Melinda Barsales, RYT
Melinda began practicing yoga after moving away from her home state of Texas in 2001 to live in San Francisco, CA. After over a decade of practice she was introduced to Vinyasa Krama Yoga as taught by Steven Ross and Pam Johnson and was inspired to finally pursue her 200-hour teacher training certification with the esteemed and longtime student of Sri T Krishnamacharya, Srivatsa Ramaswami. During the summer of 2013 Melinda received her certification from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA , after a 7-week immersive training with Ramaswami. Shortly thereafter she left her office job as a legal editor for the State of Texas to teach yoga and continue her studies.
Melinda’s classes emphasize the cultivation of self-awareness of both the physical and subtle bodies, pranayama, meditation, and chanting, and the Vinyasa Krama tenet of linking graceful movement with breath. She has received continuing education in Ayurveda and Yoga and Yin Yoga through Sacred Roots School of Yoga in Austin, certification in Kids Yoga from The Little Yoga House in Austin, and training in Restorative Yoga through Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA.