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Karma Shala Yoga

Melisande Turpin

Teacher & Studio Owner

Class Style: My yoga classes take students on a journey of exploring what it means to be human. My intention is to guide people towards a greater understanding of their SELF by focusing on their body, breath and state of mind. My classes are always different, as I am constantly exploring dynamic movements and studying different styles of yoga. I teach a variety of styles including power yoga, flow yoga, hot yoga, aerial yoga, and yin yoga. See you on the mat!

Why I teach Yoga: I have been practicing yoga for more than half of my life. I was born into a family that believed in the power of yoga and was influenced to begin practicing at a very young age. As a teenager I practiced sporadically, but each time I stepped onto my mat I felt a deep call to the practice of yoga. After many dark years of engaging in almost every self-sabotaging behavior possible, I knew that my only way out was through committing to this healing practice. Yoga has been, and continues to be, my greatest and most powerful support system. The healing, growth, and evolution I have experienced is paramount, and I vow to dedicate my life to helping others receive the same transformational effects. This is why I decided to become a yoga teacher, and why I have dedicated my life to sharing this incredible healing modality.   

Training:

  • Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Kranti Yoga in India (200 hours certified by Yoga Alliance).
  • Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Erin Evans (40 hours certified by Yoga Alliance). 
  • Aerial Yoga Teacher Training with Circasana (30 hours certified by Yoga Alliance).
  • Redefining Mobility with Matt Phippen (20 hours certified by Yoga Alliance).
  • Move from Love with Meghan Currie (10 hours certified by Yoga Alliance).
  • Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark (50 hours certified by Yoga Alliance).
  • The Current Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Erin Evans & Lydia Zamorano (300 hours certified by Yoga Alliance).
  • Redefining Mobility 2nd edition with Matt Phippen (20 hours certified by Yoga Alliance).
  • Methodical Sequencing for Yoga Teachers with Kate Gillespie (20 hours certified by Yoga Alliance).
  • Additional training and workshops with Kino McGregor, Brian Miller, Dharma Mittra and Sean Corne.

One of my favorite quotes is… Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

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