Melissa is on a mission to make the practice of yoga accessible to anyone. She creates a safe, grounded space in which to grow a strong breath and intention.  Her flow sequences offer variations and freedom to explore in a practice that is welcome to brand new practitioners, seasoned yogis, and everyone in between.  She is influenced by authenticity and creativity, combined values that drive her Balance & Brews events.

Melissa obtained a 300 hour yoga certification through Awaken Yoga School in 2012 and is currently studying a 500 hour program through Yoga Medicine and a 300 hour Advanced Yoga Psychology training. Her intention in teaching is to empower all to claim their freedom, peace, and strength through practice.   

Melissa finds her own inspiration in taking her yoga into unique elements, allowing her passions to meet. A longtime craft beer enthusiast, Melissa spent her first years of teaching incorporating yoga & beer workshops into her studio schedule before founding Balance & Brews in 2014. 

A bunch of questions with | MELISSA

What is your day job? 

my daytime, evening, and weekend job is running the business of Balance & Brews! I also make handmade body and home products as the founder of terra verde handmade. 

What lights you up?

freedom, travel, glitter, champagne, volcanoes, all things Latin, rooftops, summer 

A favorite tv show?

30 rock

A favorite local spot?

Courtside seats at a Cavs game, Porco Lounge, and of course all of our breweries

What do you love about Balance & Brews?

That it has inspired way more in me and most everyone it's touched than I ever dreamed it could. 

What's a dream vacation spot?


Hey, you got a nickname?

MKM, Melly

A favorite quote? 

"You do it because the doing of it is the thing." - Amy Poehler