Free book program from Kellogg’s and Walmart!
Save the date! Yoga is moving to Wednesday! Join us the first Wednesday of the month for evening story time and yoga! Meet Melissa Hamilton, library board member and yoga instructor!
Melissa, a former ballet dancer, holds a Degree in Early Childhood Education, and maintains current State Police, Childline Child Abuse, and FBI Clearances. Additionally, holding current CPR, and First Aid certifications. She worked for a number of years with a local school district in a Special Education setting, and has actively volunteered for a number of years with her communities Wellness Committee Events, her local Library’s Yoga Story time, and has taught a local School Districts Junior High, and High School Yoga Program. She has practiced yoga for over ten years. Her love of yoga first blossomed when she practiced Mommy and Me yoga with her daughter Zoey which was offered at a local Park during her infancy. Since that time Melissa has embarked on wonderful a yoga journey. In 2015 she achieved certification through Child Light Yoga, 2016 brought her certification in the Hatha Philosophy of Yoga & Most recently she studied with Janet Stone in San Francisco during a family trip to California. She is a wife, and the mother of eight wonderful children who love to do yoga with her.
Her goal is to introduce yoga to children at an early age to better enable them with techniques to deal with the stresses of daily life. Melissa is a firm believer that yoga is an essential part of a healthy life – “The Yoga philosophy brings ones mind, body, and soul into complete balance. It’s learning how to be flexiable inside and out. I have seen first hand through my former classroom work, and in my own children how Yoga, Ayurveda, and Meditation when taught to children at an early age can be a foundation, and lifelong tool that can assist with nutrition, focus, coordination, and a healthy way to self regulate emotion and stress. Like a lotus travels through mud to blossom, our children are on a journey where they will blossom into adults.”
She also describes Yoga as a universal language that can assist parents, teachers and caregivers when working with patients, the elderly, special needs children and individuals (especially those that are non-verbal) to bring comfort.
When Melissa is not on her mat she enjoys spending time, and traveling with her family, working in her garden, reading anything she can get her hands on, experimenting with cooking, and essential oils, or daveling with various arts and crafts projects.
She also loves volunteering with Stray Cat Blues Rescue, and as an ambassador for both International Kids Yoga Day held in April annually, and for the LBBC’s Raise and Reach Day for Breast Cancer held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art annually in May.
She looks forward sharing The Yoga Philosophy with you and your Little Lotuses!
The Oley Valley Community Library will be closed tomorrow, 3/14. Enjoy the snow! ❄️❄️❄️