The Biome Project teaches from a foundation in Kripalu and traditional Hatha yoga and layers a therapeutic approach to encourage mindful thought, movement, and healthy patterning.…
A nutrient-dense, whole food diet is the orientation the Biome Project provides. Clients are guided through what this looks like: how to source, store, prepare,…
Medical writing and supporting an evidence-informed practice are services offered. The Biome Project provides expertise in case reports, identifying instruments to track patient health outcomes, and integrative…
Medical research evaluating the effects of different yoga and nutritional practices will be featured here. These studies inform the approach of the Biome Project. [under…
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About the Biome Project
The Biome Project provides quality yoga instruction and nutritional guidance, personalized to the individual. The Biome Project also provides health research consulting services to support an evidence-informed practice.
“Melissa was referred to me by a colleague. I gave her a shot and am glad I did. I was able to get a lot more done by outsourcing some medical writing to her. Melissa was professional. Responsive. She produced high quality work in a timely fashion. She sourced all of her research and did a better job than I could do! I enjoyed knowing that I could rely on someone if I was in a pinch or stuck on something. Melissa went above and beyond for my project and they all turned out great. I appreciate the work Melissa did for me and I intend to outsource to her again in the near future.”
“I’ve appreciated Melissa’s apparent understanding of anatomy and how to flow through postures in a way that optimizes alignment and breath work. Her instruction is consistently eloquent and appropriately focused on the mental and physical integration that make my yoga practice both challenging and rewarding.
After a few yoga sessions with Melissa, I became more aware of my postures in other Vinyasa and Ashtanga classes, during which I had previously taken a more aggressive or sometimes even uncomfortable approach. With Melissa’s instruction and example I have been able to adjust my approach. I am able to progress in my practice when I come from a foundation of balance, patience and stability rather than a forceful attempt to get to an expected expression of a posture. This has been not only a physical adjustment but also mental.
These lessons penetrate more than just my practice on the yoga mat. I find myself craving more postural comfort in every moment of my life, whether I’m sitting at work, walking to the store or eating dinner. I’ve also learned to take a more gentle internal voice with myself. I’ve tried to incorporate more self-patience and gratitude towards myself as a result of my yoga practice and instruction from Melissa. I would absolutely recommend Melissa’s class or private instruction to anyone looking for a well-rounded, rejuvenating yoga experience.”
“I had never done yoga with an instructor before, just random sessions at home, watching a video. When I met Melissa, she talked to me about yoga and good nutrition with such knowledge and passion I knew I had to step it up and start working with a professional. I learned so much from Melissa and she made class fun. She was a good teacher and was continuously giving good feedback and kept me motivated throughout the class. My flexibility increased a great deal and it always made me feel great afterwards. It reduced my stress and was the “go to” activity for me to become centered again whenever I got off track. I lost weight, had increased energy, less aches and pains and reduced injury. I think Melissa’s passion for both yoga and nutrition was readily noticeable. You know she enjoys what she is doing and sharing her knowledge. Just try it, you will not be disappointed.”