Whether you are just looking for a yoga workout or a more spiritual connection to yourself, I would be honored to teach you. My passion is to help others through the practice of yoga.
As a RYT-200, I am certified to teach Hatha yoga and I am registered with Yoga Alliance. I am well-trained in modifications and props to create a class made for your individual needs and abilities. I earned my 200 level certification and Aerial yoga certification from Heartwood Yoga in Bradenton, FL.
she was very attentive to my needs - I have some knee problems and she gave me great variation advice! love her energy and her passion for yoga !
The class was great. Melissa is very knowledgeable. I went into her class with neck tightness and came out of the class feeling great. The best part is that she came to me and I didn't have to go to a class! I definitely plan on taking more classes and would recommend her to anyone!
First, I ask some questions: (1) if there are any current or past injuries/surgeries/illnesses that I should be aware of (2) what they do or have done in the past in terms of stretching/exercise/sports (3) are there any tight/sore areas they want to focus on (e.g. neck, hips, shoulders) or avoid (e.g. knees, shoulders)
Then, we proceed with the practice!
I earned my 200 hour certification (CYT-200) from Heartwood Yoga in Bradenton, FL. I am currently registered with Yoga Alliance (RYT-200). I also hold a degree in Elementary Education from UCF and taught 3-5 grade for a number of years.
Prices are determined based on distance (if I am traveling to you) and number of people in the class.
I have been practicing yoga for 5 years now. I began practicing for the stress and anxiety relief it gave me. I was inspired to become a certified teacher when a few coworkers began asking me to teach them some yoga. I did not feel confident teaching without being certified. Once I earned my certification, I began teaching private lessons to friends/family, and chair classes to caregivers.
My first time teaching yoga was actually as a 3rd grade teacher during my PE time. Since I've been certified, I have taught elderly students, students of varying ability levels, middle aged students with knee and ankle injuries, college-aged students, and many in between!
During a chair class with some elderly students, we were practicing popping up from our chairs. One student shook his head as if to say "No way, I can't do that." After some encouragement and seeing the success of his peers, he tried and on his first pop-up, he lifted his arms in victory with a huge smile!
Contact them, see if you like the way the communicate, take a class. If you don't like their style, try another teacher. You'll only know if you go and try it.
Any long-term injuries or illnesses are very important to mention.
Have you ever been to a yoga class before? If not, don't worry. Most teachers aren't going to judge you (I've never had one who has.)
What kind of physical activities (if any) have you done in the past?
What are your goals (physical or spiritual)?
Any areas you want to work on or avoid?