Get Down with Your Inner Dog!
A Five-Week Yoga and Meditation Series
with Melissa Forde RYT and Meredith Holt RYT

Thursday nights, July 23rd - August 20th (7:15-9:00pm)

$125 for the entire five-week series; $30 for a single drop-in. Participation in the entire series is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome!

Downward dogHave you ever noticed how dogs greet every day with enthusiasm, quickly shake off stressful experiences, never hold a grudge, and shower complete strangers with love?

This is because dogs live life moment-to-moment, which makes them great yogis!

In this series you will learn how the introspective practices of yoga can teach you how to live a more joyful, moment-to-moment existence…just like your favorite canine companions!  We will be exploring the aspects of yoga philosophy that can be easily applied to daily life to immediately improve your wellbeing. Whether you are looking to begin a meditation practice or invigorate an existing one, this series is sure to inspire you to integrate more yoga into your life off-the-mat and outside-of-the-studio. Get down with your inner dog in this practical, down to earth, and-most importantly-fun five-week series.

You will learn to:

Shake it off

Broaden your ability to let things go, release the past, and unleash yourself to the present.

Sit still

Develop a consistent and sustainable meditation practice that is fun and energizing.


Cultivate joy through the practice of gratitude and by exploring what really lights you up.

Find your pack

Benefit from the support of gathered community

Each session will include:

  • Gentle yoga
  • Guided meditation
  • Introspection activity
  • Group discussion


Melissa Forde (RYT, Reiki Master Teacher, Registered Nurse) was initially drawn to yoga to find relief from severe chronic pain and combat the negative effects of a very draining and stressful job. What she found was so much more than a simple remedy for pain and stress. She experienced such drastic physical, emotional and spiritual healing as a result of her yoga practice that it launched her on a never-ending journey of self-discovery and development that has transformed her health and life.

After deciding to take responsibility for how she experiences the world, Melissa fell absolutely forever in love with the practice of yoga and dedicated self-discovery and she is passionate about inspiring this love in others.  She is playful, light-hearted and down to earth and focuses on practical ways to integrate yoga into real life.

Melissa has been teaching yoga since 2012 and is also a Reiki Master Teacher and Registered Nurse, specializing in pediatric and adult hospice home care.  She focuses on integrating holistic practices into high-quality spirit-centered care and also leads yoga, meditation, and Reiki programs to help healthcare providers maintain their own wellbeing while caring for others.

She is inspired daily by her favorite yoga teacher, her fun-loving-goofball dog, Peso, who continually teaches her what unconditional love and truly joyful living is all about.