About Sanctuary

our teachers

Melissa Eltringham

Abiding by the Greek origin of her name - meaning "honeybee" - Melissa buzzed around the yoga world for ten years before she was bitten by the proverbial vinyasa bug. In 2011, she completed Tom and Daphne Larkin's esteemed 200 hour program at Sanctuary for Yoga in Nashville, Tennessee and immediately started teaching in and around the Nashville vicinity.

Through a rigorous teaching schedule and dedicated self study, Melissa vows to create a yoga practice and community that firmly entrenches itself in inclusivity, never exclusivity. A 2013 Curvy Yoga certification, along with semi-annual yoga excursions to New York City to study at Dharma Yoga Center and Jivamukti Yoga help Melissa adhere to her satya, or truth: yoga benefits everybody. Every. Body.

Melissa Eltringham (E-RYT 200) is a proud mother of two sons and a rock and roll housewife of one drummer. She never eats gluten and believes that all we need is love.

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