Melissa Talleda began her yoga practice as a young teenager on the east coast. While studying dance, she found yoga as a way to find more strength and flexibility to complement her practice, but yoga soon became her main focus. Yoga provided an outlet in which she felt fully in control of her own body, and began to feel a connection between body, mind, and spirit. After exploring various styles and studios, Melissa found a place where she felt at home in Baltimore. It was there when she learned the value of connecting with not only her personal practice, but with an entire community of yogis.
In 2012 Melissa moved to Chicago to obtain her Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis. Melissa incorporates her dance and movement analysis backgrounds to create a class that focuses on alignment while working to manifest a greater connection with our bodies and mind.
In December of 2015, Melissa completed her 200 hour teacher training though Zen Yoga Garage and is a certified RYT-200 through Yoga Alliance.