Hola everyone, my name is Melissa! I began practicing yoga as a New Year's Resolution in 2015 and was captivated immediately. Something about dripping sweat and feeling on cloud nine after a class compelled me to learn more about "this yoga thing." I signed up for teacher training at Yoga Den just 8 months after my first yoga class and graduated as a 200 RYT in April 2016. I began teaching at my alma mater, the University of North Florida in August that same year. Teaching students and professors is a jolly good time, however my true passion is teaching underserved youth populations. Psalm 83 tells us to stand up for the weak, for children, and to protect those who are poor and treated badly. Yoga 4 Change gives children and others who have endured trauma the tools to unlock who they really are and what they are capable of, even when the world tells them otherwise. After 21 incredible years on this earth I have learned that the only thing constant in life is change, and I can't think of a better kind of change to be a part of besides Yoga 4 Change!