About Bloom Yoga

Melissa Krieger
Hi! My name is Melissa and I'm a friendly, down-to-earth yoga instructor and personal trainer based in Victoria, BC. I've worked in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years. I earned my certification as a Personal Trainer in 2000 and as a yoga instructor in 2005. I love teaching and have taught over 10,000 hours of yoga instruction. I teach in-person yoga classes through Recreation Oak Bay and livestream on Zoom from my living room.

I'm passionate about helping my students. I help people stay active, age well and reduce stress.  

I've been a teacher on doyogawithme.com - a yoga site that features free, high quality online classes - since 2010. I've produced two Yoga4Strength DVDs, the original Yoga4Strength DVD in 2009 (view the trailer here) and Yoga4Strength with Weights DVD in 2014 (view the trailer here). I had a weekly television segment on CHEK TV’s 'Island 30' show from January 2010 to June 2011. I designed the segment, Serenity and Strength, to give viewers an easy-to-follow exercise they can safely do at home.

I was nominated for the BCRPA (British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association) Personal Trainer of the Year in 2005 and selected as a Lululemon ambassador in 2007. I presented at The BCRPA Island Fitness Conference in 2012 and 2013 and at the Victoria Yoga Conference in 2014, 2015 and 2016. I've taught as a guest instructor for Camosun College's Athletics and Recreation program, the now closed MokSana Yoga as well as Ajna Yoga.

I worked extensively with physiotherapist Jodi Ganton, who specializes in helping patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. We created a series of workshops that teach participants healthy bladder habits. We presented our to hundreds of people a year in greater Victoria. We are currently taking a break from these workshops but I still use lots of this knowledge in my classes.