Melissa Leger is a YAECP continuing education instructor and an e-RYT. She has completed training programs through Mindful Yoga Academy, Yandara, Yoga Institute, Mindful Academy International, Connection Coalition, Sunlight Chair Yoga, Kidding Around Yoga, and Blooma. She actively takes trainings to ensure she is constantly improving her own practice.
Her main focus is teaching mindful yoga to provides students tools to deal with stress in their lives. She frequently brings in other techniques such as MBSR to help students find freedom in their practice. To help facilitate this, her classes are adapted to individuals of different ages, body types, and physical conditions. All of her trainings incorporate modifications so instructors feel confident teaching to a room full of different abilities.
She currently teaches teacher trainings in Florida and Chicago, leads international retreats, and volunteers in prisons. You can find her online at The Smart Yoga Teacher and the upcoming Mindful Yoga Online.