Jean-Marie has been teaching various styles of yoga since 2006. She attended her first yoga class in 1995 when she was a group fitness instructor, and she immediately incorporated yoga postures into her classes to promote flexibility. She subsequently received her 200-hour YTT certification in Anahata Integral yoga, and her 500-hour certification in Shakti yoga. As a perpetual student, Jean-Marie has an ongoing self-study practice, which consists of daily meditation and being present in each moment. She invites you to experience her diverse teachings in each of her YogaBalance classes.
Melissa received a 200-hour certification from YogaWorks. She began practicing yoga in Tennessee in the late 90s. Initially drawn to the athleticism of yoga, Melissa's practice was strictly a physical one until the birth of her daughter in 2010. The new physical limitations she then experienced sparked the beginning of an interest in the deeper aspects of yoga, and now she loves both the physical challenge on the mat and the peace that extends beyond it. Melissa is excited to have you join her for a fun practice that will leave you smiling and with a full heart.
Melissa began practicing yoga in 2005 at YogaBalance’s first location and instantly enjoyed the calm, positive energy and sense of spirituality the practice brought her. Melissa completed her 200-hour YogaWorks teacher training in March 2013 and Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training at Back Bay Yoga in Boston. As a teacher, she works to guide students through mindful movement, whilst encouraging them to connect with their joy for the practice. Melissa is excited for you to join her class!
Michele has been teaching yoga full-time since 2006 and has over fifteen years' experience in physical therapy, so she clearly and safely guides her students through their yoga practice. She enjoys teaching yoga to beginners and experts, alike, and she also teaches Adapted Yoga for people with disabilities, Restorative Yoga for deep relaxation and chair yoga for seniors. Michele believes helping people to breath more easily and feel better in their bodies is the greatest gift of being a yoga instructor. She invites you to join her in any of her amazing classes at YogaBalance.