Yoga Collaborator, Melissa Beasley is a Sonoma-based yoga teacher who was first introduced to yoga in 2002, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she was drawn to a deeper personal practice. Yoga has helped transform her life, on and off the mat, and inspired her to follow her passions and share the gift of yoga with others. In 2015, she completed a 200-hour training program in the Himalayan tradition of Raja Yoga through Yoga Community. Her deep curiosity for spirituality led her to Rishikesh, India in 2016 and 2018, where she completed a 300-hour training program with master teacher Anand Mehrotra of Sattva Yoga Academy.
Her teaching style emphasizes listening to one's body and inner wisdom. Melissa believes yoga should be accessible to all age groups, backgrounds, and fitness levels. In her gentle flow classes, she guides students through breathing techniques, contemplative practices, and coordinated body movement. Her goal is to encourage students to find a sense of happiness, balance, and well-being in body and mind.