Our Story

Your yoga journey starts here. Whether you’re new to yoga, or a novice, Hold Space Yoga Studio offers yoga classes for all levels, meditations, and workshops. Conveniently located in downtown Madison, GA. 

All classes are led by 200 hour RYT Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructors. Private and semi-private sessions are available, at an additional charge, with any of the instructors. Holding Space provides a grounded, compassionate, generous and non-judgmental presence for anyone looking for yoga. We can’t wait to share our space with you!

Meet The Team

Melissa Martin ( Instructor ) – Melissa is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher. She received her 200-hour certification (RYT 200) from Northwest Yoga Academy in the Pacific Northwest. She also holds a RYFT 200 level certification, which is a concentrated study in faith-based yoga. She is also a lead YogaFaith Trainer and certified in guided meditation.

Jenni Rom ( Instructor ) – Jenni Hayes Rom is a hometown girl who discovered yoga in 2016 through YogaFaith with our very own Melissa Martin and Denise Janeway. She is a runner (a slow one), whose running and overall health have benefited from improved flexibility, balance, and breathing techniques.​​ She received her R-YFT 200 certification in 2019, and immediately got certified in Adaptive YogaFaith as well.

Lynette Knight ( Instructor ) – Lynette has been a certified fitness instructor for almost 20 years, and has recently become a Certified
Natural Health Practitioner. She is certified in Personal Training, Group Fitness, Yoga, Barre, and Pilates. She loves sharing her knowledge with others.

Vicki Starr (Instructor) – Our very own general manager loves to get active in our classes. Mrs. Vicki is a certified spin and rip instructor.

Denise Janeway ( Instructor ) – Denise has practice yoga for 20+ years and received her certification in 2017. She has been teaching at Uptown for 5 years and loves helping her students feel the best that they can through strengthening, stretching and breathing.

Eddie Burden ( Instructor ) – Eddie became a widower in 2018 and was introduced to YogaFaith by Melissa Martin a couple of months later. He became a Certified YogaFaith Instructor in 2021 with a 200 hour RYFT certification. He has also coached multiple sports over many years and is very active in the community and the Methodist Church.

See What Others Are Saying

The staff at this gym has helped me stick with a consistent fitness routine
for the past 18 months. I haven't been this consistent ever in my entire life. The bootcamp is perfect for people, like me, that don't want to think about a routine, need accountability for showing up, and need someone to push them to bigger goals. And, I can see the results! Everyone is really friendly and knowledgeable and supportive and I have even made some new friends here. Great location, in town, too!