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, SSAH FitLab, 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.
I recently launched my own workshop series, Restore & Recoop. This is a slow moving, deep stretch and recovery class to help you sooth whatever ails you. We focus on relieving tension through stretch, rotation, self massage, and micro- facial release to help prevent and recover from injury, stress, and fatigue on your body and mind.
I love leading this workshop at local gyms, offices, schools, and even yoga festivals.
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 has brought so many big changes and leaps in my MBYoga offerings.
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!)
I was invited to teach at the ELYSIA Yoga Convention in Amorgos, Greece at the beautiful Aegialis Hotel and Spa and I am so excited to say I’ll be heading back there for the 2019 convention as well!
I was also able to bring my yoga back to it’s roots when I taught at the Heartland Yoga Festival in Kansas City MO. This beautiful 3 day event is the premier festival in the Midwest and I am so grateful that I was able to be a part of it’s inaugural year. I am looking forward to many more to come!
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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