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“Thank you for being such an excellent mentor and teacher throughout these past 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training. This journey has changed me in innumerable ways.

Much of my progress is thanks to your

genuine kindness, love, and guidance...

from the moment I first heard you speak, I felt connected to you magnetically. You are a beautiful example of living your truth AND living yoga on and off the mat.” 

— Melissa Y.

January 29, 2020

Hi, my name is Melissa and I’ve been a Yoga Asshat. ​​

It's because my ego sure does love to feel superior.

Like an eel, my ego found a sneaky way to slip itself into modern...

January 7, 2018

Lately, I've been leading workshops on one of my all-time favorite things to talk about -- which is talking! 

Seriously, though, as a yoga teacher, your voice is one of the...

October 10, 2017

It's funny how our deepest desires -- the things we believe we've always wanted -- rarely turn out the way we imagined. These are the "I'll be happy when _(fill in the bla...

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About Melissa

Writing has always been my first love. Finding inner peace has always been my deepest wish. Through mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and writing, I fuse these practices to help others connect to their own creative spark and the peace that exists within.

I am the editor of the essay collection Going OM:

Real-Life Stories on and off the Yoga Mat (Viva Editions 2014), featuring a foreword by Cheryl Strayed, and the author of two poetry chapbooks.


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