“When I step onto my mat, the feeling of peace starts to settle in; nothing else matters now but this very moment……”
Melissa has been practicing yoga since 2004 and fell in love with it immediately. Constantly amazed at all the benefits yoga has to offer, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally, her passion for yoga led her to wanting to share it with others.
One of the things Melissa loves about Yoga is that it can be practiced anywhere, anytime and by anyone. Many of us feel that we can’t, aren’t able, haven’t…., etc. But Yoga is not about flexibility or getting into that funky pose. It’s about being in the moment and using our breath to create balance and awareness in ourselves.
Melissa is registered with Yoga Alliance as E-RYT 500 & Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) and the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). With her diverse trainings, she teaches many styles of yoga including Hatha (all-levels), children/teens, Hot yoga, Flow, Prenatal & Postnatal, Yin, Restorative, and Yoga for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). She also offers workshops such as Partner Yoga, Mother’s Day Yoga and her very own Bliss Yoga! She specializes in prenatal and postnatal women, including postpartum recovery and pelvic floor health, as well as proper breathing and postural alignment.
Melissa teaches with compassion and humour and offers a supportive and welcoming environment for all students and clients. She offers modifications for all levels and abilities and loves when someone finds that ah-ha moment! With breath centered awareness, she encourages people to find their balance between effort and ease, doing and doing nothing.
Her classes reflect her warm and playful spirit!