Hi, I'm Melissa!
Yoga is an invitation. To release the weight of judgements and expectations -- with a spirit of openness, awareness and self compassion. These are the principles that guide my life and work on and off my yoga mat.
With almost twenty years of experience teaching yoga and group fitness, I have led a wide range of classes and formats - from cardio kickboxing and spin - to restorative yoga and meditation.
And as a birthworker since 2011, I've worked with people in and around the transitions of growing their families as a maternal health activist, a community builder, a prenatal yoga and mindfulness teacher, a birth doula, and a childbirth educator.
I count marriage and motherhood among my greatest joys and wisest teachers. I am the mother of three amazing grown-up humans, the grateful bonus mom to some beautiful souls who have enriched my life and kindly allowed me to care for and mother them along the way, and a dog mama to a very pampered, adorable furbaby. My husband and I have been together for almost three decades, and make our home in Minneapolis.
Connecting with people along their journeys through health, birth, and life is a gift. I hold those opportunities as sacred, with deep gratitude, and look forward to connecting with you sometime soon.