Saturday Morning Yoga with Melissa

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** Every Saturday at Mondazzi Books **

All Levels Yoga – Get Your Weekend Started off Right!
Saturdays 8-9:00 AM – $13, cash only

Shake off your work week with a mind, body and spirit awakening yoga class tailored for all levels!

We’ll start off gently with centering and breathing techniques and move into yoga poses to increase flexibility, build strength and reduce stress. Class focuses on relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, alignment and a variety of standing, seated and reclining poses. Move at your own pace and modify poses to soften or intensify your practice.

Once a Month Themed Yoga Classes

All Levels Yoga Outdoors

Saturday, September 8th
8-9 AM
$13 Cash

Join Melissa at Mondazzi Books to celebrate summer and experience the bliss of practicing yoga outdoors. Start your weekend off right with an all levels yoga class while you experience all of the benefits of practicing yoga outdoors. Feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, hear birds chirping, feel a gentle breeze on your skin as you experience a relaxing and strengthening all levels yoga class. Join us for this memorable experience.

If the weather is iffy we will post any cancelations on Facebook. If you have any questions about class please contact Melissa at 860-863-1155 or email Melissa at

Chakra Balancing Yoga Class

Thursday, September 20th
6:30 – 7:45 PM
$13 Cash

Join Melissa to experience the bliss of a Chakra balancing Yoga class! Chakras are energy centers in our bodies that can be balanced to add more harmony, better health and help create a more blissful life. Learn more about the chakras in this all levels yoga practice as we focus on postures, breathing exercises, meditations, and affirmations for each of the 7 chakras to balance, align and bring healing.

Gentle Candlelight Yoga
Saturday, September 22nd
8-9 AM
$13 Cash

Start your weekend with the tranquility of a gentle Yoga class softly lit by candlelight. Class will focus on stretching and releasing tension from muscles and joints and relaxation. This is a time for you to restore and recharge, letting your inner light shine.

About me: Years ago I found myself in a rut struggling with anxiety, insomnia and chronic neck pain. I was going through the motions of life frustrated and unhappy. One day I asked myself “is this as good as it gets?” The universe seemed to respond quickly as I soon found myself in a yoga class breathing, twisting and turning without a clue as to what I was doing. After that yoga class the light bulb went off as I walked out blissful and hopeful! I had no idea that I had just taken my first steps onto a new path that would completely reshape my life. I was hooked, and that feeling has been bringing me back to my mat every day! I began practicing yoga and meditation regularly and I could see that my life was changing, I was sleeping better, was less anxious and my neck pain disappeared. In a short amount of time I was off the medication, I was feeling fantastic and truly enjoying my life.

As I continued to practice yoga my desire to deepen my practice grew, I enrolled in a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training through Kripalu School of Yoga. After graduation, I decided to share my passion with the world and began teaching yoga and meditation regularly. My passion for yoga shines in each class. I have a dynamic teaching style which incorporates physical benefits, alignment and artistic sequencing. I strive to create a safe space that allows each student to explore their own unique practice with compassion, safely navigate their edge and embrace self-observation without judgment.

Teaching yoga and meditation inspires me to continuously grow and learn more, following my Kripalu training I completed training’s in Restorative Yoga through Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts, Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga through Yoga-Water, Reiki Levels 1 & 2 and First Aid, CPR and AED.

Over the last 5 years I have taught over 2,000 yoga and meditation classes for individuals, small groups, yoga studios and corporations throughout the Hartford, CT area. Currently, I offer one-on-one and small group yoga, SUP yoga, meditation, and reiki sessions, corporate yoga, meditation and meditation conference calls in Glastonbury, CT and the Hartford, CT area.

Yoga, meditation and reiki healed and transformed my life and I would like to share this with you. More info at