My name is Melody.
I have been practicing yoga on and off (mostly on now) for about 12 years and I graduated with my 200hr RYT certification in 2015 from Boulevard Yoga in Kansas City MO.
I took my very first class in high school through my dance studio. I suckered my mom and sister into coming with me and had such a good time. (Though I have to admit, I just thought it was fun to show off how flexible I was). Then in college, yoga was required my senior year for my major (Theatre) and that’s where I really fell in love with meditation and the mind/body connection yoga offers. After I graduated, my practice fluctuated and it took me a couple of years to find a studio I connected with. I always had the best of intentions of maintaining a home practice, but honestly, I’m just better in a class room. However, when I found Boulevard, I knew I was home. I signed up for their training program the very next year.
I’ve recently moved to Houston Texas and given birth to my first child, but before those big changes I lived and worked in South East Texas and taught regular weekly classes at Exygon Health and Fitness and SSAH FitLab. I also offered a Yoga for Athletes program with the Soft Ball and Basket Ball teams at Lamar State College, Restore & Recoop which is designed for weight lifters to work towards recovery and injury prevention and is offered at multiple Cross Fit Gyms in South-East Texas, and private lessons and special events in partnership with other businesses and locations throughout Southeast Texas. Some of my very favorite recurring community events are Brew Yoga at the Neches Brewing Company and Beach Yoga at Sea Rim State Park. Fingers crossed we will be able to dive back into these this summer!
On top of all that, I am the founder of Twisted Tykes Family Yoga- a yoga and creative movement program that has weekly family and kid’s classes at the Groves Activity Building as well as community events throughout the area.
The past couple of years have brought so many big changes and so much growth in my MBYoga offerings.
I’ve now offered 3 online and in person yoga challenges; 30 to 30 , Yoga is for Lovers , and MamaFlow2020
I spent 2 years teaching at the ELYSIA Yoga Convention in Amorgos, Greece at the beautiful Aegialis Hotel and Spa and at the the Heartland Yoga Festival in Kansas City MO.
In 2019 I focused on creating partnered workshops and events with local businesses and yoga studios including a New Year Vision Board Workshop, Vino & Vinyasa – Yoga and Wine Tasting, Grow and Flow Yoga and Succulent Planting, and there are many more to come throughout the year! I also completed my RCYT training through Yogees Yoga 4 Kids then I rounded out the year by launching my YouTube Channel – Melody Butler Yoga : Yoga to Go!
When I’m not teaching yoga, I work as a substitute teacher for PNGISD and typically spend my summers working in Children’s Theatre. I also watch lots of Netflix on my bed snuggled up with my kitten and desperately love margaritas, theatre, the beach, my garden, and spending all of my time either in airplanes or by the ocean – preferably with a good book.
In my classes, I offer a mindful Vinyasa and Hatha practices that focus on meditation and movement. I love being able to use yoga to create community and connection where ever I am.
I honestly love everything about my work and hope I get to see you in one or (or all) of my classes soon!
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