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Melissa Christensen (yoginimelissac)



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Melissa Christensen (yoginimelissac) Teaches

  • Flow Yoga
  • Spiritually-Oriented Yoga
  • Hot/Heated Yoga
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Specialty Yoga

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About Melissa Christensen (yoginimelissac)

Yoga quickly became a way of life for Melissa when she noticed that the most significant impact of her practice was happening off the mat.  With a strong desire to find a deeper meaning and more balanced way of life, she delved into the authentic teachings and philosophy...

Yoga quickly became a way of life for Melissa when she noticed that the most significant impact of her practice was happening off the mat.  With a strong desire to find a deeper meaning and more balanced way of life, she delved into the authentic teachings and philosophy behind the science and practice of yoga.  Now an E-RYT-500, YACEP Yoga Alliance certified teacher and teacher trainer, having graduated from Yoga Pura’s 500-hour Advanced Studies & Teacher Training program in Phoenix, AZ in 2008, she is devoted to sharing her passion for yoga and the gift this transformational practice offers to all of her students. Her teaching style is balanced between the philosophical and physical offerings of yoga. Whether it’s through flowing vinyasa movement or a slow quiet practice like yin, she takes students on a journey. Using the tools of yoga, married with skillfully selected music and postures, she offers insights and experiments that encourage students to notice unhelpful habits in an effort to find greater joy and peace on and off the mat. Her intention is to challenge both your body and mind - question your perception of reality - leaving you with a profound opportunity for transformation. 

Melissa has been teaching full time since 2008 and her dedication to the practice and her students is easily felt and understood. Melissa is forever thankful to her teachers Bernie Clark, Paul Grilley, Joe Barnett, Sarah Powers, Nicolai Bachman and Eric Walrabenstein; and her friends for guiding and encouraging her as she continues to deepen her own practice and teachings. She is forever grateful to her yogi husband of over 25 years for supporting and sharing in her yoga journey. 

Melissa has found a special passion for yin yoga and has been leading Yin Yoga Teacher Training modules (weekend intensives) nationwide and internationally since 2014. Contact her for more information on hosting a training at your local studio. 

Sharing her passion for teaching, she also led Spectra School of Yoga's 200 and 300H Teacher Training Program in Costa Mesa, CA from 2015-2020 until they closed in 2020. 

Melissa Christensen is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Certified Education Provider (YACEP) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS).

First Registered January 2010
8686 Teaching Hours
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider

Teaching Experience

Current

Symmetry Studio Pilates

May 2021 - Current
923 South River Road
St. George, UT, USA
Current

Private Yoga Sessions / in person or via Zoom

June 2012 - Current
Previous

RA University (RA Yoga's TT facility)

June 2014 - June 2021
18242 West McDurmott
Irvine, CA, USA
Previous

Ra Yoga Studio

April 2012 - November 2020
3077 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Previous

Equinox Huntington Beach

May 2017 - November 2020
Previous

Spectra Yoga / Spectra School of Yoga

July 2015 - May 2020
Spectra Yoga, Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Previous

Be The Change Yoga & Wellness

December 2013 - December 2014
Irvine, CA, USA
Previous

Soul At Home

April 2013 - September 2014
Tustin, CA, USA
Previous

Yoga Pura

June 2009 - March 2012
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Previous

Humble Monkey Yoga

February 2011 - March 2012
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Previous

Mountainside Fitness (several AZ locations)

June 2009 - February 2011
Peoria, AZ, USA
First Registered January 2010
8686 Teaching Hours
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider YACEP® Profile 

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