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Welcome to MY Ed!

I am a High School Health and Physical Education teacher, as well as a certified Yoga Instructor coach, wife and mom.  My true passion is empowering people of all ages with the life skills of yoga and mindfulness.  As a former high school and division I college athlete, I was fascinated with sports psychology.  After pursuing my masters in Education and Sports Science (Sports Psychology), I implemented the knowledge and skills with my varsity athletes for over 20 years! Once I retired from coaching, I found a new love and passion for yoga!  This is where I began my journey to yoga training...the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life. My mission became to develop and implement a comprehensive mindfulness, yoga, and stress management program that impacts both staff and students in the Solon City School district. This mission quickly became a reality! I delivered several presentations to district administration, leadership teams, educators, parents and stakeholders in the community on mindfulness and yoga in education.  Also with the support and encouragement of my district, I developed extensive Professional Development for staff.  Nearly 250 educators have taken one or more of the 4 mindfulness courses I've offered through Ashland University. I'm fortunate and proud to work in a state and nationally ranked school district, that also prioritizes the well being of all students and staff. Leading the district in the successful implementation of mindfulness and yoga curriculum (Pre-K to 12), is my biggest accomplishment as an educator.  Now I'm ready and excited to share mindfulness and yoga in education with you!  Let's discuss how I can support you and your journey personally, professionally or both.


Yours in Wellness,



Melissa FitzGerald
MY Ed.Founder


Experience and Certifications​

  • Health and PE Teacher-Solon High School (1994-Present)

  • Head Varsity Volleyball Coach-389 wins and 3 Time State Final 4 (21 seasons)

  • Assistant Coach-Varsity and Middle School Basketball and Varsity Cross Country

  • 200 Hr Certified Yoga Instructor-Cleveland Yoga (2017)

  • Baptiste Yoga Workshop-Baptiste Yoga Institute (2018)

  • Yoga Training Pre-K to Teen and Special Needs-Little Omie Yoga (2018)

  • Meditation Training-Ben Turshen Meditation (2018)

  • Committee and Mindfulness Initiative Leader-Solon City School District (2017-present)

  • District Speaker-PTA, OPEN, Administration, Students and Educators Pre-K to Grade 12

  • Adjunct Professor-Ashland University (2018-present)

  • 300 Hr Certified Yoga Instructor-Heartwood Yoga Institute (2020)

  • Yoga Alliance Certifications: E RYT-500 YACEP (2023)

  • Specialty Certifications-Senior Yoga, Chair Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative, and Aerial (2020) 

  • Professional Speaker-Ashland University  Educational Leadership Conference (2021)

  • Professional Speaker-North Point ESC Administrative Retreat (2021)

  • Professional Development Workshop Presenter-North Point ESC (2021)

  • Retreat Consultant and Presenter EPIC Impact Educational Group (Oklahoma 2021, Toledo, OH 2022)

  • Co-Leader 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training for Teens and Adults (Cleveland Yoga 2022)

  • Yoga and Peak Performance Coach-High School Swimmers and Club Athletes (2021-Present)

  • Mindfulness, Yoga and Stress Management Retreat Consultant and Presenter for University Hospital (Diabetes and Endocrine Department) (Present)

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