Melissa Joy Schoeller founded Gypset Yoga after five years of guest teaching yoga classes at a dozen tropical resorts around the world. As a guest teacher, she quickly saw that travel gave people the opportunity open themselves. Yoga and wellness elevated a vacation into a transformative experience, and to appreciate the beauty within all things from a centered and grounded perspective. After organizing several retreats on her own for seven years, the word of mouth from students inspired her to start Gypset Yoga with Laurel Van Matre. A consummate entrepreneur, Melissa started her first business at the age of 7, making and selling rock people (yes, people made of rocks). She has founded multiple successful businesses, including a spin/yoga studio and a boutique gift store. Both are still going strong. Melissa has taught yoga in a variety of non-traditional settings, including music festivals, brewpubs and corporate on-site. Beyond her passion for yoga and travel, she is a former mountain bike racer and renowned for her playlists. Style: vinyasa flow, yin, nidra, meditation, barre, spinning & private training.Inspiration: music, nature, travel, ritual, pause, connection & authenticity

Please see Laurel’s upcoming retreat in Umbria, Italy

Melissa Joy Schoeller