Melissa Boyd practiced the principles and postures of yoga at a very young age, but received her first certification from the Yoga Institute 8 years ago. She was given the opportunity to train with Judith Lasater Phd. and Dr. Roger Cole 6 years ago and became a Relax and Renew trainer (Restorative Yoga) under their tutelage.
Being certified in Restorative Yoga gives Melissa a unique perspective in helping people recover from injuries as well as work with people from all fitness levels. Teaching Restorative yoga has also enabled her to work with pre-natal and post pregnancy students. In addition to Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga, Melissa also teaches Fertility Yoga, Kids Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, and Stroga (partner based yoga incorporating strength training and yoga).
In Yoga for Fertility Melissa has found great success working with women that are combating infertility by combining Yoga philosophy to combat stress, with poses that balance female hormones. She has used her expertise at East Coast Body and Mind which is located at East Coast Fertility. Currently, she gives private lessons and will be starting group classes at Long island IVF.
To enhance her ability to help people with their injuries as well as their fitness goals, Melissa became certified in Polestar Pilates Allegro PF- A4. The principles of Pilates and core stability add to her knowledge of rehabilitation of the body. In the near future Melissa will be attaining her Full Pilates studio Certification.
Melissa has been a student of Dance for 26 years, and a teacher of dance for 13 years. In this time she has studied many different types of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballroom, and Belly Dancing. She has offered classes and workshops at many different establishments throughout the course of her teaching. Currently Melissa has weekly classes in Belly-Dancing, and workshops in all dance, as well as private lessons.
Currently, Melissa is enjoying every moment of being Director and Owner of Satya Yoga and Pilates Studio. She is looking forward to a future of the studio to include nutrition, massage, yoga philosophy, and meditation. Satya will also emphasize the importance of yogic education by eventually instilling a 200-hour certification program.