscious breathing with movement, strengthening what is weak and relaxing what is constricted. Our body and breath become stronger and more easeful. Our heart and mind become better able to focus and experience calm, present awareness.
The yoga scholar Krishnamacharya and his son, Desikachar. Her studies began in India with Pattabhi Jois in 1990. She was a co-founder of The Heart of Yoga Association and is a graduate of the American Viniyoga Institute E-RYT 200. Melissa had the honor of accompanying U.G. Krishnamurti, a Jivamukti, in his travels during the last five years of his life and is the author of “No Teaching Yoga: The Authentic Guide,” published by Gatherinsight, a reflection of her spiritual journey.
Melissa has shared her knowledge with different cultures around the world. Every February, she leads an annual South India sacred painting tour and retreat at Shreyas. She continues helping others awaken to their true purpose in life and to foster the connection between all people.