Wellness, Nutrition, Education & Yoga
SYKES ENTERPRISES GLOBAL HR COMMUNICATIONS & SERVICES DIRECTOR
KIM CRESSELL - SYKES CORP., Tampa, FL
“Melissa Nordin came to our workplace in Tampa to deliver a compelling and engaging talk on the “Top 10 Foods to Try & Buy & Why.” The seminar was very well attended and extremely well-received by our employees – including those who were on-site and approximately 25 employees across the country. Melissa presented a wealth of knowledge and practical tips and advice on transforming our food choices into healthier ones that will help us and our families lead healthier, happier lives. Our goal for year one of our new wellness initiative is to drive awareness of healthier habits and behaviors to positively impact our employees’ health and well-being. This talk was in perfect alignment with our objectives and Melissa brought a wealth of knowledge from her background in physiology and nutrition to assist even the most skeptical of listeners. The advice was practical and easy to implement. I will definitely be reaching out to Melissa again and I would recommend her without hesitation!”
LISA ST. JOHN - SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ASSISTANT M.M. BENNETT LIBRARY
ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE CLEARWATER CAMPUS
Thank you for sharing all you wealth of knowledge with us (on Pre-Diabetes). It was very informative.
JOCELYN CORBETT -
Off the Mat, Into the World™
I have been accused of being too mushy with my gratitude, but I can't help it. To all those who volunteered at Off the Mat, Into the World™ and The Huffington Post Oasis in Tampa and Charlotte, I am so inspired by you. I am so grateful for you. I am so blessed to have gotten to serve alongside you.
STUDENTS SPEAK FROM THE HEART
Having completed your three workshops here about a little over a week ago, I just wanted to let you know that it is working and how much I enjoyed them and your teaching skills. You made yoga both fun and informative. I find myself remembering what you shared with us. So very greatfull ,would recommend you to any yogi !!!Many thanks from George. Namaste FROM TRINITY YOGA STUDIO
Melissa just held her Pump U Up! workshop at Trinity Yoga Studio this past weekend and it was so much fun! She makes learning how to use your body for your yoga practice easy to understand and effective. We all left the workshop with a better knowledge of how to adjust our own bodies in poses. Her sense of humor and lighthearted approach to learning what can be an overwhelming subject made us all feel at ease. We didn't need to know anatomy or sanskrit to understand the material and even the seasoned instructors in the workshop learned many new things. I'm really looking forward to more workshops with Melissa, she has a wonderful passion for helping people find how to use yoga to benefit their body for greater comfort and ease in their practice.
-- Christina Lowden Co-owner Trinity Yoga Studio
You'll be happy to know that I'm VERY conscious about my posture/alignment/scapula now! Thanks again for such an enlightening workshop. It's changed my view about yoga for myself, personally. I honestly haven't yoga-ed much lately but am excited to see where this takes me in my yoga journey and how yoga will change for me.
- Irene W. attended a YBeBendy workshop
I was so sore on Monday; a good sore!! Glutes and core primarily, and sore from using muscles that I guess I don't regularly use during my usual practice that I will definitely start using from now on. I learned how to rely on my glutes way more to help out my back and how to use internal/external rotation during certain poses to help out the 'ol bod too! Your down to earth, fun, warm and genuine-ness made the workshop totally different than I expected; in a GOOD way. I sometimes get nervous in situations like that, you brought real peace and respect to all.
I especially am grateful for the extra time you took with me to talk after the class.
-Claire U attended a YBeBendy workshop
Had a great work out with Melissa. Thank you! I think I can do a little more each time we do something.. :) This is helping me a lot.
I feel relaxed and limber after your Yoga sessions.
Hi Melissa....your class on Friday was so so amazing! I woke up Saturday morning and was actually WALKING differently. And, with no pain! My low back and hips hurt all the time, and most likely it's from sitting sitting sitting all day long. I felt SO GOOD and actually tried to remember exactly what poses we did so I can continue to do them at home. Like I said, girl, you are the BOMB when it comes to yoga. Thank you Thank you Thank you.....walking on water.....xoxo - Janie M
CORRECTIVE EXERCISE CLIENT ADRIEN EDWARDS
I play basketball 6 times a week, and I started to have issues with my knees. The doctors told me there wasn’t anything structurally wrong with them and that I needed to go to the physical therapist. I did that for more than a month but didn’t see results. Then, a friend of mine referred me to Melissa. I was having major issues with my knee caps not sitting right and as a result they would pinch and swell after games. Melissa ran me through some tests and asks questions. She seemed to recognize the issue right away and put together a simple and targeted set of movements for me to do twice a day. After only a few days I started to see a difference. Now it’s been over a month and I haven’t had issues with my knees. I continue to do the exercises she gave me before every game, and I feel great. The biggest difference I saw with Melissa vs. the physical therapist was that she was more interested in how my muscles and joints all work together than just focusing on one small section. I’m really happy with the results.
ALL AGES DENTAL SPA, TAMPA FL
Melissa has been and amazing yoga instructor! We managed to fit 30min yoga practice in our busy schedule twice a week and we love it! She is always punctual and pleasant. Her knowledge and dedication ensure wellbeing and great work environment. We look forward to our “yoga days”. Thank you Melissa. -- Beatriz Totzke DDS
KATHY RAN, STUDIO OWNER Hot Zen Yoga & Pilates
I was first introduced to Melissa when she joined Yoga Planet where she was working as a restorative Yoga Instructor. Melissa is one of the most disciplined and punctual people I’ve ever known. Her ability to work efficiently under stressful conditions and nerve-wrecking deadlines speaks volumes about her hard work, determination and her composed demeanor. In general Melissa is a compassionate and hardworking human being with perseverance and ambition.
TIFFANY SHILLINGFORD - PROGRAM FACILITATOR OF OPHELIA PROJECT
Melissa Nordin so kindly volunteered to provide this yoga at no cost and within a timely manner that made setting up the graduation a breeze.
The experience was great for the girls, to be able to use yoga, the breathing as a coping mechanism and stress relief was something that the girls took away from the class. I was impressed by her calmness and inventiveness to work with teens.
I would definitely work with Melissa in this capacity in the future!
LYNN GREY, RUNNING COACH, TRAINIER
Melissa Nordin is an organized, knowledgeable, and highly prepared yoga instructor. She uses Yoga postures along with Anatomy and Physiology to assist our members by increasing strength and flexibility. Our facility includes a variety of members ranging in age and ability. The Yoga program has been a nice compliment to our training programs in both walking and running. Melissa assesses our members with her continuously evolving Yoga program and tailors a practice to compliment their strengths while helping them gain tone and flexibility in a gentle and safe way. Melissa is dedicated to her passion of combining yoga as body movement therapy and as part of a holistic fitness program that encompasses mind, body, and spirit.
DIRECTOR OF CENTRE FOR LIFE DEVELOPMENT AT HARC
Melissa provided the opportunity for 150 adults with disabilities to learn yoga. The students truly enjoyed their weekly yoga classes, and staff noticed how much they looked forward to it each week. The yoga class was interactive, fun, and great form of exercise as well. As the weeks progressed, more and more participants took part in the yoga class. CLD truly appreciates the time and energy that Melissa gave to the students and staff.