May 15 , 2017 / 2 minutes, 23 seconds


Author: Annette K. Scott

When Melissa Vogt walks into a room you know it. Other than the fact that she’s 5’9, she has a presence that’s undeniable.  You may recognize her face from a magazine advertisement, that’s because she’s also a model.  You might expect her to have a certain air about her; she’s as real as they come.  By the end of one class you will find yourself wanting to hang out with her.

She teaches the 26 & 2 postures or the Bikram’esque classes; in hot and warm room temperatures. She is so darn good at it that you forget just how monotonous it could be.  It’s still basically the same set of postures although she gives it her own flavor and style.  Yet, she takes you on a journey.  She also provides more knowledge about yoga on a scientific level than I’ve ever heard in one class!!  When she threw out facts from “functional movement researchers” she had me.  It’s a serious class but she doesn’t take herself too seriously.  She even says at one point “we’re gonna try this patience thing right.”  Um I can’t imagine who she’s referring to?

26 & 2 is her specialty and she doesn’t just go through the motions regurgitating the same words. It’s a thoughtful class that she takes time to prepare.  She’s an old soul in a movie stars meat suit and I would highly recommend this class as the one to take to get you in the yoga door.

Melissa’s offerings “Hot 26 & 2” Tuesdays 4:30-5:45 p.m. & Sundays 4:30-6 p.m and “Candlelit Warm 26 & 2” Wednesdays & Fridays 6-7 a.m.

Written by Kristen Carla Acupuncture Physician/Blogger

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