My name is Melody.
I have been practicing yoga on and off 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 currently live in South East Texas and I teach at Exygon Health and Fitness, the YMCA, Ternion Athletics, and Oranday Brother’s Jujitsu. I also offer a Yoga for Athletes program with the Soft Ball and Basket Ball teams at Lamar State College and offer 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.
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.
This year I offered my very first yoga challenge; 30 to 30! This was an 8 limbs yoga challenge that inspired us all to take our practice off the mat and celebrate every day like it’s your birthday!
Through that project, I was able to create MB Yoga To Go; a Social Media Subscription Series to help you take your practice where ever you roam. This interactive wellness and yoga series offers weekly videos and supplemental content to aide your home practice. It is the perfect mix of yoga videos and private lessons. You can practice on your own time but have the piece of mind of knowing an instructor is there to help you along the way. PLUS you’ll also receive all the love, energy, and support of learning and growing along side a beautiful community. (Want to know more? Message me here!)
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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