Melissa Crook is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) thru Yoga Alliance. She was born in Columbia, SC and returned to call it home again in 2006. Melissa returned to Yoga in 2012 for what she thought was to ease the pain of an achy hip. What she found was so much more than just movement and breath. As they say, the lesson repeats, until it is learned. Becoming a caregiver for a parent she noticed that both the caregiver and patient needed what yoga offers as nourishment for the soul and the benefits of these ancient practices. Melissa dedicates much of her teaching towards senior yoga and those with mobility concerns. When away from the mat, she’s a beekeeper, gardener and artist.