Melissa Whorf

After personally experiencing a sense of unfulfillment after reaching benchmarks believed to lead to happiness, I began a self-exploring journey with the support of classes and mentors at Yoga Shelter. As a new student, I signed up for the very first Yoga Shelter 30 day challange. Completing this challenge helped me to find a sense of fulfillment that was not achieved from reaching other life goals. Upon completing the 30 day challenge, I began working the desk at the Birmingham location. Within 3 years, I have transformed my life by transitioning from desk staff, to assistant manager, to manager, to director of administration, to teacher. I work to stay dialed into the Yoga Shelter community with the hopes to serve and help others find a sense of fulfillment that can only be found on an inward journey. Namaste!


Melissa Whorf instructs the following:
  • Gentle Flow
  • Gentle Flow is unheated, designed for those looking for a gentle and restorative practice - appropriate for everyone.

  • Slow Flow
  • Slow Flow is a moderately heated class. Postures are held for 5-10 breaths. Challenging and accessible for all levels.