Melissa is a Taoist yoga teacher, a mother of a spry toddler, and a spiritual healer. Melissa has been studying yoga, meditation, TCM, and alternative medicine since 1999. Melissa’s lessons are engaging, informative, and encouraging, affording students the ability of tapping into their personal power to transform themselves. Melissa has had the pleasure to study with master yoga teachers Nevine Michaan and Abbie Galvin and explores Taoist qigong under the Dantao Dragon Gate Lineage with Shamanic Qigong practitioner German Sanmateu.


French is an inspiring teacher, always “on” and with notes of wisdom in every breath; her articulation of proper alignment is precise and, at times, even poetic.
— Jim Catapano, Yoga Sleuth

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