Melanie Thomas - YOGA ONLYVerified
My passion for yoga and fitness began at a very young age while I was practicing in my mother's yoga and fitness classes. It was her work as a teacher, and they way she has helped so many of her students transform their bodies and lives, that inspired me to become a teacher as well. I am extremely passionate about finding happiness, peace, and gratitude through health and body awareness, so I seek to make my classes inspiring through cultivating those ideals. I pride myself on leading safe, creative, and empowering classes. I was certified after completing a 200-hr Yoga Instructor Training with YogaWorks in Santa Monica. I am also a Certified Zumba Instructor, as well as a Certified Reiki Therapist.
My favorite exercise
I love a good heart-opening back bend, like Dancer Pose. Such a beautiful expression of openness in the body.
My favorite quote
“The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust.”
? Lawrence M. Krauss
My training philosophy
I believe that we must approach yoga with an open heart and mind. Judgement can often come up when working with the body, and it is my goal to help my clients push past that state of mind into one of self-love and gratitude. When we are able to be present within any condition, we are free.
My training experience
I have been teaching since 2014 and my passion for the practice is ever increasing. I have been doing yoga my whole life, and being able to inspire others to practice as well is incredibly gratifying.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Stress Reduction
RYT 200 Yogaworks, Zumba Fitness Instructor, Reiki Level 1, CPR/AED/First Aid
BA in Liberal Arts
Who I Especially Like Working With
Training Areas Served
In-home, Outdoor or Virtual Training