Melissa found her way to yoga after a spinal injury. Though she began yoga for the
physical practice, she kept coming back not for the spiritual and mental transformation
that followed. She completed her 200 hour training at kRtajJata yoga school in Raleigh,
NC. She also specialized in yoga nidra, children’s yoga, energy healing and reiki. She
completed training to lead Y12-SR classes and got her prenatal yoga certification in
2021.She has taken workshops from yoga leaders such as Seane Corne, Jonah Kest
and Jesamyn Stanley and has led various modules in yoga teacher trainings in the
Raleigh/Durham area. She is currently studying with Bessel Van Kolk, author of The
Body Keeps the Score to complete the Trauma Research Foundation’s certificate
program in Trauma stress studies. She leads classes to foster community and
welcomes all bodies and practices to show up, the rest will all follow..