♥ Stretch ♥ Strengthen ♥ Balance
♥ Become More Flexible ♥ Improve Posture
♥ Expand Breathing ♥ Keep Moving
Feel Better!

My classes are for everyone and for every BODY!  
I am very proud to be a certified Body Balance Yoga® Teacher, a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance, and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Body Balance Yoga® is a style of therapeutically oriented yoga appropriate for people of all abilities developed by my dear friend, mentor, and teacher, Jenny Otto. Jenny is a nationally known yoga teacher trainer and KMI Structural Integrator.

I am also certified to teach by Lakshmi Voelker in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga ™, by Nischala Joy Devi in Yoga of the Heart® (which is geared toward heart and cancer patients), and by Jacci Reynolds in Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga. I have also trained with Karen O’Donnell Clarke to be a practitioner of Yoga Heals Us, Adaptive Yoga for People with Multiple Sclerosis. Whenever I practice and teach yoga, I integrate these other styles of therapeutically oriented yoga into Body Balance Yoga®. I am grateful beyond words to have been a student of these wonderful, exceptional, and renowned teachers.

I am a student in the first class of the Master of Science program in Yoga Therapy at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. This is the first program of its kind in the United States. It is exciting to be a part of such an important and growing field.

With more than 35 years in education, including most recently, teaching 11 years at Loyola University Maryland, I bring my teaching experience to my yoga classes. I teach group classes, workshops, and privately at the Yoga Center of Columbia in Columbia, Maryland and, proudly, along with Jenny Otto, at Balanced Life Skills in Annapolis, Maryland. In whatever class I teach, my students learn how to incorporate yoga into everyday life. Please note that I am not a medical professional nor qualified to diagnose and treat. I can only pass along my knowledge of therapeutically oriented yoga to others. I truly believe that anyone can do yoga and benefit from the never-ending possibilities that it offers.



Melinda Frisch, MA, MS, E-RYT 500
Gentle and Therapeutically Oriented Yoga
♥ Chair Yoga  ♥ Classes
♥ Workshops ♥ Private
ucandoyoga@verizon.net or 443-545-6789


Disclaimer: The yoga therapy components of my practice are based on my candidacy status for a completion of a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from
Maryland University of Integrative Health, a program which is accredited by the Accreditation Committee of the International Association of Yoga Therapies,
approved by the Higher Education Commission, and from a university accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education,
(as well as the additional experience and trainings listed on my website), NOT derived from my status as an RYT® with Yoga Alliance Registry.


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