Melissa Barber

Hatha, Yoga Foundations

“What do you want your health for?” I have worked both in conventional and integrative healthcare settings and found yoga and nutrition to be crucial practices to achieving your answer. It is my mission to make a structurally sound yoga practice and nutrient-dense diet more accessible. I am an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher-500 (E-RYT 500), Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), and carry a Master of Science (MSc) in Integrative Medicine Research. I have worked as a yoga instructor, nutritionist, and health researcher for over 10 years at the NIH, OHSU, and other health centers locally and internationally, including as a Peace Corps Health Volunteer in Perú. I studied Kripalu and traditional Hatha yoga in the US and India and have advanced training in yoga therapy, kinesiology, and ergonomics. I lead an evidence-informed practice: I love melding science with the philosophy of being, and personalizing the experience to the individual. Every class I lead will feature a different topic to help grow your personal practice or sadhana.