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Melissa Bandock

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RYT-200, Certified in Yoga for Parkinson's and Trauma Sensitive Yoga


When a friend asked Melissa to go on a yoga retreat to Costa Rica in 2011, she had never practiced before, but was intrigued with the journey and decided to go. What a life changer!!! Practicing in the rain forest next to toucans, hummingbirds, and hearing hollering monkeys was a life-changing experience. In 2013, Melissa expanded on that journey and became a RYT-200 yoga instructor through the Yogawood teacher training program under the guidance of Beth Filla, E-RYT. In 2018, Melissa earned her Level 1 certification in Trauma Sensitive Yoga. Wanting to give back to the Parkinson's community after losing her mother to the disease, Melissa earned her Yoga for Parkinson's certification in 2020.


Melissa loves to be outside, whether she's running, biking, swimming, walking, or gardening. Keeping the mind and body healthy and active is something Melissa feels is important for her students. Expect an energetic, fun, flowing yoga class while focusing on breathwork.

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