Melissa Parsons

Svaroopa Yoga

Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 am

Experience the bliss of your own being through Svaroopa® Yoga.

Through the careful use of deep relaxation, breathwork, and precise alignment in well-supported poses, Svaroopa® Yoga can release the core tensions from the spine and throughout the entire body. With regular practice, you can improve flexibility, strength, and stamina, while supporting the gradual release of chronic pain and discomfort from both body and mind.

Designed to deepen your awareness and bring about an inner experience of peace and bliss, this style of yoga is for all ages and body types, for beginning and continuing students.



melissaparsonsMelissa Parsons is a Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Teacher and an Embodyment® therapist. Due to an illness at age 15, she began exploring various forms of yoga and meditation on her journey to health. She also studied Reiki and, more extensively, Tai Chi and Chi Gong. Svaroopa® yoga became her path of choice in 2000, after experiencing profound inner openings during a workshop with Swami Nirmalananda (then known as Rama Berch).

Melissa, who also has a Masters Degree in education, worked as a middle school teacher and a yoga teacher in the Boston area as she trained with Swami Nirmalananda. She has completed advanced teacher training in pre-natal, gentle, and deeper yoga, and Svaroopa® yoga therapy. Melissa now lives in Ancram, NY, with her husband Nicolas, and their two amazing sons.

She has been teaching Svaroopa® Yoga for 15 years, the last eleven of those in the Hudson Valley. Her classes combine her enthusiasm for teaching with an abiding love of yoga.

Single class: $20

5 class series: $75 (good for 4 months)
10 class series: $140 (good for 8 months)

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