Melissa Echevarria is an E-RYT 200 hour and certified Level One Baptiste yoga instructor. Her curiosity led her to her first yoga class, to her first teacher training and now to Casa Vinyasa. Melissa has been teaching yoga throughout South Florida to yogis, top athletes, and patients with Parkinson’s disease for over four years. She incorporates her experiences and training with Yogalete, Mastery of Restorative yoga, Fascia Release, and Yin yoga into her classes. Melissa is committed to showing her teachers and students their own greatness. She creates a space for all beings to feel love and self-acceptance through a vigorous practice as a pathway to discover one’s true power.
Lizzy Chiappy is a Miami native who grew up in motion and movement. Throughout her years, Lizzy moved through dance, cheerleading, and tennis. Her active lifestyle led her to a career in the health and fitness industry in 2010. Lizzy is certified as an E-RYT 500-hour yoga instructor and Pilates instructor through Polestar Pilates and The Pilates Method Alliance. Lizzy also founded Yogalete, a prescriptive yoga program for athletes. Her passion for incorporating yoga into athletes’ trainings, led her into the university classroom, as an adjunct professor teaching an accredited course for the University of Miami. Lizzy served as a lululemon athletica ambassador for the Coral Gables, FL community from April 2016- August 2018. She is dedicated to guiding and growing teachers and students on their journey.