About Melissa

Hi, I’m Melissa Garcia, founder of Roots to Wings Collective, a 300-hour certified yoga teacher and eternal optimist. I believe in magic and that there is no such thing as too much glitter!

Life is quite the journey, and it can be so easy to get swept up in the everyday hustle and forget who we are. I created Roots to Wings Collective to help you get grounded and deeply rooted in who you truly are so that you can remember that you have wings and are meant to FLY.

I hold space for connection, creativity, and celebration, through movement, meditation, energy work, and intentional rituals. May you feel seen, acknowledged, and honored from a place of love and support.

Yoga instructor, Melissa Garcia, in a field laughing
Yoga instructor, Melissa Garcia, in a field laughing

“Melissa is such an amazing guide who shines her light and love onto others. Her curiosity allows her to tailor her sessions to what her clients are needing and hold a beautiful space for them. She’s a shoulder to lean on and a great supporter. Be ready for an awakening when you get to work with her.”

~ Meggan

“Melissa has a profound way of creating a beautiful container that will guide you through the most magical, genuine, and heartfelt experience you could imagine. Her words and the music she chooses without fail make me cry but in the best way possible. The light she possesses in her heart will radiate through you as she makes you feel loved, seen, and capable of doing anything you put your mind to. I simply can’t recommend her enough! All my love and admiration.”

~ Kaitie

“Melissa offers a safe space to express yourself, feelings, fears, love… She listens to your concerns and hopes and designs a time devoted to you. With guided mediation, movement through simple yoga poses, journaling, crying, dancing… your time with her finds you gaining confidence, being heard, and feeling all the feels as you move through the growing/healing process.”

~ Pamela