Balance Within You has joined together with local yoga studios to bring you …




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! WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE! 
March: Sacral Chakra, Blue Dandelion Yoga, Winsted
April: Solar Plexus, Akasa, Thomaston
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! 




10 Bridge Street
Mad River Lofts, Loft 12
Winsted, CT 06098 


March 1 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Yoga for the Sacral Chakra.

March 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mantra, Chakra Dance & Creative Painting Workshop.

The Svadhisthana Chakra also known as the Sacral Chakra is the second of the seven major chakras. The energy of this chakra allows you to let go, to move, and to feel change and transformation occurring within your body. It allows you to experience this moment as it is, in its own fullness.

Friday night March 1st Melissa will guide you with Yoga Postures made specifically for the Sacral Chakra. These yoga postures will tap into letting go and tuning into our creative energies. Karen of Cairn Healing Touch Reiki who is also a Reiki Master will be joining Melissa on Friday night to assist with any Reiki support during the class.

On Saturday March 2nd Melissa will guide you into a deeper understanding of the Sacral Chakra with a partnering of Mantra, Chakra Dance & Creative Painting Workshop. A journey into our many layers of creativity.


You can attend just one day or both days at Blue Dandelion Yoga in March. See the pricing breakdown below:

Registering for both March 1 (Class) & March 2 (Mantra, Chakra Dance, Creative Art) is $42.00

Sacral Chakra Yoga Class on May 1st is $19.00 (Friday Only)

Sacral Chakra Mantra, Chakra Dance & Creative Art on March 2nd is $37.00 (Saturday Only)

Preregistration is required….. limited space. All levels of yoga welcome.

Sign up here for the Sacral 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.