Iva's aim as a yoga teacher is to be able to help initiate the process of transformation within every student. She invites all to participate not only in Asana (poses), but also in the practice of Pranayama (breath awareness), and Dhyana (meditation). Iva completed her 200 hr Teacher Training in Byron Bay, Australia and has completed her E-500 hr from teaching the last 12 years. Her interest in health, nutrition and alternative medicine has brought her to experience cleansing, fasting and Vipassana in Asia and the US. Iva has traveled extensively throughout Asia, North America, Europe and Australia. She has lived in Tokyo, Japan for the past 10 years, teaching cross-cultural awareness, running a café-lounge with her husband and teaching Yoga. Iva's classes incorporate meditation, yin poses and a flowing sequence with emphasis on increasing the internal heat not only to cleanse the body but also relax the mind and open the spirit. Iva hosts retreats and workshops internationally and facilitates on teacher training programs. "in order to be truthful you must embrace your total being" -Rumi
Empowering and inspiring others is where Melinda finds her greatest joy.
Her classes are full of love, laughter and lots of sweat! Melinda creates a safe space full of possibility reaching ALL LEVELS. As she has personally grown in her own practice, Melinda has experienced the power of being a “YES” for herself, for those around her and then taking that power from her mat into her world. Melinda began her teaching journey by earning her 200RYT with Desirae Pierce. She then went on to train with world-renowned Baron Baptiste of Baptiste Power Yoga Institute and is in the process of becoming a Certified Baptiste Teacher. Continuing on with her love of growth and learning, she is tracking to earn her 500RYT by the end of 2015. Melinda is also a Holistic Health Coach and has trained with The Institute For Integrative Nutrition. She currently resides in Austin with her husband of 22 years, two beautiful daughters, two spunky westies and has a heart filled with gratitude!