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Melissa started her yoga journey in 2006 after gaining weight with her pregnancy. At first, she just took some classes for the physical benefits of yoga, but soon she realized that there was so much more to yoga than what she was being taught in class. She wanted to learn more than just asana, so in 2012, she started her 200-hour yoga teacher training, which she completed in 2013.


Currently, Melissa is an E-RYT 500 and YACEP with the Yoga Alliance. She has been a featured teacher of the month for Yoga Magazine, has been featured in Yoga Journal, and also teaches yoga for the Physical Education Department at Moraine Valley College. She is a Master Trainer with YogaFit Training Systems and teaches yoga teacher trainings around the country. 

Melissa believes that a yoga class should be for everyone and teaches as such. Whether you're a beginner or a well-seasoned practitioner, there is something for everyone in her classes.

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