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Melissa found her way to the mat after her doctor recommended yoga after experiencing a cervical spine injury several years ago. She loved how it transformed not only her physical world, but her spiritual and mental one too.

She completed her 220 hour yoga teacher training shortly after moving to Raleigh at kRtajJata yoga school at Gratitude Hot Yoga Center. It was here where she learned how to teach yin, vinyasa, relax and restore and children’s yoga.  She also earned her Reiki first, Second and Third Degree and is an avid Reiki Practitioner. Her continued education includes certificates in Alexander technique and yoga nidra as well.

Melissa feels that reiki and yoga are the perfect balance to her preschool teaching career and has aspirations of continuing on to receive her 500 hour yoga certification. She aims to teach a message of health, fun, peace and awareness with her practice and classes.