Testimonials

Hello, Melissa. I didn't really get the chance to properly introduce myself Monday night after I took your class for the first time. I really thought you were incredible. I am new to yoga, and have only taken about five or six classes. Your class was so powerful, I found... Read More

Hello, Melissa. I didn’t really get the chance to properly introduce myself Monday night after I took your class for the first time. I really thought you were incredible. I am new to yoga, and have only taken about five or six classes. Your class was so powerful, I found myself crying at the end when you walked around to relax everyone’s shoulders. I literally cried real tears for about five minutes while lying there, for no particular reason whatsoever. I know it sounds funny! It was a very strange feeling, but it was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. So for that, I thank you, and look forward to taking my next class with you.

Alex Z
Fitness Club Member

Of all the different yoga instructors in multiple countries that I've practiced with I still find your class the most inspirational and naturally flowing. Thank you for a beautiful class today xo.

Carolyn R.
RN

Thank you Melissa for always touching my heart.

Dee

Your ability to connect with such a diverse group of individuals despite age, occupation, mindset, beliefs, etc. is commendable and humbling.

Tara
Publicist, NYC

Thank you"! I am so grateful to you for the love and joy you put into teaching your yoga class. It was in your class that I really discovered a connection to yoga and healing. Tonight I taught my first beginner class and I loved it! I remembered how special... Read More

Thank you”! I am so grateful to you for the love and joy you put into teaching your yoga class. It was in your class that I really discovered a connection to yoga and healing. Tonight I taught my first beginner class and I loved it! I remembered how special it made me feel that you asked everyone’s name who came to your class and you really made an effort to know everyone and connect with everyone. I want to bring that same love and connection to my students and tonight, I made sure to ask everyone’s name and send them my loving energy. You have no idea how inspiring you are! Love you!

Mollie L.
Yoga Teacher, Holistic Practitioner

Thank you for speaking to our teachers today.  They have been raving about you all day and thanked me for bringing you in. They agree that you are the best self development speaker/program we have ever had. My mindset has changed thanks to you. Thank you!

Kelly J.
School Principal

Just following you Melissa brings me joy, forgiveness, a lift, and frankly, always a smile. I am so incredibly happy for you and that you are so thoughtfully sharing your gifts.

Monica

I've known Melissa and taken her yoga classes for over 6 years. She is amazing and soothing to the soul.... an expert in her field. I encourage anyone interested in a new mind and body experience, to practice with Melissa. I grab every opportunity I can to be around such... Read More

I’ve known Melissa and taken her yoga classes for over 6 years. She is amazing and soothing to the soul…. an expert in her field. I encourage anyone interested in a new mind and body experience, to practice with Melissa. I grab every opportunity I can to be around such a positive, upbeat person. Always finding something new and exciting to add to life on a daily basis. Thanks Melissa for keeping me in such a peaceful state of mind…………

Patti C.
Nutritionist

It is my pleasure to write this recommendation for Melissa Jill. She is a fantastic motivational speaker and yoga instructor. The best way for me to start my day is with Melissa Jill. She explains all of the yoga posses and gives you variations if you are new to yoga... Read More

It is my pleasure to write this recommendation for Melissa Jill. She is a fantastic motivational speaker and yoga instructor. The best way for me to start my day is with Melissa Jill. She explains all of the yoga posses and gives you variations if you are new to yoga or have physical limitations. She reminds us just to do what feels good. I also love the motivational and spiritual messages she reads or recites at the end of the class. Many yoga instructors just go through the poses . The messages she leaves you with at the end of the class provide for a peaceful and productive day.

Carolyne K.
Attorney

I moved away and for years I searched for another yoga teacher that could make me feel what you could.  When I came back to visit and took your class again after all these years, I cried.  It was healing and it was like coming home.  I wish to have... Read More

I moved away and for years I searched for another yoga teacher that could make me feel what you could.  When I came back to visit and took your class again after all these years, I cried.  It was healing and it was like coming home.  I wish to have a teacher like you where I live now.

Heather C. - Colorado

Melissa has been coaching me for years! Melissa and I have been friend's for 10 years now and she was a pillar of strength and guidance through a very difficult time in my life. Melissa has a huge heart and loves helping people.

Yvonne L.
Healthcare Professional

Melissa... Thank you for being such a bright light!

Vicki L. - New Jersey

Melissa has been an inspiration to me in many ways. She helped me to find a new way in life just from being such a great role model in her field. Love your classes!! Love your workshops!!

Ellie P.
Mortgage Banker

Love your new aromatherapy Melissa. I love the beautiful scent of the different oils and how it helps my body heal. YOU ARE AMAZING....... I always have fun when I practice with you and connect spiritually in a way that I can only do when I'm in your class. Thank... Read More

Love your new aromatherapy Melissa. I love the beautiful scent of the different oils and how it helps my body heal. YOU ARE AMAZING…….
I always have fun when I practice with you and connect spiritually in a way that I can only do when I’m in your class. Thank you for being you. Namaste

June S.
Community Health Specialist

I recommend anyone looking for a new adventure in health and wellness to join Alive with Melissa. She has opened up many new doors for me, including a lifelong dream of mine which is a retreat in BALI!! So excited for this once in a lifetime journey with you. You make... Read More

I recommend anyone looking for a new adventure in health and wellness to join Alive with Melissa. She has opened up many new doors for me, including a lifelong dream of mine which is a retreat in BALI!! So excited for this once in a lifetime journey with you. You make things HAPPEN, and can’t wait to go….

Pat C.
Wellness Professional

I used to take yoga with Melissa religiously until I moved away.  I always love to come back to Melissa's classes when I am in town. I have taken many classes in many studios, but none like Melissa's.  She really makes a difference.

Heidi H.
CPA

Thank you Melissa, for introducing me to yoga.  I fell in love with yoga because of you.

Joanne

No-one teaches yoga like you. You are very healing. I always feel like you transport me to another place when I listen to your voice, and what you say is so beautiful. You really touch my soul!

Angelique B. - Alberta, Canada

Your love and your spirit brings great joy to all who know you.

Eva G.

Melissa, you are a shining star... Your ever smiling face makes us all happy...

Phil A.

Your ready smile, your open heart and your willingness to accommodate us has endeared you to us all.

Carolyn H.

You are one of the most delightful young ladies I have ever known.  Your gentle ways, your beautiful smile and your compassion make you outstanding.

Ethel A.

You really are a special spirit.

Diane B.
Yoga Teacher, Health Professional

Melissa, you are an amazingly gracious person and it has been a pleasure getting to know you.

Walter W.

I want to thank you for your contribution to the community... Your enjoyment of people is a real asset.

Bill J.
CEO

You are an angel! What an amazing world God has created!

Alyssa H.
Homemaker

Melissa, you are a big motivator in my life. Thank you for all the fun... You are awesome! <3

Loretta S.
Marketing Professional

Thank you for helping us enjoy our classes, even though you do work us hard. Also, thank you for remembering our names. We feel special.

Rosalie K.
Pastor's Wife, NJ

Thank you for being a sweet, magnificent yoga instructor & friend. You're the best!!

Carol S.
Parks & Recreation

Melissa, thank you for all you do to renew my spirit and body. You are so special to me!

Louise P.

You are the teacher who really cares so very much... and who is really appreciated. Thank you!

Faigy S.

Dear Melissa, It is so nice to know someone with such a genuine heart like yours.  You are truly one of God's gifts to the world... Thanks for everything you do!!!

Yvonne L.

Thank you Melissa! You have made exercise fun!

Marilyn M.

Thank you for the inspiration and motivation!

Cheryl C.
RN

Dear Melissa, Thank you for all those wonderful classes.  Yoga with you was great and so relaxing. Thank you for building up my self-esteem... The wonderful person in you shines for the whole world to see. You make people smile!

Gabby
Childcare Director

Dear Melissa, Thanks for always making us feel so special!  

Estelle and Marcia
Fitness Center Member, NJ

Dear Melissa, Your Wednesday class is a joy, and I look forward to it each week.  You bring peace and quietness into that hour, as well as great stretches for my body and my sore muscles... All vey much appreciated... Thank you!

Eileen P.
Master Gardener

God bless you... You have helped me a lot.

Barbara L.

Dear Melissa, Thank you for your kindness and support. You are a wonderful caring person! Looking forward to seeing you a lot more at the gym...

Pamela T.
Member

Melissa, thank you for the great yoga classes.  You are a super Person!

John M.
College Professor

I wanted to take a minute to let you know what a terrific instructor I think Melissa is....She always has a variety of challenging, exciting and ever-changing routines to offer.  She works each muscle group which is great for the body and the mind! Most of all Melissa is very... Read More

I wanted to take a minute to let you know what a terrific instructor I think Melissa is….She always has a variety of challenging, exciting and ever-changing routines to offer.  She works each muscle group which is great for the body and the mind! Most of all Melissa is very caring to all. She takes time to learn everyone’s name and greets the class participants by name at the next class and throughout the club. During class, she speaks to everyone, thus making all feel included and valued for their participation… Melissa’s extra efforts are noted and appreciated’

Christine
Member

As a former physical educator I have often praised Melissa on her open and pleasant demeanor with her students while keeping the class well paced and appealing to all levels of skill. She is always well prepared, not only with her choice of movements but with the coordinated music as... Read More

As a former physical educator I have often praised Melissa on her open and pleasant demeanor with her students while keeping the class well paced and appealing to all levels of skill. She is always well prepared, not only with her choice of movements but with the coordinated music as well. In addition, her amazing and calm voice adds an exceptional quality of peace and tranquility. The movements flow from one to another after preparing us with a relaxation period to motivate the body and mind to welcome the rest of the session and to remind us that this is “our gift to ourselves

Dagmar F.
Wife, Mom and Educator

Melissa is one of the best instructors that I have ever had an opportunity to follow.  Her Voice alone is so soothing and relaxing that it immediately makes for a calming atmosphere.  She has a great in depth knowledge of all the poses and names with correct form, and also... Read More

Melissa is one of the best instructors that I have ever had an opportunity to follow.  Her Voice alone is so soothing and relaxing that it immediately makes for a calming atmosphere.  She has a great in depth knowledge of all the poses and names with correct form, and also knows and practices all the variations. Melissa also has such a smooth flow from one pose to the next and speaks perfectly for the class to follow, even if you are not watching her.  She even helps her students get into the poses if need be and physically guides each student to the variation limit they want to push to.  She has helped me personally get into head stands when I was unable but trying to. Melissa also makes each individual student feel welcome and wanted when they walk into her class.  She welcomes them by asking their name and introducing herself.   She also throughout the class and especially at the beginning and the end, speaks all the positive affirmations such as loving yourself and being grateful for everything..ect..  She also finishes the class off with walking over to each individual student and pressing on their shoulders with a lavender oil in order to make sure everyone is able to comfortably relax. Melissa is a very positive, warm, and loving person, and you can tell by the way she carries it into her work. She truly cares about her students.  I highly recommend her… Melissa Fills up every class room that I have ever been in with her.. Out of all the Yoga instructors that I have ever had an opportunity to work with, Melissa is by far one of the best in all aspects.

Renee E
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative