Saturday Morning Yoga
New fall schedule!
October 1 - Melissa
October 15 - Kim
November 5 - Kim
November 19 - Melissa
December 3 - Melissa
December 17 - Kim
All levels welcome!
This series is FREE for members of the CCC and only $10.00 for non-members.
Students should bring their own yoga mat, or a large blanket to sit on. Members please call the CCC at 262-375-3676.
Melissa’s approach to life and yoga include lightheartedness, curiosity and compassion. She was born and raised in Cedarburg and after a decade of living in the beautiful state of Colorado she has returned to her Midwestern roots. As a childhood cancer survivor, Melissa experienced anxiety and a distrust of her body as an adolescent. She has used yoga as a means to rediscover her innate sense of balance, intuition, and light.
Melissa is a licensed clinical social work and currently works in the medical field helping people prepare for end of life. She is a humble intuitive and encourages her students to find their unique self through yoga. Melissa completed her teacher training at YogaOneStudio with Meg Galarza in 2015. She has a creative teaching style and infuses traditional philosophy with a practical contemporary approach. Some of Melissa’s favorite things include trying new things, traveling with her husband, dancing, singing karaoke, swimming in lakes, and really, anything mischievous.
I have worked in healthcare both as a dental hygienist and as a registered nurse for a combined total of 20 years. Although both of these careers have offered me the opportunity to learn and grow both professionally and personally, I have always yearned to do something more for others. In my experience through working with people, it is evident that we live in a fast-paced, highly stressful time, which has an impact on our day to day health and happiness. I had experienced these feelings of stress in my life as well, which is what lead me to take my first yoga class approximately 7 years ago. I initially went to a class because I felt it would help me with my physical aches and pains, which it did. However, as I continued to practice yoga, I discovered that it also allowed me a space and time to breathe and to calm my mind. As the years have passed, I have been able to reap the benefits of my yoga practice, not only on my mat, but also in my life. This transformation in myself is why I decided to become yoga instructor. I have recently completed my 200 hour teacher training certification at YogaOne Studio in Cedarburg. My new, independent business is “Happy Hart Yoga LLC “ and my ultimate goal as a yoga instructor is to bring wellness, joy, and a sense of calm into every life I am able to touch. I do not have my own studio because I plan to bring the practice of yoga to people by offering classes in community settings, small classes/private sessions in my home studio, and by collaborating with other healthcare professionals and practicing with them, their staff, and or their clients in their office settings. In this way, I will be able to share yoga with many people in a setting they feel comfortable in, and it will also allow me to customize the practice based on each group/individual’s needs. I look so forward to the opportunity to share the practice and philosophy of yoga with many people, and am so grateful for the joy, peace and happiness it has already offered my body, mind and spirit.