Melissa’s stepped into her first yoga class 15 years ago to add a new element to her gym regime. It was not love at first try. After habitually pushing through pain and focusing on the end result, yoga challenged her entire way of being. Years of study and practice with the vibrant Tacoma yoga community won her over. Today, self-inquiry and acceptance is what drives and sustains her practice most. Through teaching, Melissa aims to lead others in awareness that movement and exertion are conduits of self-expression and joy.
Melissa completed the YOGAMAZÉ Teacher Training under the leadership of Amy Petty. She is RYT 200 and Yoga Alliance Certified. Melissa’s teaches dynamic, alignment based flow classes that both honor and challenge the body, mind and spirit.