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Are you interested in the Chakras and want to GO DEEPER?

Here is your chance!


The first weekend of every month (Friday night and half day Saturday)  we will explore one of the chakras, starting with the Root Chakra and seven months later we will end with the Crown Chakra. Have no fear, it is not required to attend every month. This is an “a la carte” type of class. You can pick and choose what exactly you want to take part in.


The first Friday of every month Melissa will be at a different yoga studio teaching a one hour class based on yoga poses that support the chakra of that month. Not a yogi? No problem! You do not have to attend that piece of the experience.


On Saturday, Melissa will lead an experience helping you connect deeper to the featured chakra. Every month will be different. We will be experiencing silent hikes, tea in the woods, learning how to love and respect ourselves, sound healing and so much more! The locations will change depending on which yoga studio is hosting that month and if the workshop is inside or hosted by Mother Nature (outside).


If you’re a Yogi looking for a practice that specifically relates to a certain chakra, the Friday night chakra experience will allow you to explore which ever chakra you are interested in learning about.

  Perhaps you are interested in having an experience that will help you connect deeper to one of your seven major chakras. Well then, join us on Saturday for the workshop designed to do just that.


Quick break down:

February: Root Chakra, LAM Yoga, New Hartford  THANK YOU LAM! 
March: Sacral Chakra, Blue Dandelion Yoga, Winsted THANK YOU BLUE DANDELION! 
April: Solar Plexus, Akasa, Thomaston THANK YOU AKASA!
May:Heart Chakra, Charym, Litchfield
June: Throat Chakra, Ed Cleveland, Gong Bath, Location TBD
July: Third Eye: Woodbury Yoga 
August: Crown: Salt of the Earth Spa, Woodbury, CT  

Try yoga at one of these studios and help grow our yoga tribe!
Thank you to all that are taking part in this experience! What a beautiful way to connect our yoga community! 




Heart Chakra Host: Charym 

174 West Street

Litchfield, CT 06759


FRIDAY 5/3: 6:00-7:30 pm

Heart Opening Yoga Practice

Join Melissa for a gentle heart opening yoga flow that will allow you to open your heart. Starting at a physical level the asanas will help you feel the muscles expand and open in your chest and upper back. Continuing the flow of movement we will expand and create space in the heart on an energetic level as well. 

$25 + tax

SATURDAY 5/4: 10:00am-1:00pm 

Take time out to nurture and love yourself. Melissa will guide you through a morning of self care and self love. 

We will start with an opening meditation based around self love which will lead into a Hawaiian mantra repeated to your reflection to encourage a deep level of love, forgiveness, understanding and gratitude. Upon finishing our mantra chant we will pause to fully feel the new relationship we are creating with self that is based on a foundation of love and respect. A love letter written to ourselves will seal these feelings into a moment in time that we will always be able to reflect back to. With our hearts wide open, we will move into creating our “circle of love” bullseye board. Through images from magazines, words, and pictures, we will create a vision of what is at the center of love for each of us (what is love?) and create layers of inspirational, supportive pictures and words that will bring us to our own individual vision of love. 

$50 + tax


$65 + tax

Follow Melissa to experience the FULL Chakra Experience Journey with her next destination with Ed Cleveland for a sound healing meditation with gongs and singing bowls on 6/1 with a focus on the Throat Chakra.

Sign up here for the HEART Chakra Experience













Women’s Sacred Circle




 Our mission:
To create unity and friendship.
 We aim to create a fun and inviting atmosphere for women to gather each month to feel supported and experience new opportunities.  Each month we start by opening the group with smudging and reiki. We move into time to share about what’s on our minds, followed by setting our own personal intention.  We focus on spiritual growth through discussion, meditation, creating and learning ways of staying happy, healthy and positive.


Reiki Certification Classes






Reiki Level One :


Pre-registration is required.

$245 (this includes The William Lee Rand $20 manual fee for level 1 & 2)

Melissa also has a manual that she has created as an easy reference guide that is also included in the above price

Class Highlights:
Smudge Ceremony
Talking stick time
Candle of intension
Guided Meditation
History of Reiki/Usui Lineage
What is Reiki & how does it work
Reiki Level One Attunement
Hand positions
Practice time on others and yourself
Final meditation to close our time together
Fresh spring water, herbal tea and light snacks are complimentary!

Reiki Level Two: 


Pre-registration is required.

$225 (pre requisite: Level One)

Class Highlights:

Smudge Ceremony
Talking stick time
Candle of intension
Guided Meditation
Basic overview of the chakras
Reiki Level Two Symbols and their meanings
Koki-Ho: using Reiki with breath
Jacki-Kiri Jika-ho: the process of cutting negative energy from objects
Gyoshi-ho: reiki with your eyes
Enkaku Chiryo: Sending distance reiki through a picture or by writing the persons name on paper
Reiki Level Two Attunement
Practice time



 Advanced Reiki Training (ART)  & Reiki Master Training


 Intensive Intuitive Course with Melissa Pressmar & Carly Hilliard

    • Smudging, smudge fans & aura clearing 


    • Meditation & transformational breath work 


    • Crystal healing and distance healing with crystal grids 


    • Channeling & mediumship


    • Healing the inner child 


  • Shamanic journey to connect to your guides

This class will help you to get in touch with your intuition and form a deep sense of trust with yourself. You will also connect with the inner child inside of you that is looking for attention, affection and healing.  Along with meeting for 4 hours each week you will be required to do home study/self care of the Inner Child through meditations and journaling. It’s time to let go and move forward with ease and grace. This intensive course will not only connect you with your fellow peers,  but it will connect you deeply with you! Step into your power and let go of fear.