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Melissa Berry

Life Coach & Yoga Instructor

I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years and I am a certified yoga instructor with a background in Hatha Yoga (also referred to as slow flow). I also specialize in Yin Yoga, pelvic floor health and meditation.

I was first introduced to Yoga when I wanted to lose weight after having my daughter, I always wanted to be a runner and thought that it would be a great way to accomplish that. My lack of flexibility and mobility made it very hard not to get injured right away.

From hours of running and exercising, my muscles became very sore, tight and I needed a way to release all of that. Since Yin Yoga is a low impact activity and it can help reduce the added tension in your tendons and joints, it is perfect after any run and long day carrying a baby.

Years of sitting at a desk and pregnancy made my hips very tight and I needed something to improve that pain in my lower back, which I accomplished by using Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga.

Adding more and more mindfulness to my practice, it was clear that after a long day at work yoga became necessary. Yin Yoga was the perfect complement to my daily life, to reduce body aches, lowering the risk of injuries and not to mention reducing stress.

After a short time, I noticed I was more present, and my days became more mindful. It was easier for me to create the space I needed, which I want to bring to all my students. Yoga can be about creating certain shapes with your body, but it is mainly about creating the space you need in your life.

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin yoga works on deep connective tissue, fascia, ligaments and tendons compared to other forms of yoga and exercise that will work on muscles. It can help improve your range of motion. This low-intensity class is perfect for everyone. Each pose is held between 3-10 mins, which is the perfect place to meditate and surround yourself with a sense of peace and add mindfulness to your life, which will show up in your daily life.

Melissa Berry
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