Melissa Duchatschek, E-RYT 200/ YACEP, is a native of Washington, MO and opened the original location of Present Moment Yoga in 2011. She has been practicing yoga for 19 years, and has been teaching for 15 years as a way to share her love of yoga with others. Melissa is certified and registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200. She is also certified in pre-natal yoga through Blooma. Melissa's teaching style is influenced by these internationally known teachers: Beryl Bender Birch, Kathryn Budig, Tias Little, Sarah Powers, and Noah Maze.
Melissa’s goal is to make her classes accessible to all and to constantly challenge her students to learn more about the practice of yoga and about themselves.
Amanda Huff began her yoga practice in 2009 and instantly fell in love. She became a certified and registered instructor at the 200 hour level through Yoga Alliance in 2011 and has been sharing her passion since. She believes yoga should be fun and accessible for all ages without judgment or expectations and draws inspiration from internationally known teachers such as Kathryn Budig, Eric Paskel, and Tias Little. "I like to say, 'there's a yoga for everyone!' My practice may be different from your practice, and that's ok, that's yoga!" Amanda teaches the Kids Yoga classes at Present Moment!