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The O2 Yoga Team

Who We Are

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Studio Owner & Founder

Since 2012, Melinda has accrued over 1000 hours of extensive yoga teacher training.  A large portion of her training was under world renowned teacher, Baron Baptiste, and a variety of other impeccable master teachers. 


She holds certifications in Yoga Nidra, sound healing with crystal singing bowls, and is in the midst of obtaining her breath-work and mindfulness coaching certifications.  Melinda also graduated from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching and Immersion programs in 2015.

Michele Papan

Certified Yoga Teacher

My name is Michele Papan and I am a seeker of all things authentic, holy, and True. I was born and raised in the Midwest (Chicago) but you can’t get me out of the south. I studied kinesiology in Chicago and started playing a game called “keeping up with the Jones’. I moved to Nashville in a continued pursuit of status and success. With gracious awareness, I decided to change direction and completed my Baptiste Power Yoga Teacher Training in 2017. God brought me from Nashville to the Navajo Nation where I was called to give up my worldly pursuits and lead a children’s ministry.  These two experiences, yoga and ministry, transformed me into the person I am today. Ever since, my movement and faith practices dance with one another and I love to share this dance with others. I moved to Fredericksburg 5 years ago, met my fiancé and we now operate a CrossFit gym together while raising our two little girls, Dorothy (2) and Mary Elise (6 months). I love teaching functional movement and helping people find inner attunement so that they can come home to themselves, in full knowledge of their worth, their purpose and their body’s inherent goodness. I can’t wait to meet you on our mats!


Evelyn Washburne

Certified Yoga Teacher

Bio Coming Soon!

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