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Melissa embarked on her yoga journey in 2006, motivated by weight gain during her pregnancy. Initially seeking the physical benefits of yoga, she soon discovered its deeper dimensions beyond mere asana practice. This realization prompted her to delve further into yoga's philosophy and teachings. In 2012, she committed to a 200-hour yoga teacher training program, completing it the following year.

Presently, Melissa holds the esteemed titles of E-RYT 500 and YACEP accredited by the Yoga Alliance. Her expertise has earned her recognition as a featured teacher in Yoga Magazine and Yoga Journal. Additionally, she shares her passion for yoga by instructing classes for the Physical Education Department at Moraine Valley College. As a Master Trainer with YogaFit Training Systems, Melissa conducts yoga teacher trainings nationwide.

Melissa's teaching philosophy emphasizes inclusivity, believing that yoga is for everyone. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned practitioner, her classes cater to diverse needs and levels of experience.

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