Join Laura and Melissa as they join forces to bring you the best yoga teacher training the Emerald Coast has to offer! Their 200-hr foundational program is designed to bring the ancient science of yoga to life through direct experience of the time honored techniques and practices as laid out in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and other sacred texts.
This 10-month comprehensive training is tailored to both the aspiring teacher and the serious student ready to deepen his or her understanding of the practice. Throughout the program each student hones his or her own unique expression and style of yoga through intensive personal study, hands-on experience, and practical application.
Dragonfly's curriculum was developed to explore Yoga’s vast richness, including: applied anatomy and physiology (as related to asana study), teaching methodology, philosophy, lifestyle, ethics, and principles of becoming and living as a Yoga teacher and lifelong student.
Dedicated participation in the program establishes a solid Yoga foundation which allows students to harness their inner wisdom, develop their own teaching style, and blossom into a teacher as unique as a fingerprint. Join Laura and Melissa as they guide you step by step along the yogic path of Self-Realization!
Early Bird Rate available!!
Melissa Shalongo, E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP
Melissa is a 500-hr yoga instructor, new mom, and self-proclaimed “movement optimist". She earned her teaching certifications from the Nosara Yoga Institute of Costa Rica where she credits her teachers Don and Amba Stapleton for her unique, interdisciplinary style of yoga.
Her approach to asana is FUNctional, skills-based and dogma free, allowing her to incorporate a variety of other movement modalities into her practice, including Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and Somatic Movement. Fundamental to her teaching is a reverence for all human form and function and a humble deference to the body’s innate intelligence. Melissa’s yoga is a true reflection of her childlike curiosity, compassionate nature, and genuine zest for life.
Laura Tyree, E-RYT 500
Laura encourages her students to utilize their yoga practice in a multitude of ways. Many deepen their awareness of self and open fully to their unique beauty and strength, both inner and outer. Her teachings grow and blossom as her life transforms.
Blend these cherished traits with her unique approach to the eight-limb path, mantra meditation, anatomy, and psychology and then one can grasp the full, organic richness of her yogic style. On this journey, she combines hand mudras with asana, linking the breath, mantra, energetic clarity, and spiritual concepts to flow richly into a timeless experience of yoga and the self.