Growing up in Kearney, Nebraska, Melissa was dancing by the age of four, and continued throughout her school years. She began teaching jazz, tap, and ballet as a way to pay for college. She graduated with degrees in Secondary Education and Linguistics from the University of Nebraska, Kearney. Drawn to Columbia in 2001 by the performing arts scene, she began teaching at a local dance studio. Working with adults, she became fascinated with Yoga and decided to expand her teaching repertoire.

Melissa is highly trained in several programs including Pilates, ballet, modern dance, and Yoga. She includes variety in her Yoga classes incorporating elements of hatha, vinyasa and kundalini. Her goal is to detoxify and energize the body while releasing unconscious tension. We are privileged to have Melissa as part of our team helping clients achieve better health in mind, body and spirit.