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 minimize stress, live happier lives and find joy even when times are tough. There is always something to laugh about, and we will find it even if we have to dig it out!

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.