Melissa's goal as a yoga and fitness teacher is to bring a big smile to the practice and challenge students to reach their maximum potential within a solid framework of technique comprehension and safety.
Melissa (The Major) found a deep passion for moving her body about a decade ago and has been in motion ever since. She is an avid aerialist (silks and sometimes rope), runner, cyclist, swimmer and has been a practitioner of capoeira, TRX, pilates, bootcamp, kettle bells, and most prominently, yoga. Finally, she decided she needed to bring her passion to the masses. She received her advanced 500-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Certificate at the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yogashala in Rishikesh, India. She has taught a wide variety of yoga and fitness classes at Fireflow Yoga, 99 Sudbury, Studio Blue, The Yoga Lounge, Aiyoku, CSI, Collective Studio, Republic, Twist Gallery, and has developed a yoga program where she has taught yoga to teachers and students in the Toronto District School Board. Her other passion and parallel career path is as a theatre and dance creator, running the indie company The Cheshire Unicorn Theatre Co.