Melissa D. | Dragonfly Hot Yoga Madison WI

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Melissa D.



RYT - 200, Yoga Alliance Certified

My Teaching Style

I encourage students to have fun and express themselves while trying new things during their practice. I particularly focus on strengthening, flexibility, and mindfulness.

I love teaching yoga with a traditional approach. My goal is to help students feel confident by mastering important poses as beginners, so they can advance further in their yoga journey.


I started my yoga journey eight years ago here in Madison. After practicing yoga as a beginner, I decided to train on the island of Bali at a yoga school. After some extensive and rigorous training, I decided it was time to share the knowledge I had learned throughout my yoga training with students.

Favorite Pose

Lotus pose (Padmasana)

Not only is my favorite flower a lotus, but it is also my favorite pose. I love lotus pose because I benefit from the physical strengthening and stretching as well as the mindfulness that comes with it. It allows me to just be.

Favorite Quote

“A disciplined mind brings happiness.”
— Buddha

Why I Love Dragonfly

I have always loved Dragonfly as a student who practiced consistently. I always felt at home, welcomed, and accepted. Dragonfly is there for me when I need a good yoga practice, a positive environment, and a fun place to be and connect with myself as well as others!

Little Known Fact About Me

I love animals! I love volunteering with animals and dogs. I also have a three-year-old golden doodle named, “Lucy.”

Melissa D's Class Schedule