Melissa Weipert, founder and owner of Top of the Mat Yoga, was introduced to yoga in 2008 while working at a local
gym in Swansboro, North Carolina. It opened her mind and heart up to exploring it further and she decided to attend Porters Neck Yoga & Spa 200-hour teacher training in March 2010 and is RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance. She taught numerous classes in Jacksonville, Swansboro, and Surf City. Her style of yoga and teachings accommodate any age level and beginner, intermediate, or advanced students. She currentlly teaches Anusara based classes with vinyasa elements. Melissa thoroughly enjoys living on the west coast and loves to be outdoors. Along with yoga, she loves the beach, bike riding, and sailing.