Melissa Ferrer Burke
Founder, Owner, Lead Coach & Instructor
“I try to be a truthful artist, and I try to show a level of courage. I enjoy that. I’m a messenger.”
Melissa Ferrer-Burke is founder and creator of Inspire Travel. Melissa’s love for travel, food and wellness was the reason why she reshaped her previous company “Yoga To Go”. Inspire travel was created to better encompass all of her teachings, education, coaching, yoga and knowledge of travel.
Melissa is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching that incorporates both the physical and healing aspects of the practice of yoga. Her classes integrate dynamic vinyasa flow asana (linking movement with breath) with the application of alignment, meditation, visualization, intention and prayer to create an inner journey towards healing and empowerment.
“I found Ashtanga Yoga in January of 2006. I was lead to San Francisco to do a 200 hour Teacher Training with Larry Schultz. My guiding force came from Reed Taylor my first Ashtanga teacher. I came from a body riddled with injury and with cross training Pilates and Yoga I was able to do things with my body I never imagined. Thanks to Yoga and Pilates I was able to develop the strength and flexibility mentally, emotionally and physically.” ~ Melissa
Since the beginning of her teaching career in yoga, health and wellness, many sources have sought Melissa out for her insight and expertise. She has thus far taught in 15 countries, been featured in related publications and has contributed articles to International Travel Lifestyle magazine, Mind Body Green, The Florentine, Firenze Spettacolo and many other publications.