Melissa is a Certified Yoga teacher with a heart and passion for unearthing the limitless potential in all people. She is a long-time resident of the West Side of Chicago, adn advocate for her community and a mother of three. She desires deeply that the beauty, potential and great value of every human being be recognized with both words and actions. She sees yoga as a tool for healing oneself and each other.
Melissa has served as a member of the Community Advisory Committee for the Sinai Urban Health Institute for 6 years and co-chair for UIC’s Greater Lawndale Healthy Work Project, a member of the Better Baby Zone Committee in East Garfield Park and a member of the planning committee for West Side United. Melissa believes authentic relationships are at the root of real transformation.