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Melissa Scagliarini has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching for more than a decade. She is the founder and owner of Satya Yoga Studio. Alongside extensive experience, formal training, and an in depth understanding of human physiology, Melissa brings humor and warmth to each of the classes she teaches.  She has been trained in multiple traditions by some of the leading teachers in yoga. In 2017, Melissa became a certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist through the Himalayan Institute.  In 2010, Melissa traveled to India to participate in a month long Advanced Yoga Training, also through The Himalayan Institute.  Traveling to the geographical heart of yoga was a personal and professional milestone for Melissa—a true lesson in Yoga off the mat. Melissa learned to look at herself with a bit more softness and love and was able to truly practice letting go of attachments.  

These experiences have crafted Melissa into a masterful teacher who creates a caring, honest, and safe yoga environment.  Classes are rooted in tradition and are designed to truly meet you and your body where you’re at.  Using her deep understanding of yoga, hands-on assists, and a great selection of props, Melissa offers each participant, in every class, an opportunity to challenge and center themselves on the mat.

In addition to a variety of classes offered on a weekly basis, Melissa leads a yearly Yoga Teacher training course and offers yoga retreats around the world.  So far Melissa and her cohort of yoga and travel lovers have practiced in France, Costa Rica, Northern and Southern India, Italy and looking forward to the latest Spain retreat.  

Melissa and her husband Matt have two young boys and have lived and worked in the Plymouth area for over 20 years.  They know and love the mountains, the rivers, and the people who live here.

Other Certifications include: 200 hr YTT, 500hr YTT, Pre-natal, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Certified Holistic Health Counselor.