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Melissa Ghattas

Melissa is an experienced E-RYT 500 Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor. After completing her training at Brahmani Centre in Goa (India) in 2009, she has been teaching vinyasa flow and ashtanga yoga both in India and the UAE.

As a teacher, Melissa’s philosophy is to share the gift of yoga from a place of authenticity and integrity. Aspiring to guide students to practice with awareness, freedom, respect and joy, she leads vinyasa flow classes that are very dynamic, fluid, energizing and self-motivating. Filled with technique, alignment, and a systematic approach to building strength and balance, her classes offer an array of intelligent sequences covering a wide variety of themes.

Through her passion and knowledge, Melissa enables students from different levels to follow her dynamic style of practice, while teaching and honoring their own level of abilities. Her mission is to provide a guided and safe environment for all yogis / yoginis to reach out to a deeper level of physical, mental, spiritual mindfulness, while discovering the inner truth in movement. A sense of lightness and grace is genuinely felt and incorporated in Melissa’s teaching.

Melissa’s vision towards yoga is one that increases self-awareness, creates a deeper relationship between the mind, body and spirit, and cultivates peace in everyone’s life.  Melissa continues deepening her practice and expanding the scope of her training both as a teacher and as a student. Her personal belief lies in one of the most inspiring quotes she shares with her students ‘The real practice of Yoga is off the mat’.

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