Melissa teaches yoga and meditation for students of all levels to feel at ease and rejuvenated in mind, body, and spirit.
Melissa started her yoga journey as a teenager, finding a path to balance, self-compassion and renewal after a decade of intensive ballet study. A registered yoga teacher since 2004 and ParaYoga Level 1 Certified Teacher since 2013, she draws inspiration from the teachings of Yogarupa Rod Stryker and the Himalayan tradition.
Beloved by longtime students from her ParaYoga classes and Radiant Peace Yoga Nidra workshops, Melissa taught for sixteen years at the Yoga Center of Columbia, Willow Street Yoga Center and other studios in Maryland. She currently focuses on working with private clients, helping them to cultivate strength, flexibility, and balance, and thrive in their lives.
Also a professional flutist and teacher for over 25 years, Melissa brings her unique expertise to help musicians of all ages improve their performance. Her students notice a decrease in physical tension and pain, increase stamina, improve focus and transform performance anxiety. She offers private lessons as well as “Yoga for Musicians” workshops at colleges, conventions and music camps.