Yoga instructor, Melodie Phillips
Yoga by Melodie is a privately-owned yoga studio in Austin, Texas. The classes are taught by certified yoga instructor, Melodie Phillips. Different classes are offered twice a week, and each class is modified to meet the needs of the students.
Melodie first became interested in yoga when a massage therapist suggested she practice some poses to help with chronic back pain. She quickly became hooked on yoga, finding “healing and freedom from [her] pain through the practice of yoga.” After years of personal practice, she decided to share her passion with others and became a certified instructor after participating in a 200-hour teaching program from the Living Yoga Teacher Training Program.
I confess: I have never taken a yoga class before. Don’t get me wrong; I was not a complete novice. I had followed along with some yoga DVDs, but I had never experienced the physical and mental benefits of a full-fledged yoga class. So, when I received an invitation to join in on an exclusive yoga class in Austin, Texas, I decided to give it a go.
The class was a flow class at Yoga by Melodie studio in Austin. The class is created for yoga-practitioners of all levels and can be modified to suit your abilities. We started out with some basic breathing routines to help us transition into the right state of mind for the class. After a crazy rush-hour drive to the studio, I definitely needed a mental adjustment before the class began. However, while I was sitting on my purple mat, I was wondering when the real workout would begin. (I mean, come on, people around the world are going crazy for the opportunity to sit in a quiet room and then raving about the health benefits? Give me a break.)