Y o g a
The light in me honors
the light in you.
Melanie began her own yoga practice in 2002 while living in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2004, she spent time in Minneapolis, Minnesota to complete her Massage Therapy Certification at the Aveda Institute, landing back in the Kansas City area in 2005. She has continued to learn, grow, and evolve and she thrives in her own practice. She creates her own sacred space on her mat to calm her mind, awakening her muscle memory with breath and movement, in a powerful flowing class. She looks to be pushed to her edge, whether physical, mental, or emotional to allow herself to grow with every experience. Melanie completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2015 through LifePower Yoga at Lifetime Fitness.
As a Certified Yoga Instructor, Melanie enjoys teaching basic asana and background of the yogic lifestyle to build a strong foundation for new students and to refresh more seasoned yogis. She builds strength and confidence in all levels of yogis through connection of the body, mind and spirit. Using her anatomy and physiology knowledge received from both her Massage and her Yoga education, she breaks down each posture for a better understanding and inner connection with every movement – to ensure each individual knows and feels the benefits. She believes the breath is one of the best indicators of internal unrest and can be the first step toward mindfulness and stress management practices beyond the yoga mat. She takes the elements from her Barre Above Certification in 2018, of core strength, posture, and alignment, incorporating them into every type of class she teaches now. Along with the various mat Yoga classes, she is able to lead Chair Yoga, Aqua Yoga, Barre, Mat Pilates, Glide Fit, Juvo Board, and her own strength/stretch class format.
While in Massage Therapy training, and again in Yoga Teacher Certification, she became increasingly more aware of the all-encompassing approach to life with the study of Ayurveda (Yoga’s sister science literally meaning “science of life”) – India’s 5,000 year old method of mind-body medicine. Melanie is working toward her Certification as a Practitioner of Ayurveda with an emphasis on diet and nutrition to complete her triangle approach to all-around wellness. She has seen in her own life how the knowledge of her own self, and individual constitution have prompted successful, life-altering change with food choices alone. Educating others on ways they can incorporate the numerous benefits of yoga, massage, and general health and wellness into a daily practice has truly become her passion. Working from the inside-out with Ayurveda and whole-food nutrition, Massage, practical uses of essential oils, Yoga and fitness, she hopes to inspire people to reach their full potential and feel healthy, strong, and beautifully balanced.
Yoga Flow - Mixed Level
Suitable for all levels of yogis – includes modifications and progressions – slowly build heat internally and work to connect breath and movement – hold stretches and postures to build into flowing sequences – great for strength, flexibility , stress management, among the many other benefits of a regular consistent physical yoga practice. The postures, or “asanas” are only 1/8th of a yogic lifestyle!
Deep Stretch - Restorative
Hold select postures and stretches for longer periods in order to find release and transformation from the muscles into the connective tissues – great for all, and especially those who need extra lactic acid pushed out of muscles from training, event recovery, and regular heavy workout routines. Great to add in along-side your regular yoga classes.
Monday: 8:30 am & 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am
Friday: 12:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm: Alternating Teen/Adult
Saturday: Watch for Yoga Workshop Announcements
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