About Me

In 2009, I took my first yoga class in high school as a senior elective. As an athlete, the poses drew me in because it reminded me of pre- and post-game stretches. From here, I periodically took yoga classes as a way to check-in with myself while getting a workout in. My yoga practice became more consistent when graduate school and life started to get real. At this stage in my life, I found myself in constant go-mode and less focused on my mental and spiritual well-being. So, I began to practice yoga more to remind myself to just breathe.

Practicing yoga has allowed me to notice where I am physically, mentally, and spiritually not just on the mat, but in life off the mat. Focusing on stillness or moving with my breath has allowed me to check-in with myself, exhale, build resilience, and importantly, remember who I am.

I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training in March 2019 at M3Yoga in Athens, Georgia and and have been teaching as a certified instructor since May 2019. I teach vinyasa yoga and pre/postnatal classes, emphasizing mindful movement. My intention is to facilitate a mind-body experience that allows students to explore their bodies through a moving meditation. My practice and teaching style is not about getting our body into uncomfortable poses or perfecting the poses. My intention is to use the poses and conscious breathing to help get into our mind, body, and spirit in order to find mental clarity in the comfortable and uncomfortable realities of life off the mat.

Studio(s) Where I Teach – Green Heart Awakening, Pendleton, South Carolina, USA

Certifications – 200 Hour in Vinyasa Yoga

20 Hour in Prenatal Yoga

100 Hour Rocket Yoga


Public Yoga Classes

Want me to instruct a public yoga class at your community center, store, brewery, retreat, or event? Public yoga classes are a great way to attract new members to your community or even expose your current community to the benefits of yoga. Rates are dependent on travel and if props, mats, and/or additional resources are needed. Classes can be developed to fit your intentions! Contact me with inquiries and for rates!

Private Group Classes

Want a group yoga class for your family, co-workers, bridal party, or team? Private group classes are a great way to have a class without worrying if group is too large for a public class. Rates start a $60 per hour for a minimum of 3 people with an additional $12 per person per hour after! Additional costs are dependent on travel and if props, mats, and/or additional resources are needed, such as rental space. Classes can be developed to fit your intentions! Contact me for more details!

**Currently only taking inquiries to teach Classes Virtually or Outdoors while following CDC Guidelines due to COVID-19**

Contact Me

Malena Yoga

Email: magye.yoga@gmail.com

Questions? Want a private yoga session? Want me to instruct a private yoga class for you and your friends, peers, bridal party or co-workers?