Mel Rolfes

Mel Rolfes

Since being introduced to eastern philosophy in her undergraduate studies, Mel has spent the last fifteen years learning about and exploring contemplative traditions and practices. She fell in love with yoga along the way and developed a longing to one day teach.

In April 2023, she completed the Uttara 200-hour teacher training program, which was life-changing on a personal, professional, and spiritual level.

Mel designs her classes to be soothing and body positive, with an emphasis on breathing and mindfulness. Her goal is for you to step off your mat feeling more balanced and peaceful than when you arrived.

She plans to further her training as a yoga teacher and eventually acquire the appropriate certifications to weave yoga into her work as a mental health counselor.

Mel’s “spice of life” includes kayaking, cruising paved bike trails, reading (so many books), live music, tinkering and piddling around. caring for her many house plants, learning how to care for her new garden box and outdoor plants, and hosting friends and loved ones. But her heart is the most full when spending time with her partner Noah, his two sons, and their beloved shih tzus Chloe and Stormi.

Uttara feels like home to her, and she is grateful and honored to be a part of the studio’s community. She looks forward to being a conduit for the healing and transformative powers of this practice, and hopes to see you on your mat!

Mel Rolfes's upcoming classes