I have created Sunshine State of Mind with the hope of helping you find the most joyful and radiant version of yourself. Positive lifestyle habits, uplifting yoga practices, and supportive community forums can serve as good guides in our journey to that sunny place. Together, we can explore ways to bring that Sunshine State of Mind into our lives each and every day.
I hold a 200hr YTT certification from Cloud Nine Yoga in CA; and a Yin Yoga Teaching Certificate from Wake Up Yoga in Philadelphia. Workshops completed have been sponsored by Yoga Journal and Kripalu. I have studied and practiced with Ana Forrest, Elena Brower, Leslie Kaminoff, Rod Stryker, Rolf Gates, and Sarah Powers - among others.
"Sunshine State of Mind allows one to explore and awaken in a creative way. Body and mind release through flow. The magical formula you provide enhances self-care and self-love by practicing flexibility, strength, breath and meditation. Your yoga sunbeams are energizing, refreshing and make one feel good."
- PAE, following since 2019
"Melissa is by far the best Yoga teacher I’ve ever had the pleasure of practising with. Melissa’s classes are so full of content without over-whelming you, they flow so well along with her beautiful guided voice and modifications are always available if you don’t want to go all the way. Each class is so unique so you will never get bored & special requests are always an option."
- Jo-Lou, following since 2016