Melisa Deane

Towson, MD 21286

Melisa Deane has been teaching Asthanga yoga, power yoga, Vinyasa Flow styles for more than twelve years. She is also a certified STOTT Pilates instructor in Baltimore, Maryland. She founded MaKa Movement, LLC and created a unique 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Yoga for Health & Fitness based on Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. The training is certified by Yoga Alliance. Melisa is director of MaKA Movement, a home-grown studio that's mission is to inspire people to be healthy and happy through movement. MaKa's focus is on small group teacher trainings, private yoga and Pilates and nutrition coaching, and corporate classes. Melisa completed her 200-hour yoga certification in Ashtanga Yoga at Yoga Hawaii in 2003 and her 500 hour yoga teacher training from SID Yoga Center in 2011. She is also also a writer, writing mostly articles on health and fitness, yoga and motherhood.

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About Me


  • Master's Degree, Global Leadership and Performance Improvement, Hawaii Pacific University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Broadcast Journalism, Boston University

Certifications / Trainings

Merrithew™ - IM or CMR - Matwork L1
Merrithew™ - IR or CMR - Reformer (L1)
NASM - Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Booty Barre® - The Booty Barre® Primary Instructor Training Course
Pending Verification
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expires: 2015-07-09 07:00:00 UTC
AFAA - Primary Group Exercise Certification
Not Verified
HOT HULA fitness® - HOT HULA fitness Certification
Not Verified
Yoga Alliance - Thai Yoga Bodywork
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Red Cross
Agency Unavailable

AED Certified

Liability Insurance

  • Fitness & Wellness Insurance Agency

Melisa's Locations

LNK Pilates

598 Cranbrooke Rd.
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Brick Bodies- Padonia

212 West Padonia Road
Timonium, MD 21093

MAKA Movement

Within 10.00 miles of 21286 (Mobile Training Radius)

Bare Hills Racquet and Fitness Club

1420 Clarkview Road
Baltimore, MD 21209

Lifebridge Health & Fitness Center

1836 Greene Tree Rd Ste 1
Pikesville, MD 21208-1381

Additional Information


$100.00 / hr, rate based on travel and services

Payment Methods

Cash , Cashier's Check , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken




3 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Nate Casses on Sep 19, 2013

    I have been practicing under Melisa for over a year now, and feel she is a prime example of what all yoga teachers should strive to be. Under her guidance my yoga practice has greatly improved. I find I'm more clear and focused, and all around more productive in my everyday life. Melisa is an awesome yoga teacher and an amazing person.
    Take a class and see for yourself.

  • by Dahli Gray on Feb 16, 2011

    Melisa helped me become pain free via a combination of pilates, yoga and personal training. If you suffer with back, shoulder, neck, knee, hip or any pain, then you need to let Melisa help you.

  • by Karen Dubs on Jan 17, 2011

    As a yoga teacher, being a yoga student is such a joy especially when practicing with a joyful, talented, passionate teacher like Melisa. She lights up the room with her smile, she has the gift of bringing out the best in her students as she challenges you... And she gives the BEST adjustments! I only wish I could practice with Melisa more. I highly recommend Melisa for both private sessions and group classes.