Melissa Maldonado is originally from California, but spent majority of her upbringing in Virginia Beach. She is a mother of 2 radical little boys and found her love for yoga after realizing self nurture is not only important for ones self but for those you share your life with. Melissa’s journey has lead her to explore the relationship between the mind and body through yoga philosophy on and off the mat. She is an assistant at Torch Yoga Studio and a student teacher in training. She is a social butterfly and challenges all she meets to live their lives to the fullest by adventuring to their edge.