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Melissa Light

RYT 200
Melissa's journey with yoga began in 2009 after receiving a new health diagnosis. She was searching for ways to cope with and manage stress, as well as regain her strength. She quickly learned that yoga was more than just a physical practice, as she began to notice changes on a much deeper level. Melissa decided to deepen her personal practice and received her yoga certification in July 2013 through Radiance Yoga Studio located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Melissa likes to explore fun sequencing and moving the body in different ways, using the physical practice of yoga as a movement in meditation. Classes vary week to week, depending on the focus or theme for the week, as well as, catering to what the students might need. Melissa invites her students to marinate within the breath and the pose - to really embody what is happening internally. She always encourages students to meet themselves where they’re at in the moment and to let go of any expectations. She enjoys using yoga props in class and offers modifications and/or stages to poses, so that students can explore what feels best in their bodies.

Melissa continues to attend workshops to deepen her practice, as she believes we are forever students of the practice. She has attended workshops/trainings with Shiva Rea, Matt Giordano, Justin Wolfer and Dice Iida Klein. She also has participated in a seminar with the Veterans Yoga Project and is trauma informed to offer mindful resilience yoga classes to those that suffer from PTSD and related challenges.

Melissa’s hope in sharing yoga with others is for them to discover their own inner light and to find the peace that’s deep within each and everyone of us, which in turn can be shared with the world.

Melissa Light instructs the following:
  • Gentle Yoga
  • The purpose and intention of this class is to release, unwind, let be, relax, and slow down. Think of it as 90 minutes of nourishment. This class helps release tension that is held within the body due to habitual patterns of movement. Each class focuses on the whole body. However, some weeks we may experiment with a stronger focus in an area of the body that we often overuse and/or neglect. Breath work, meditation and guided relaxations will also be weaved into the practice.
    This class is open to all levels and abilities.

  • Slow Flow Vinyasa
  • In this class you will flow from one physical posture to the next using the breath as your guide and anchor (Vinyasa). This connection between movement and breath allows your practice to become a moving meditation. At times, stillness is found in order to fully settle into a physical posture. Some yoga experience is recommended. However, beginners are welcome. Modifications (the use of props and stages to poses) are incorporated in order for students to work at all levels of ability. A warm, safe, and fun environment is held throughout class. You will leave feeling relaxed, balanced, and renewed!

  • Yoga Nidra
  • Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra

    Join Melissa Light, Registered Yoga Teacher and Integrative Health Coach, for an evening of deep transformative rest through Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra © . Experience deeper levels of inner peace and health than you ever imagined possible.


    Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra© is a guided meditation that systematically guides and relaxes you at every level of being including your physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual layers (called five koshas).


    Through the use of breath awareness, body scanning, healing music and nature imagery, Divine Sleep invites you to become aware of each layer of being without needing to change or fix anything. This is true meditation where there is nothing to do but to ‘notice’ — supporting you in feeling empowered and whole just as you are. This contemporary practice is based on ancient yogic wisdom and meditation to make a powerful tool for modern day life.


    Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra © is a switch that turns off "flight or fight" and turns on the "relaxation response"- the body's natural healing state. This allows your body and mind the necessary time it needs to integrate, heal, slow the aging process and prevent illness. Your body knows exactly what to do to attain and maintain perfect health and equilibrium, but it is necessary to go into this state of deep relaxation for healing to happen. Divine sleep brings you easily, compassionately, inexpensively and swiftly into the healing state.


    There is nothing required of you but to lie down and listen (if needed Divine Sleep can also be practiced seated). Be supported, held and nourished as you discover profound peace and vibrant health. As your journey unfolds, you will become radiant, joyful, and light.


    If there are any specific questions regarding this workshop, please do not hesitate to contact Melissa at mlightwellness@gmail.com


    When: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Cost: $15


    Open and accessible to all abilities, ages 18 and up. Space is limited to 20, please register as soon as possible, places go quickly!