Yoga With Melissa
I'm a Santa Fe-based yoga instructor and Reiki practitioner who has been leading yoga and meditation classes for over a decade.
My practice is informed and inspired by my studies and work in adaptive motor therapy + movement, breathwork, psychology, Ashtanga, dance, meditation + mindfulness, Kundalini, nature, Ayurveda, trauma, Reiki, music, forgiveness, and self-support.
In my class, you will be given the tools to recognize and explore what is lost in plain sight. Through movement, breathwork, and applicable musings you will uncover a more holistic and intuitive version of yourself. We must also remember that a great portion of this practice is unlearning; analyzing our inner constructs, privileges, false refuges, and belief systems.
On this journey of self-study, I implore you to make anti-racism and civil justice an integral part of this practice. We are here to raise our consciousness--first within ourselves and then for the greater good. I encourage you to show up just as you are and to uncover your power, strength, balance, and freedom. I also encourage you to enjoy the energy of your peers and to move in solidarity surrounded by a supportive and like-minded community.
I teach a mix of styles in a modern, playful, and encouraging way with some fun tunes as the structural background to a deliberate flow. I am glad to help you modify a class to your personal needs. Yoga is for everyone.
"We're all just walking each other home"-Ram Dass