Melissa “Atma Indrani Chandra Devi” Lyons

Melissa ‘Atma’ Lyons is a long time Yogi who is passionate about supporting people as they explore the connections between their body, mind and life. She believes that we keep learning until we are no longer in this body, and as such continues to study, practice and expand.

She graduated from Yoga By The Sea’s very first teacher training in 2012 and at this time was completely drawn to the profound awarenesses that arose when experiencing any yoga therapy practices. So she continued to explore and experience it until she became a certified yoga therapist (800hr) in 2014. Recognizing the beneficial effect this modality was having on her yoga students, she trained as a yoga therapy group facilitator so that she could bring it to more people. Since then, her authentic way of being and teaching have established her as a sought out practitioner, teacher and mentor. In addition to teaching segments of 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainings locally, she is the Assistant Program Director of the Group Facilitation Program, at Phoenix Rising School of Yoga Therapy in Massachusetts.  Melissa also works in schools with kids with special needs (SEA, ABA and NVCI) and is a certified Creative Relaxation Yoga Therapist for kids with special needs.

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is a modality that uses breath, movement and meditation practices to access ones innate Wisdom. Integrating truth, balance, wellbeing, and harmony to ones life. It can be experienced in either a 1hr private session, or through a 9 week theme based group series. See

Expect your time with Melissa to be life changing.

Certifications: C-IAYT800, RYT500, SMART-Ed Facilitator, Creative Relaxation Yoga Therapy for people with special needs


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