About MelMarie Yoga

The Mission

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

Our studios and virtual experiences invite 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 Mission is effort towards the ministry of presence. Guiding you to uncover your interior sanctuary of serenity. Your retreat back to you. Your invitation home. 

Over the past 8 years MelMarie Yoga, led by a passionate military spouse, has evolved from clinical Yoga Therapy to Education Programs, Trainings, beautiful studio sanctuaries and more. MelMarie Yoga harnesses holistic healing in way that includes integrative modalities of mind body medicine, narrative healing, relieving subconscious patterns, and more. Serving the military, traumatic brain injury communities, structural rehabilitation to higher education, corporate wellness and innovative learning that guides the community and individual into an embodied sense of being. Currently, MelMarie Yoga offers online resources, memberships, classes, and both livestream/in person education to continue guiding you in the art of coming home to YOU. 

See Testimonies on Melissa and her work HERE

About the Melissa Aguirre

Yoga Therapist, Educator and Author, Melissa Aguirre is a certified C-IAYT, ERYT 500, YACEP, Holistic Life Coach and Stress Management Specialist educating and guiding the San Antonio community in Adaptive Yoga Therapeutics. Additionally, Melissa is a Lululemon Ambassador and has trained hundreds of yoga teachers across the country and specializes in working with the military population through mindfulness programs such as milmindbody and opening the first yoga studio on a military installation. In addition, Melissa owns MelMarie Yoga and Boerne Yoga. As of 2021, Melissa also works for the US Army developing mindfulness based programs to operationalize holistic initiatives across the military to address stress, sleep hygiene, mental health and more. 

Insight to “What kind of yoga do you teach?” and “Why?”✨Some background on Melissa and her journey as a Yoga Therapist. A little on what got her into teaching, the foundations she learned and how it evolved from physical to energetic. Cozy, light hearted share- not perfect but can give more context on why she is multidimensional in her teaching today of yes structural but language, energy, nature and connection. The postures are catalysts. Evidence based research shows that changing and healing the mind sustainably is done through the body. 

As yoga teaching is the craft that comes most natural and blissfully for Melissa, poetry is her practice. Creatively, Melissa blends the two through intuitive and meditative sequencing and powerful languaging providing a dynamic experience in self care through her yoga classes and workshops. You can order Melissa's newest book "From Deserts To Gardens" from Amazon today. 

"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, Holistic Life Coaching, Energy Medicine and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Melissa Aguirre utilizes evidence based holistic wellness practices and education to serve her many populations. Melissa teaches Adaptive Yoga, Mat Poetry and Integrative Mindfulness- each a unique technique of body oriented methods for optimizing 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 in the processes of accrediting their Yoga Therapy School. Melissa also works as an integrative program developer for the military providing content development, classes, and contribution as a SME.

Melissa's 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 yoga studio on a military installation at Fort Sam, Texas working closely with military leaders to combat readiness and stress related 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. Melissa is a 2015 Alumni of Fayetteville’s 40 under 40, Former Board Member for the American Veteran and Community Center, San Antonio Lululemon Ambassador, Co-Owner of Boerne Yoga, San Antonio Best Poet of 2019, studio advisor for Living Balance Studios, The Wounded Warrior Project, contributor to publications, organizations and media including San Antonio Magazine, Go Red for Women, Rise Recovery, Hearts Need Art, San Antonio Women Magazine and many more.  Melissa co-authored the book “The Innate Design: Implementing Self-Healing Techniques for the Modern Patient” educating the power of self healing through chakras, yoga and mindfulness in addition to ways of integrating these modalities into patient care and public health. 

In her personal life, Melissa is a self care junkie, mindful mama, and military spouse. She loves cozy evenings, Christ, journaling, movement, chai and sweaters with thumbholes. Melissa brings her light hearted and  "find your cozy" spirit into all she does.

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, Myofascial Stretching Certified through Soma Therapy, Harvard Mind Body Medicine Program, 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, Yoga Tune Ups Jill Miller, Vedic Astrology with Renu, 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, in training, 

or on this beautiful journey back home to ourselves.

with love,