An educator by day and a yogini by night, Malissa first stepped onto the mat in 2007. Feeling both humbled and empowered by an invigorating vinyasa practice, she embarked on her 200-Hour teaching certification with Suzanne Leitner-Wise in Alexandria, VA. Inspired by the rhythmic movement of vinyasa flow and the precise alignment of Iyengar, Malissa uses fluid sequencing to blur the seam between power and grace. A registered yoga teacher since 2010, she seeks to empower her students to rediscover their inner strength—just as her teachers have done for her. As a teacher, practitioner, and student, Malissa firmly believes that that yoga practice can become a transformative agent of peace, joy, and self-acceptance.