Melanie Comegys is currently registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT, she has completed her yoga teacher training at an active RYS.
Melanie Comegys dedicates herself to presenting yoga in a way that is easily understood by students. By this, she creates an inclusive atmosphere for learning and growing. As a natural born leader and teacher, she leads with a focus on learning all aspects of yoga. She believes that yoga encompasses practicing all aspects of the Eight Fold Path throughout the day, every day. To her, yoga is a lifelong practice.
Through her fun and simple approaches and a hyper focus on alignment students are able to easily grasp the most difficult of yogic concepts, theories and asana practice. She keeps her classes light hearted and enjoyable to help ease tense yogis. She is at her best when inducting new practitioners into the asana practice. She has a realistic approach to ethereal concepts. She presents spiritual information in a way that is relatable and easily understood by most anyone. She is ready to jump into any yogic topic to help provide information to anyone seeking it from her.
She presents classes that are sometimes funny and irreverent, a reminder to everyone that yoga is just practice. Melanie will keep things light and never takes herself too seriously. For her the lesson is always to keep things fun and simple. She is passionate in presenting yoga to newcomers in hopes that they will fall in love with some aspect of yoga. Melanie was born and raised in Houston, TX and she is proud of her Texas roots. Her other passions include animal rescue, crafts, meditation and music. She is a certified Reiki II Practitioner, and practices Reiki every day. She is intensely dedicated to her animals, family and home life.
Melanie’s first yoga class was in September 1999. She signed up for a six week course attending 3 classes a week. It was an introduction to yoga. The style was Alignment based yoga. The very first class there was singing, incense, a gong and some very interesting looking people. The movement was very much like a dance to her and reminded her of dance classes she took throughout high school. The stretching of the body felt good. She was inspired and began to turn towards the practice over and over again. The mind, body and spirit connection that happened during practice was enchanting and called to her daily.
Melanie specializes in teaching Beginner’s. She approaches most of her classes with a beginner’s mind. She is hyper focused on alignment. She continually approaches the form based physicality of the postures in yoga. All of her classes are based on alignment as in the style of Anusara or Iyengar yoga. Seven of her primary teachers were students of Anusara and Iyengar yoga. She uses technical detailed verbiage to explain the physical postures. Melanie includes everyone in understanding the poses and how to move deeper into the poses. She helps all students create a foundation that they can build upon.
Melanie loves to attend classes and workshops of all sorts. She sees herself as a forever student and incorporates much of her learnings into her classes. She believes that as we learn more, the more we realize there is so much more learning. Through this growing process she hopes to help her students grow as she brings them the most updated teachings of yoga. She gives her students what she believes is the best yoga knowledge out there to help them become better.
Melanie is an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and has taught over 3000 classes. She become serious about her Yoga Training in April of 2011 ongoing studies in yoga training include, but not limited to: Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Sanskrit, Anatomy, Chakras, Ayurveda, Bhakti/Kirtan, Yoga/Hindu History, Hindu Religion, Prenatal Yoga, Partner Yoga and Anusara Principles of Alignment,