Melissa Lee, RYT200 received her 200 hour certification from Seaside Yoga in 2003. Through her Yoga teacher, Ashley Ludman she met Carrie Pages of Inbalance Pilates, which opened her eyes to the benefits of Pilates. Melissa completed Pilates mat training in 2003 and received her Pilates reformer and apparatus training in 2004. Through the support of family and friends, she opened “Island Yoga” in December 2003, one of the first studios in Brunswick County. Other teachers who further inspired and trained her are Stephanie Keach, Lisa Rosof Cindy Dollar, Baron Baptiste, Lila Pierce Brown, and Paul & Sommer Sobin. She also received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management, and Organization Development from Mount Olive College. Melissa is also a licensed PTA (Physical Therapist Assistant). Her passion for Yoga developed from rehabbing bilateral knee pain from an marathon. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, paddle boarding, and family time (hubby & fur babies). Melissa is happy to welcome all levels of students and is excited to be a part of such a unique community.