- Naples, Florida, USA
Missy Balsam is a full-time yoga teacher living in Naples, FL. Missy graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Psychology, then worked as a sales and marketing executive for many years before leaving the corporate world behind to follow her heart. Missy completed her 200 hour certification with Baron Baptiste, and since 2007 has found her true path sharing her love of yoga with others. Missy’s teaching style is one of empowerment, inspiration, and joy, encouraging students of all levels to keep growing and evolving, discovering the happiness that is already inside of all of us. And…even when it’s challenging, to just have fun and not take it all so seriously!
In addition to teaching group and private yoga classes, Missy leads kirtan concerts with her band Missy Balsam Kirtan. Kirtan is call and response devotional yoga music and chanting, and is another form of yoga practice called Bhakti. She is passionate about sharing kirtan which, like yoga, has created boundless joy in her life. For the last two years, Missy has been thrilled and honored to be a featured teacher at the esteemed yoga and kirtan festival Bhakti Fest Midwest in Madison, WI. She is also a proud Ambassador for the yoga clothing line lululemon athletica. For more about Missy, visit her website www.MissyBalsamYoga.com, and her facebook page Missy Balsam Yoga.