Melissa first stepped onto her mat in college and immediately knew it was something special. Not only did yoga help to alleviate the stress of a full course load and student teaching, but it helped to create a sense of community among the students on campus.  Currently a special education teacher in Hillsborough, Melissa not only continues to practice regularly, but has also become certified in Childrenโ€™s Yoga and enjoys incorporating yoga into her classroom whenever she can. Yoga has become an essential part of her physical and mental well-being while also being a perfect compliment to her marathon and triathlon training. Melissa completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2015 in Costa Rica with YogaStream.