Lead Instructor & Collaborator
Melissa has been an integral part of Charlotte’s yoga community for the past 7 years instructing in studios, homes, schools, and gyms. Helping students of all ages along their journey of self-exploration and ownership of their growth and learning is ever present in Melissa’s instruction. As a former high school art teacher, she has long loved the environment of education. Studying studio art as well as French language, Melissa traveled and studied abroad in college and continues to foster a love for immersing herself in other cultures.
Prior to becoming an instructor, she helped form the all-female roller derby league, Charlotte Roller Girls. She, along with other passionate, tough ladies, skated and competed in the sport for five years. As the league’s trainer, she incorporated yoga for injury prevention and strength building and soon, there was a natural pull towards a daily yoga practice and study. She earned her 200hr E-RYT certification through Y2 Yoga in Charlotte.
Melissa is a painter, photographer and animal lover. She is newly married and has two step children, vivacious 8-year- old twins.