I am grateful to have a daily opportunity to practice Curative Yoga series with Naaderji, who is wise, compassionate, and extremely patient with understanding. His dedication to spreading the teachings of Masters in the simplest and easy to understand way and joy to others is marvelous. His way of teaching opens up my mind and heart that is beyond words can depict. The Curative Yoga series that Naaderji composed of is unique in that it helps with all of our five bodies including our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Having Naaderji's insightful guidance is priceless. This is the ninth year of practice and I value every minute of it. A shout out to my teacher Carolina as well, for her everlasting faith, her devotion, her caring support through these nine years. Despite the ups and downs of life and the constraints of the pandemic, they are there for us, with their love, light, encouragement, and wisdom. I’m fortunate to be at home. Namaste.
Melissa initially learned about the therapeutic benefits of movement in her youth when she recognized that she always felt better after she danced. Eventually, this led her on a path of inquiry into the body-mind connection, and she earned a Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy from UCLA. She discovered how memories of our past experiences, as well as those of our families, relatives, and ancestors, are often stored in our bodies and can lead to suffering, pain, and disease. Throughout her journey, Melissa has explored the healing properties of moving the body, especially through dance, play, and yoga.
In 2005, Melissa was introduced to Curative Yoga, which led her to a deeper understanding of the full power of yoga to heal through movement, breath, and connection to the infinite source. Her life path has taken her in many different directions since then, but she has always returned to teaching, and teaching yoga has always been her soul nourishment.