Wellness to You

Owner & Instructor of the Full Lotus

Melissa Wallace,  owner of The Full Lotus Wellness Initiatives, has a B.S. in Exercise Science from Valdosta State University. She also holds numerous certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine  (ACSM), Aerobics and Fitness Association (AFAA), and the American  Council on Exercise (A.C.E).   Melissa is credentialed as a 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance with a certification in Aerial, SUP, chair, yin-yoga, and childrens yoga. 

      Since 2003, I have had a passion for Pilates and Yoga.  Due to  various injuries I sustained as a gymnast and experiencing low back pain at such an early age, I knew I had to rehab my body and stay strong to  maintain a better quality of life. I love to share my experiences  through teaching and coaching pilates, yoga and other wellness classes to others because I am a HUGE believer (and living testimonial) that  having a strong core and maintaining flexibility will improve your daily  activities, no matter who you are. 

      I know without a doubt, without me building my core, maintaining range of motion, and leading a healthy lifestyle, I would not be able to  enjoy the fun activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking,  skiing and of course my love for aerial yoga, my true zen! Aerial yoga gives me that emotional feeling that I am that "young" gymnast that I  once was. And I want to share that with you.