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Iyengar Yoga – Melissa MacDonald

Yesterday, as I cycled from San Francisco to Fairfax, I was reminded that “48 is NOT the new 24.” Also, I remembered my 1st training ride of 1994 (traveling from 8th & Folsom Streets to Hayes & Steiner Streets -1 mile). And in a flash, I fast forwarded from the image of that first ride to the present day. WOW! (My cycling experiences have truly empowered & changed my way of life).

Question:
Who would have ever thought that an adventure that started off as merely “something to tell the grand children” would bring me onto such a positive & life changing path?

Answer: NOT ME

Well, I’m not the only one who has risen from road cycling to becoming an Iyengar trained yoga teacher.

  • In 2002 Melissa MacDonald sold her Toyota Corolla and became a dedicated SF bike commuter.
  • In 2005 Melissa MacDonald rode from SF to LA.
  • In 2006 Melissa created her own fund-raising ride, raising $2,000.00 for Trips for Kids.
  • In 2007 Melissa & her boyfriend rode a tandem mountain bike along part of the Great Divide Ride.

And now, Yoga Teacher, Melissa MacDonald has completed the 2 Year Advanced Teacher Training of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco and is offering classes in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Aim Fitness: Personal Wellness and Fitness Center
215 Fremont Street
Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm (Levels 1-3)
Thursdays 12-1pm (Levels 1-3)

1348 9th Avenue
Sundays 6-7:30pm (Levels 1-2)
*New Student Discount: 5 classes for $50

Be sure to arrive with an empty stomach, bare feet, comfortable clothing that you can move in, and an open mind.

Check her out!

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