Melissa first started practicing yoga in 2007 while in undergrad at the University of Florida, and fell in love with the way that yoga allowed her to silence her mind and reconnect with herself. After graduate school at the University of South Florida, Melissa moved to Chapel Hill, NC with her husband and started consistently practicing hot yoga. She quickly discovered how necessary her practice was in preserving her mental, emotional, and physical health. She wanted to help others experience the serenity she had found, and completed Carolina Yoga Company’s 200-hour YTT, along with their Whole Mama Yoga 85-hour Prenatal YTT. Melissa and her family have moved back to sunny Tampa, where Melissa continues to teach Prenatal and Baby + Me Yoga.