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 Children’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.