I grew up in northern New Jersey, and moved west when I turned 25. My first stop was Las Vegas, I resided there for 5 years, and this is where I first discovered my yoga practice in 2009. It makes so much sense, being that I worked in the toxic environment of the casino industry. My first organized yoga class experience was the Bikram method. Not too long after I went to Bikrams teacher training in 2010. I decided to quit my full time job as a card dealer and further pursue my yoga career, so I moved to the Northern California area, where being able to teach full time was an option. A few years later I discovered my yin practice, and that took it to another level, I was able to balance my yang lifestyle and practice with a more restorative yin approach. I received my yin certificate in 2015. As I became more and more aware of this balanced lifestyle, this led me to Ayurveda. I am currently enrolled in the California College of Ayurveda. I feel so blessed to have access to all of this knowledge, and I look forward to being able to share, discuss, and teach this information along the way.
I also have created another hobby on the side, which is slowly turning into a small business. I love working with wire and stones/crystals. I turn them into jewelry. Serpent Coils was created just this past year, and I am excited to share that with the public as well.
So if I'm not in the yoga room, you'll probably find me hiking to a spot near a river where I am able to sit alongside and create my jewelry.
Melissa Domingo instructs the following:
This is a Bikram method class which consists of a challenging series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises, suitable for all ages and all levels of ability. Each posture stretches, strengthens, and prepares specific muscles, ligaments, and joints needed for the next posture. This yoga class also stimulates organs, glands, and nerves, moving fresh oxygenated blood to 100% of the body, restoring all systems to a healthy working order. Bikam Choudhury scientifically designed this 90 minute program to deliver total health through the balancing and
strengthening of every system in the body. To prevent illness and injury, promote weight loss and limit the effects of aging. This series of postures also improves concentration, patience, determination, and self-control to
increase mental clarity and reduce stress. This yoga class is done in a heated room to warm your muscles, prevent injury, allow a deeper workout and cleanse the body by flushing toxins.
(all level class / heated room / 90 min class)
Working directly with the hips and shoulders, as well as other joint areas, open up deep, dense and rarely touched areas in the back, hips and joints. Allowing an increased flow of energy and flexibility which will allow you to explore new depths in yoga poses, and a deeper range of motion. This deeply relaxing class also holds elements of a meditative, healing practice, yet full of intensity and personal challenges, providing an opportunity to intensify your yoga by holding poses to allow for longer, deeper stretching. (all level class / warm room / 90 min class - set to music)