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 is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 and a YACEP(Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider®)
She is also certified in pre-natal yoga through Blooma and the Yoga Trapeze.
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.
Juli Schuster, RYT 200 ~Currently teaching the Dynamic Yoga All Levels class on Thursday evening.
Genevieve Fontaine, RYT 200~Teaches Core Hatha on Thursday night.
"I received my 200 hour teaching certificate in 2018 through Urban Breath Yoga. I am also an LCSW, therefore I am trauma aware and design classes specifically to lower triggers of traumatic events for Individuals. I look forward to joining the Present Moment family and leading you in building more strength!"