About MelMarie

The Mission

MelMarie is on a mission to help you create a life you do not need to escape from. 

Our studio invites a unique genre of yoga and mindfulness- an experience between self expression through meditative movement and candid revitalization through evidence based practices to support the recovery and maintenance of wellness, of self care. 

Our services offer fertile growth, nourishing acceptance, and the ever evolving exploration of what it means to be human. Our Self Care Shala is a slow deep breath, in and out. An effort towards the ministry of presence. Your sanctuary of serenity. Your retreat back to you. Your invitation home. 

About the Founder

Melissa Aguirre is a certified C-IAYT, ERYT 500, YACEP Yoga Therapist, Holistic Life Coach and Stress Management Specialist educating and guiding the San Antonio community in Adaptive Yoga Therapeutics.

"I advocate abundance within people teaching them not only how to come home to themselves through the yoga practice, but also the realization of the sustainability generated through living a mindful life that heals, impacts, and inspires. I believe deeply that in order to heal the world we must begin with ourselves thus passing that healing on to others- rather than passing on hurt. I help people realize that it is not about waiting for the "light at the end of the tunnel" but turning on your own light during the darkness. I believe it is important for us to tap into our own entelechy and allow providence to do its work nourishing us into growth. "

Watch Melissa's story below to learn more about her own transformational experience that led her to being where she is through yoga and why she is passionate about this work. (2015) 

Melissa Aguirre is an Integrative Mind Body Therapist specializing in Yoga Therapy, Lifestyle Design Coaching, Energy Medicine and MBSR. Melissa Aguirre utilizes evidence based holistic wellness practices and education to serve her many populations. Melissa is teaches Adaptive Yoga- a technique of body oriented methods of self care, transcendence and revitalization that encompasses intuitive movement intended to recover awareness and self regulation. She is an executive board member for TRINTY HEALING FOUNDATION and a proud member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and her passion for serving those who serve has led to the creation of her mindfulness based yoga therapy programs that serve the military population along with multiple wellness workshops and classes in holistic wellness. Melissa is the author of The Yoga Foundation Courses utilized to serve Military Spouses through the USO and founded the first mind body studio on a military installation at Fort Sam Texas working closely with military leaders to combat readiness issues within the military culture. Melissa integrates self care and yoga therapy that offers a multifaceted approach to sustainable wellness. Utilizing adaptive yoga techniques in health prevention and maintenance, Melissa teaches by appointment only for clients wishing to improve and enhance their quality of life. 

Committed to implementing holistic solutions to guide to flourishing health, Melissa’s offers a sustainable system of somatic and mindful practices inviting people to generate an effective way of preventing illness and recovering health. She is a 2015 Alumni of Fayetteville’s 40 under 40, founding member of Trinity Healing Foundation, a Better Beauty Advocate with Beauty Counter, Former Board Member for the American Veteran and Community Center, San Antonio Lululemon Ambassador, Go Red for Women, studio advisor for Living Balance Studios, The Wounded Warrior Project, Pre & Post Natal Care for Journey To Motherhood, and co-authored the book “The Innate Design: Implementing Self-Healing Techniques for the Modern Patient”

In her personal life, Melissa is a self care junkie, mindful mama, and military spouse. She loves cozy evenings, Jesus, journaling, movement, chai and sweaters with thumbholes. 

Training includes: 230 hours Therapeutic Teacher Training with Stephanie Keach at the Asheville Yoga Center, 500 hours Yoga Therapeutics Program with Subtle Yoga, Reiki Practitioner Certificate in the Reiki Method of Natural Healing in the lineage of Usui Shiki Ryoho, Life Coaching Certification through Kris Ward's Lifestyle Design Coaching Program at Abundant Yogi, and certified Stress Management Specialist through Duke Integrative Medicine's Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program. I have also participated in workshops and trainings with Viniyoga's Gary Kraftsow, Yoga as Medicine's Timothy McCall, Ayurveda with Vishnu Dass, Dean Ornish, Irest's Richard Miller, and Kathryn Budig.

Someone once told me that pain is inevitable in life, but suffering is optional. May you feel inspired to join me on the mat.

with love,