Melissa Mae Clark
Melissa Clark is a local yoga instructor, reiki practitioner, and proud mom. Melissa grew up in Iowa around farming and fitness; her collegiate studies spanned chemistry, nutrition, family systems and human services. She has had a personal yoga practice since 2003, and while working in non-profit administration she completed a 200 hour training through Thames Street Yoga in Newport, RI in 2016. Melissa received trauma informed training through a non-profit called United We Om in 2019, and this summer will lead a Karma Yoga Project for Child + Family Services, focused on serving teenage female clients in their residential program. She received her Usui Reiki Level I and II attunements in 2016. Melissa is a RYT 200 through Yoga Alliance and a member of the Yoga Service Council. She is motivated to share safe, trauma-informed yoga that is accessible to all, and has found reiki to be a gentle, yet powerful complementary healing modality. In addition to her yoga offerings around Aquidneck Island, Melissa also co-facilitates a weekly therapeutic group for women dealing with anxiety and overwhelm through Groups Work in Providence, RI.