I’m Melissa, both owner and participant at The Munich Collective. I’m a registered nurse from Minnesota, USA and have been enjoying life in Munich since 2012. My first few years of living in Germany I spent going back and forth and continuing my profession in Minnesota as a specialized procedural nurse. After growing our family, the decision was made to end my career in Minnesota but that has led to a very exciting opportunity to start something that I truly believe could help people like me living in a foreign land. I want to offer something to talented people that have a desire to share their talents with others and through this, build a stronger community.
I believe that a fitness routine should be fun, easily accessible, safe and full of variety. I strive to offer that through my classes. I discovered yoga when I was searching for some variety in my routine and have been a dedicated yogi since. I obtained my 200 RYT in 2012 from CorePowerYoga in Minnesota and more recently added a kids yoga teacher certification to the list. Yoga gave me a new appreciation for what my body is capable of from day 1. I have built both mental and physical strength, flexibility and confidence through my practice. I hope I can see you on the mat!
I'm a certified Ballet Barre Instructor through IBBFA (International Ballet Barre Fitness Association), an accredited program that is recognized worldwide. I strive to make my barre classes accessible to all levels of fitness but more importantly, I want you to get a great workout and have some fun.