Melissa L.

Melissa is a huge proponent of play and empowerment. If you’re looking for a little fun and a good challenge on your mat, she’ll gladly help you out with a powerful practice (prepare to sweat and LOL).

But more importantly, Melissa helps people feel good and rediscover just how amazing their bodies really are. She’s been in the yoga industry since 2011, and is currently pursuing her ND at Bastyr University.

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What’s your favorite yoga pose at the moment?

Anything on one leg. I love balancing postures.


Describe a moment during a yoga practice that rocked your world.

Practicing for the first time after pregnancy! It felt so so wonderful to be in child’s pose after months of being physically unable to.


What’s your favorite place?

Napili Bay in Maui


What’s your favorite color?

Green. It’s vibrant and to me, signifies life, growth, and health.


Whom do you admire?

Emma Watson. This is so nerdy, but I have always been a huge fan of the Harry Potter series, and love that Emma is just as much of a badass in reality as she was in the movies as Hermione. She currently plays a major role in both the HeForShe movement and UN Women – both are efforts that strive for global gender equality.


What traits in others are you attracted to?

I love people who are genuine. A good sense of humor never hurts either!


What is the kindest thing anyone has done for you?

My husband took time off work at the end of my pregnancy to enjoy our last few days as a party of two.


Favorite book?

Fiction: Harry Potter series

Non-Fiction: Animal Vegetable Miracle


Besides yoga, loves?

Cooking, reading, family


Favorite thing about Twist Yoga?

The community!