Teacher Feature - Melissa Stocks

Melissa Stocks is our Teacher Feature for today! She is an ESL Teacher at Sugar Mill Elementary.

-Why did you become a Teacher? I always wanted to be a teacher. My mom and most of the important women in my life were in education. Most importantly, I just love working with kids and watching them learn and grow.

-How does yoga help with your teaching? Yoga is my me time. It allows me to let go of the stress of my job. After a yoga class, I always feel refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to tackle the next day at school.

-What it means to be apart of the Awakened Yoga Family and what Awakened Yoga has done for you? Awakened is so personable! I never leave without interaction with staff or fellow yogis. I'm always glad that I've been to class and take a positive feelings with me as I leave the studio. It has given me more confidence and a respect and love for what my body is capable of doing!

-What is your favorite yoga pose? Half pigeon. I used to hate it. But now, it reminds me of how far I've come in my practice.

-What is your favorite style of yoga or class here at Awakened Yoga? I have so many! I love the different styles provided by different teachers. From Saturday morning slow flow to Heated Forrest, there is something for any mood I'm in!
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