Your work is to discover your work, and then give your whole heart to do it.
Melissa has devoted her life to realizing the Supreme Self while living in the everyday world. After years of study, she was accepted and initiated by Sri Dharma Mittra as Brahmani Om (the benevolent aspect of the Divine Mother). Melissa has made it her duty to honor Dharma and share his teaching in the purest way. She has reverently stayed true to the Classical Yoga from the lineage of Dharma and has imparted its essence throughout the globe by means of divinely realized techniques.
Melissa is known for her devotional teaching style, compassion, and humility. The Yamas and Niyamas are taught as the core component of this ancient science. She encourages students to connect with their spiritual hearts through the Divine spark already inside of them, finding their inner Truth, and Self through the first Yama, Ahimsa (non-harming) to all living beings. Her classes embody the eight limbs of Yoga, from the physical to the esoteric.
When she is not teaching in San Francisco, Melissa is extremely grateful to be assisting and mentoring for Sri Dharma's 200, 500, and 800hr Life of a Yogi teacher trainings in NYC. She leads Dharma workshops worldwide and owns a Dharma Yoga retreat center in Vermont, which offers immersions and workshops helping students realize their higher Selves.