Half Moon Yoga is located at:
253-B South Court Street
Medina, OH 44256
It’s on the Square, in the lower level of the building.
Enter through the back entrance.
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Melissa Ferrato began practicing yoga at age 16 with some books at home. A friend at college took her to her first formal yoga class and in 1999 she took her teacher’s training at the Sivananda Yoga Camp in Val Morin, Canada. The ability to self-nourish her mental, physical, emotional and even spiritual well-being through the practice of yoga is what keeps her coming back for more. She is currently studying with Ashutosh Muniji, a teacher from the Kripalu and Lakulish lineage.
Her classes are open to all levels; emphasis is on connecting to the breathe and quieting the mind.
I was first introduced to yoga while still in high school. Since that time yoga has become my passion. Over the years I have explored a variety of traditions both ancient and modern. In February of 2012 I received my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training from the Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga in India. I began teaching classes a few months later right here at Half Moon Yoga. Yoga has been a blessing in my life and I am honored to share this practice. May there be peace within us, peace between us, and peace in the world.
While living on the west coast, I began practicing yoga in 2008 during a difficult time in my life. I was immediately drawn to yoga and its effect on my mind, body and spirit. As a result of a dedicated practice, I personally experienced incredible growth and transformation. Through yoga, I have truly appreciated the power and serenity of letting go – and on my journey, I have gained strength, clarity and peace.
In an interest to further my knowledge and share the gift of yoga, I obtained my 300-hour teaching certificate. I studied at the Awaken Yoga School in Euclid, Ohio with Jennifer Langsdale and I am certified as a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance.
It is truly an honor and a blessing to share the gift of yoga with you. My classes are playful, yet powerful. I focus on the mind, body and spirit connection with a strong emphasis on proper alignment and the benefits of meditation. You will leave class feeling open and energized in body, yet calm and centered in mind and spirit.
Tricia began her practice in 2002. She was drawn to yoga to improve her overall well being. The benefits became transformative. She became passionate about the practice, integrating breath and movement, stilling the mind and being fully present. Her hope is the practice encircles mind, body & spirit. Tricia is a 200 RYT and Yoga Alliance registered. Tricia desires to continue education and knowledge for her yoga practice. Interests: ayruveda and a holistic approach to life, anatomy, therapeutic aspects of yoga and philosophy of yoga .
My mission in life is to be my happiest and healthiest self and I strive to share that passion with all beings everywhere.
When teaching, my goal is to invigorate, challenge and allow students to discover themselves as they practice, as well as to inspire thought provoking contemplations that can be carried beyond the mat. The pace of my class allows students enough time in each pose to find their optimal alignment before moving on to the next posture. I enjoy incorporating new poses and creating fun sequences to keep both the body and mind active. Students should come to class prepared for a vigorous full-body workout. More importantly, students should arrive with an open mind and an open heart to get the most out of class and walk away feeling calmer, stronger and more flexible.
I’ve been an athlete since I was old enough to kick a soccer ball and I attended my first yoga class in 2007 with my forever-inspiring teacher, Joanie Andrews. The experience was invigorating and calming all at the same time, and I was hooked. I knew I wanted everyone to feel as amazing as I did when practicing yoga, and to help share my passion I completed my yoga teacher training in 2013 and received my 200 RYT designation with thanks to my amazingly gifted teacher, Marni Task.