Melissa started her yoga journey in 2006 in Southern California, and yoga immediately became a staple in her life. Since then she has been continuously studying yoga, attending teacher trainings, and maintaining a steady self-practice. Melissa is a teacher and practitioner of many forms of yoga including vinyasa, ashtanga, prenatal, and restorative. She has made several trips to India to study yoga, breathing techniques, yogic philosophy, and Ayurveda. Melissa studied Ayurveda extensively under Dr. Madan Kumar, MD (Professor at Pankaja Kasthuri Ayurvedic College) in Thrivandrum, India. She believes these practices are tools that can be carried with all of us and applied in our daily lives. When life moves up and down we can find balance, be present, and breathe.