Melissa Martin, R-YFT, YF-LT
Melissa is a wife and mom to three boys. When she is not cheering on her boys at football, soccer, golf or cross country she can be found on her yoga mat. Melissa began practicing yoga over ten years ago. She was introduced to the concept of faith-based yoga at her church in Atlanta. She quickly fell in love with the practice because of the many physical, mental and spiritual benefits that yoga provides. Upon moving to a small town in 2012, Melissa realized that while there were many local options for practicing yoga, none were faith-based. In 2015, after a difficult year that included the death of her father, her mother-in-law’s lung cancer diagnosis and the discovery that her youngest son had permanent hearing loss, Melissa was encouraged by a counselor to make yoga a daily part of her life. It was on the yoga mat that she felt that God was calling her to bring faith-based yoga to Madison, Georgia. She currently teaches four YogaFaith classes each week.
Melissa has been an anchor and source of strength for many leaders and students within the YogaFaith family. She has been a constant lighthouse within her community and at each immersion. We know that you will be incredibly blessed by her grace and strength at immersion.
Sally Mateer, R-YFT, YF-LT
Sally is a Master Yoga Instructor that has been teaching yoga from a faith based perspective since 2015. Sally’s mission is to help the lost get found and the found her lost in Christ. Sally is a graduate of Yogafaith and has grown in tremendous God-ordained ways through Yogafaith training.
We are honored to have Sally teaching this Spring in Atlanta, she is going to encourage and bless your walk with Christ as well as gift with you with amazing yoga sessions!
Michelle Thielen, R-YFT, R-CYAMT
Michelle began studying and practicing yoga in the late 80’s while professionally dancing in Portland, Oregon where she was born and raised. Eventually the love of yoga and it’s numerous benefits led her into instructing and sharing the wonderful gift of yoga with others, but it was her passion for Christ that led her to YogaFaith.
She has been registered with the American Council of Exercise since 2009, a Master Trainer with the Christian Yoga Association and has been teaching somatic movement through dance and yoga for over 20 years. As an international speaker and author of the widely popular Christian Yoga book, Stretching Your Faith, Michelle has trained over 2000 students in becoming highly skilled yoga trainers, living a life on purpose and in confidence.
I look forward to meeting you at training where we are going to dive so deep into Christ and what He has for you here on earth that you will wish you had come sooner! God has something HUGE awaiting you in Pennsylvania and I can’t wait to see what it is!