Melissa Domingo

melissa domingo

hot yoga instructor.

I grew up in northern New Jersey, and moved west when I turned 25. My first stop was Las Vegas, I resided there for 5 years, and this is where I first discovered my yoga practice in 2009. It makes so much sense, being that I worked in the toxic environment of the casino industry. My first organized yoga class experience was the Bikram method.  Not too long after I went to Bikram’s teacher training in 2010. I decided to quit my full time job as a card dealer and further pursue my yoga career, so I moved to the Northern California area, where being able to teach full time was an option.

A few years later I discovered my yin practice, and that took it to another level, I was able to balance my yang lifestyle and practice with a more restorative yin approach. I received my yin certificate in 2015. As I became more and more aware of this balanced lifestyle, this led me to Ayurveda. I am currently enrolled in the California College of Ayurveda.  I feel so blessed to have access to all of this knowledge, and I look forward to being able to share, discuss, and teach this information along the way.

I also have created another hobby on the side, which is slowly turning into a small business. I love working with wire and stones/crystals. I turn them into jewelry. Serpent Coils was created just this past year, and I am excited to share that with the public as well. So if I’m not in the yoga room, you’ll probably find me hiking to a spot near a river where I am able to sit alongside and create my jewelry.

five fabulous facts

Where is your favorite place to spend time in Nevada County
(other than Warmth of course)?

The Yuba River.

What makes you feel warm and fuzzy about our studio?

The community feel, where everyone is so supportive of each other. Having taught at a handful of other studios, I’ve never witnessed such a strong community bond like there is here at Warmth.  And just the simple idea of the yoga room and all the magic that happens in it.

Why do you like it hot?

I normally run cold, so when I walk into the hot room, my body and mind are able to immediately relax.  There is always such a great sense of cleansing, and detox when I am able to sweat for 60-90 minutes.

What is your favorite fruit?

How does one choose from such an abundant array of choices? My favorite fruit bowl would consist of strawberries, blueberries, pineapples, bananas, raspberries, and kiwi.

What’s your most prized possession?

The most valuable possession I own and have invested in would be in my own spiritual growth. Luckily nothing and no one can take this away.

class with melissa