Melissa Starcher

Barre Instructor
 
Melissa has her Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies & English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh and her law degree from West Virginia University College of Law.  She is the Assistant Attorney General for the State of West Virginia.  
 
She is a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and an avid ballet dancer.  She loves teaching Barre and makes it a fun, entertaining class.
 
 
 


Melissa Starcher instructs the following:
  • First Level Yoga
  • First Level Yoga is a vinyasa class for students who have some basic knowledge of yoga and teaches:
    • Mainly in English terms
    • Basic Sanskrit
    • Basic breathing techniques
    • Use of props & modifications 
    • No arm balances or inversions
    Class is very slow paced and focuses on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses. Come to learn and enjoy yoga in a supportive, non-judgemental environment. 

  • Beginner Yoga
  • New to yoga? This class is a great place to start. Beginner Yoga is for students who have no prior knowledge of yoga and teaches:
    • In English terms only
    • No Sanskrit
    • Brief history of yoga
    • 6 main yoga poses
    • Use of props & modifications for beginners
    • Beginner breathing techniques
    • No arm balances or inversions
    The class emphasizes the fundamentals of a beginner yoga practice and will prepare students to confidently move into our First Level classes. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes; you just have to be willing to try!