The Yoga and Bodywork Collective located in Waynesville, North Carolina

Melissa Rodriguez


Melissa completed her Yoga Teacher Training at MBody Yoga in Jacksonville, Fl in the style of Baptiste Heated Power Yoga in 2012, and is now E RYT 200 certified. 

She has been practicing yoga for 15 years, loves teaching Slow Flow classes, with a focus on alignment, and prefers to incorporate meditation, breathwork and self massage.

Melissa is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist with a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of North Florida. She has a background in teaching group fitness, including TRX Suspension Training,  Aqua Fitness, Athletic Conditioning, Indoor Cycling, Kids Skills and Drills, and Senior Fitness classes.

Melissa was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2013 and has been on a deep journey learning the importance of sometimes being gentle, sometimes pushing out of comfort zones, accepting the moment and self as is, and curiously listening to what the body needs.

She spends much of her time outside with her son, organic gardening, learning about and attending ceremonies that stem from indigenous roots.

Come take Melissa’s class and leave feeling more peaceful and connected in your spirit, mind and body.

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