About

Melissa Scott is on a mission to help you recognize your strength, live into your Truth, and have your most authentic life possible.

She’s a yoga teacher, counselor, writer, and life coach who believes everyone can be their best self. Her Core Strength Vinyasa classes develop deep core strength and focus on moving from center, both on and off the mat. She combines her knowledge of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy for classes that are creative, challenging, and deeply centering.

A passionate yoga student for over a decade, with a background in dance and martial arts, Melissa uses her knowledge of the mind-body connection, energy dynamics, and deep core anatomy to move past fears to a deeper, more empowered place. In addition to teaching yoga and leading mind-body-focused teacher trainings, she writes and presents regularly on Yoga Psychology, feminism, and positive body image.

Melissa¬†has been named Birmingham’s Best Yoga Instructor by Birmingham Magazine.

 What is Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga?

Core Strength Vinyasa is about getting radically empowered to live and move from center.

The practice is a strong vinyasa flow with an emphasis on developing strength and cultivating the Deep Core Muscle Meridian. Melissa pays special attention to ways to find center–the “core”–physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. All of her classes and workshops weave in a few “adventure poses”, such as arm balances and inversions, for students looking for an extra challenge. All Core Strength Vinyasa experiences end with some longer-held yin poses to promote introspection, flexibility, and rest.

Melissa uses her training in counseling and psychology to create deeply meaningful experiences for her students. She uses stories, themes, and challenging questions to take the practice to a deeper, more transformational place.