Yoga Teacher Training
2017: 200 hour - Apr 14,15,16
2017: 200 hour - May 19,20,21
2017: 200 hour - June 16,17,18
2017: 200 hour - July 14,15,16
2017: 200 hour - Aug 18,19,20
Part One - June 24 - July 1
Part Two - August 19 - 26
Each of the following topics will be covered in our Long Island yoga teacher training & certification sessions: Transitioning to a full-time or part-time yoga teacher personally, professionally, and financially. Writing a course syllabus. Structured yoga class levels: beginner through advanced vs. open level yoga classes [...]
Restore Energy with Baddha Konasana: Sometimes when you’re tired, the best medicine is a restorative, rather than an active, yoga practice. Almost nothing feels as good as relaxing into the floor after a stressful day. If you’re in need of a little renewal, take a break with this restorative version of Baddha Konasana [...]
Restorative Yoga: an Iyengar based form of yoga that uses props to support, assist with alignment, and foster deep relaxation. Melt away stress and tension with a deep sense of peace and relaxation. Bring a friend (or a few) and join us to unwind and restore [...]
Melissa practiced the principles and postures of yoga at a very young age, but received her first certification from The Yoga Institute 11 years ago. She was given the opportunity to train with Judith Lasater Phd. and Dr. Roger Cole 8 years ago and became a Relax and Renew trainer (Restorative Yoga) under their tutelage. She believed so strongly in the Yoga Institute she has completed her 500 E-RYT in order to become a branch of the Yoga Institute called The Yoga Institute East Coast. She has already offered 200 hour teacher trainings and looks forward to doing 5 a year.
Being certified in Restorative Yoga gives Melissa a unique perspective in helping people recover from injuries as well as work with people from all fitness levels. Teaching Restorative yoga has also enabled her to work with pre-natal and post pregnancy students. In addition to Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga, Melissa also teaches Fertility Yoga, Kids Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, and Stroga (partner based yoga incorporating strength training and yoga).
In Yoga for Fertility Melissa has found great success working with women that are combating infertility by combining Yoga philosophy to combat stress, and with poses that balance female hormones. She has used her expertise at East Coast Body and Mind which is located at East Coast Fertility. Currently, she gives private lessons and will is the referring Yoga Instructor for Long Island IVF.
To enhance her ability to help people with their injuries as well as their fitness goals, Melissa became certified in Polestar Pilates Allegro PF- A4, 6 years ago. The principles of Pilates and core stability add to her knowledge of rehabilitation of the body. She has also completed the Polestar Studio certification in all of the equipment.
Melissa has been a student of Dance for 26 years, and a teacher of dance for 13 years. In this time she has studied many different types of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballroom, and Belly Dancing. She has offered classes and workshops at many different establishments throughout the course of her teaching. Currently Melissa has weekly classes in Belly Dancing, and workshops in all dance, as well as private lessons.
Currently, Melissa is enjoying every moment of being Director and Owner of Satya Yoga and Pilates Studio. The Studio also includes nutrition seminars, massage therapy on-site, and various other workshops.