Yoga Therapeutics with Melissa Smith

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Yoga Retreat: Yoga Therapeutics with Melissa Smith
Cultural Triangle, Sri Lanka
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Hatha & AcroYoga
Come chill in the jungle at Ulpotha in this wonderful Yoga Therapeutics retreat with internationally renowned Melissa Smith. Includes 2 yoga classes per day, 3 veggie meals & snacks & juices, twin-sharing accommodation in elegant huts, swimming in large lotus ringed lake, bike rides, hikes, excursions to local ancient heritage sites and much more. Ayurveda treatments on option. One or two week stays.

Melissa Smith embodies all things yoga and holds true to her personal belief in freedom. She is truly an example of living life! She began teaching Group Fitness 22 years ago while attending Texas A&M. After a Marketing degree and an adventurous corporate career, she took time off to be a Mom of 2 amazing boys. She has lived and traveled all over the US and most recently lives abroad in Malaysia. Her 200-RYT (350 hours) is from Inspyrayoga in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2005 where Melissa specialized in pre/post natal for over 3 years. Melissa has grown her practice and training by earning her 500-RYT and blogging about her experiences as a student and teacher. She currently leads 500 hour teacher trainings for Leeann Carey Yoga, specializing in a style called Yapana Yoga. She's also a certified AcroYoga Teacher. Melissa is also a speaker and advocate for research for a non-profit Alzheimer's Group and offers donation classes to raise awareness for Alzheimer's. She offers international retreats where the themes center on love and service in the community they are in. She extends much gratitude and appreciation for her teachers and influences including: Jenny Sauer-Klein and Jason Nemer (AcroYoga), Leeann Carey (Restorative, California), Chrys Kub (Yoga Therapy, North Carolina), Sadhvi Abha (Kriya, India), Judith Lasater (Anatomy, California), Lance Schuler (Hatha, Australia), Stephanie Adams (mentor, Oregon), and Mandy Eubanks (Anusara, Austin). For more info please email her or check out her blog. (, In Ulpotha, Melissa will be offering a dynamic slow flow in the mornings and a restorative practice in the evenings. She will also offer a few AcroYoga sessions for those who'd like to try it out.

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