Client Testimonials

“ Working with Melissa has really helped me. I used to think that yoga was all stretching and for those who were very flexible. Through her program, she showed me how restorative yoga could help me relax and increase my flexibility. She also taught me about using yoga as a meditation technique to help with physical and mental issues. I am now sleeping better, have more energy throughout the day and I am performing better in my running and triathlons. She is truly a blessing and would recommend that everyone do her class.”

Chris Uggiano
Wounded Warrior Project.

"Yoga is a new venture for me. Melissa has made this journey enjoyable and fun. She has a sweet spirit and is very in tune with the benefits of yoga. She is an EXCELLENT instructor. I highly recommend her to everyone interested in the practice of yoga! "

Denise Mercado Fayetteville Hyperbarics, LLC.

"After playing college football and being in the military I have chronic pain in my lower back and hips. After working with Melissa all the pain is virtually gone.Her classes are great and she always makes sure to focus on troubled areas. She also makes the classes new and exciting every time so they are never monotonous. I highly recommend her expertise and feel that her classes truly make me a better athlete."

- M.B. Special Forces

"I am writing this letter on behalf of Melissa Aguirre, endorsing both her professional knowledge and personal conduct as a licensed yoga therapist. I didn't plan on having a back injury in November 2014 but that is exactly what happened. While preparing for another deployment, I lifted a heavy container and injured my back. It turns out that I ruptured the disc at L4/5 and later herniated this disc into my right L5 nerve root. The pain and disability was excruciating. I became depressed and anxious about how I would provide for my family. Initially, nothing helped but over the course of 2-3 months I attained limited relief with medication and physical therapy. All the while I was considering the prospect of back surgery. I knew Melissa personally and reached out to her for help with managing my condition.

All I can say is “Thank God!” Once I incorporated Melissa's advice with yoga, breathing techniques, and posture, my pain levels dramatically decreased. Melissa's knowledge, patience and skill were exactly what I needed to create an integrated approach to my chronic problem. Additionally, when I become lax in practicing what I've been taught, I can simply refresh myself and get back on the program. Her efforts have equipped me for years to come as I am more educated about how to care for myself. Despite her youth, Melissa possesses a mature spirit that helps her channel enthusiasm and joy towards patients struggling with painful conditions. As a Family Medicine physician in the United States Army, my patients have become indirect beneficiaries of my experience with Melissa. My work with Melissa has paid for itself ten-fold, and I am confident that her careful approach and professional integrity will serve you well in caring for patients with a variety of painful ailments."

- US Army Family Medicine Physician 

I started going to Melissa Aguirre's yoga classes in 2015 at Living Balance studio in Fayetteville, North Carolina. I was in search of finding peace and serenity. Due to the stressful lifestyle of being in the military. At the time I was a Paratrooper in a Long Range Surveillance unit. To compliment my workout routine I would practice yoga once a week. The hour long class was amazing. Melissa provided me with proper instruction of form and technique. 

- L.M.

Melissa has been an amazing teacher. I started taking yoga classes with her a year ago and had no idea what I was doing but she is so positive and caring that she brought me along to love doing yoga. She has been a great teacher who listens to what you need to work on and improves your weakness. She really makes yoga such an enjoyable time that it will be a life long joy for me. As a solider she has been able to gear the sessions to my needs and has eliminated any back painI have had. I cant think of a better person to have learned yoga from or to do yoga with.

- P.D.

Melissa is professional, caring, and extremely knowledgeable in her craft. If, it had not been for her guidance and belief in me, I would probably be walking around in substantial pain with very poor posture. After 16 sessions (and homework a few days per week) I am able to raise my hands above my head (without significant pain) and move with greater confidence than before. Melissa provides a safe, inspiring, and nurturing environment for anyone at any age looking to grow in strength, mind, body, and soul. Believe me,I have taken other Yoga lessons before and none of the instructors left me feeling like I should return for a second session.

- A.M.

Melissa Aguirre is not only a remarkable Yoga instructor, she is also an inspiration,health educator, and encourager. During some of the roughest years of my life Melissa gave me something to look forward to and an hour I knew I could escape everything going on in my life and just focus on me. I have become addicted to Yoga since starting to practice with Melissa. I never knew my body had the capacity to do the things it can now and the strength I continue to gain. I truly am going to miss my “Melissa Yoga” as my husband and the others that were regulars with Melissa would say but I am glad that she can spread some of her beautiful old soul with the rest of the world.I highly recommend Melissa as a Yoga instructor and health educator to everyone. She is definitely one person that has changed my life for the better and helped me on my journey of growth physically, mentally, and spiritually.

- S. A.

I have been a student of Melissa Aguirre at LivingBalance Studio in Fayetteville, NC. She is an excellent teacher of yoga,meditation, and mindfulness. She has inspired me to strive for equilibrium in all aspects of life and has made a positive impact on my life. She is intelligent, high energy and very adaptable. I recommend her highly as an instructor and motivator.

- H.R. 

Yoga Teacher Training Testimonials 

"This whole training experience has been nothing short of a pure gift. The ability to learn from and get to know Melissa has been an incredible journey. The provided space was comfortable and inviting to share, to grow, and to learn- learn about ourselves, learn about the common thread of why we are all here. What a lovely space to adapt and share with self love. -Madi, RYT 200

"This program has given me the tools to explore new opportunities in life that I never imagined possible. Along the way of learning, I was also able to address and improve myself. I will be able to begin my new endeavors with the knowledge I gained. -Joanne, RYT200

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