Melissa Keesling

My yoga journey began in 2012 and all that it took was one KYA class for me to fall in love and practice each day.  I have had different “milestones” along my path both physically, mentally, and emotionally and I have never been in a better place in my life and surrounded by such amazing people since yoga has been a part of it.  Yoga is more than a physical practice for me, it is a lifestyle and a path where my learning and growing never ends.  In the spring of 2017, I took a huge step out of my comfort zone and became a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance (RYT-200).  Being an instructor is absolutely amazing, I love teaching and it goes hand-in-hand with my degree.  

I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and minor in health promotion with a concentration in physical therapy and have also obtained related associates degrees from Oakland Community College and the University of Michigan-Flint.  Besides yoga and barre instruction, I currently work at a physical therapy clinic and I am an independent representative for Wildtree.  With all of this together, I am able to bring my background knowledge in exercise, anatomy, biomechanics, injury maintenance/prevention, fitness, and health and wellness to my classes.  I don’t sit still well, I am always trying to move forward and further my education, so as of now I am currently working on my Barre Intensity Certification as well as my Certified Strength and Condition Specialist (CSCS) certification.  

 

Other Licenses/Certifications/Continuing Education:

RYT-200

CPR/AED/First Aid & Personal Safety

Heads Up! Youth Sport Concussion Certification (for coaches)

CSCS-in progress.

BARRE INTENSITY-in progress

 

Memberships:

Yoga Alliance

National Strength and Conditioning Association

Barre Intensity

 

~Teaching is breathtaking and there is nothing that compares to it.  I never thought I would be on the path that I am right now and I am so excited to see where it leads.~

 

“It doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger”