Melissa Duchatschek is a native of Washington, MO and opened the original location of Present Moment Yoga in 2011. She found the practice in 1999 while looking for something to support her mind and body after childbirth. Quickly recognizing the amazing benefits that linking breath and movement have, she dove deeper into all aspects of the practice and became certified to teach.
Melissa's teaching style is focused on making yoga accessible to all levels, challenging her students to achieve their goals through intelligent sequencing and mindful modifications, and helping them to learn more about the practice of yoga and about themselves.
Amanda Huff began her yoga practice in 2009 and became a certified and registered instructor at the 200 hour level through Yoga Alliance in 2011. Amanda recognizes the importance of beginning a practice early in life and found her passion teaching children and families. Drawing inspiration from renowned teachers like Kathryn Budig, Jason Crandell, and Eric Paskel, Amanda believes a practice should be fun and accessible to all and you'll find her sense of humor shining through in her classes.
Her goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for her students of all ages to feel confident, release any fear or expectations, and try something new.
Michelle has always been interested in yoga, but became serious about it in 2012. Frequent weightlifting left her feeling achy and in need of an activity for recovery days. Yoga soon became more than just an activity and she got her 200 hour certification in 2013 under the guidance of Emmet Schmelig. After teaching for a while she decided to further her training. In 2015 she completed her 300 hour training under the direction of Jen Jones.
Michelle likes to keep the mood light, yet challenging physically with simple instructions and upbeat music. She offers modifications for students of all skill levels as well as amplification for those who need a little bit more.