Melissa Spamer, M.A. ERYT 500, L.M.T., C. Ay. began formally practicing Yoga in 1993. She has completed more then six Yoga teacher trainings and has twenty years of teaching experience, leading classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Her love of Yoga led her to also become an Ayurvedic practitioner, spending more than two years of clinical training at the Ayurvedic Institute. Her approach to Yoga integrates her in-depth studies with such celebrated teachers as Angela Farmer, Victor Van Kooten, Rama Vernon, Shiva Rea, Kali Ray and training at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. Her classes are inspired by the natural rhythms of the breath and fluid alignment. She will often infuse music and poetry into her classes as well as teachings on energetic anatomy and Yoga philosophy - to help guide each student on a journey into the art of living Yoga. She is also a licensed counselor in the state of New Mexico and continues to study Yogic and body-centered approaches to healing. She maintains a private Yoga therapy, Ayurveda, and counseling practice in Santa Fe.