Melissa was born and raised in Bedford Hills, New York and began practicing yoga in 2006. She became immersed in her practice while living in Boulder, Colorado. Yoga ignited her health and liveliness and radiated positivity throughout her life. She moved to Hawaii and had the privilege of studying with Lisa Rapp of My Yoga Spirit for her 200 RYT. Melissa teaches with the intention of empowering her students to use the breath to build strength and flexibility both in the body and mind.