María lives and embraces her yogic life every single day with an open and positive state of mind. She embarked onto the path of Yoga practice over ten years ago now while searching for a medical alternative for her physical health issues. As a person originating from a tropical country, Colombia, she fell in love with the hot rooms and the various yoga styles, going from a Bikram yoga practice to Kundalini yoga, experiencing Yang and Yin energies and “Ha-tha” power. Throughout her journey she has arrived at the realization that each and every style of yoga ultimately leads us to a deep connection with our true self so that we live a harmonious, balanced life.
Melissa is registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and with Yoga Alliance as E-RYT 500 & Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). With her diverse trainings, she teaches many styles of yoga including Hatha (all-levels), children/teens, Hot yoga, Flow, Prenatal & Postnatal, Yin, Restorative, and Yoga for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). She also offers workshops such as Partner Yoga, Mother's Day Yoga and her very own Bliss Yoga! She specializes in prenatal and postnatal women, including postpartum recovery and pelvic floor health, as well as proper breathing and postural alignment.
Brigitte has completed a 500-hour Hatha Yoga training with a teacher who employs the Iyengar technique. This technique uses a lot of accessories to support and correct the students in their practice. Thanks to her teacher, Brigitte was able to benefit from these more specialized lessons for a greater performance.
At the beginning of each class, she shares with people some notions of yoga phylosophies to complement the Asana (posture) course.
She is also a massage therapist and orthotherapist and uses her postural knowledge to ensure that practitioners are well positioned in each posture.
She is very attentive to everyone's needs and ready to make the necessary adjustments to help them.
Yoga has helped her to find well-being and she seeks to transmit these teachings to others so that they can achieve a healthy balance of body, soul and spirit and live a happier, stress reduced, healthier life.