Melissa Carvalho, MA, RYT is a certified Vinyasa yoga instructor, and Buddhism and psychology enthusiast both on and off the mat. Throughout her life, first as a professional dancer, then as an aerobics and group fitness instructor, Melissa has always taken an active role with her passion and prided herself on sharing it with others.
Having been drained by the overworked corporate culture in a former life, she is now dedicated to introducing yoga as a sanctuary for individuals who suffer from various life stressors. She has a Master’s degree in counseling, and currently works at a local nonprofit as a career advisor for the unemployed. Melissa has been a humble student of yoga since 2001, and has been instructing yoga since 2010. Her ultimate goal is to make yoga fitness fun and to ignite a passion for movement that extends well beyond the first class.