Melylah Botté Smith

Melylah has been sharing her love of yoga and wellness with womxn along their pregnancy, birthing, and parenting journey since 2008.  Her teaching style encourages students to tap into their inner teacher, ancestral wisdom, and listen to their bodies, allowing the practice to meet them exactly where they are, at that moment.

Noticing the yoga and wellness community did not reflect back her diverse background, just like the corporate America she left, she seeks to cultivate space that supports and empowers Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC).  
Yoga found Melylah in 1999 when she moved to San Francisco and received her 200- hour teaching certificate in 2007 and Prenatal certification through Mama Tree in 2008.  She also holds certifications in Kids Yoga; Infant Massage and Bonding Educator; Aromatherapy; and is a Doula Trainee; Trauma Conscious teacher training participant; and is working towards her 500 Hour with Janet Stone Yoga.
Melylah is forever grateful for Jane Austin’s classes, heart, Mama Tree training, and wisdom.