Melissa Keesling

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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


  • 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”