Melanie is a passionate and creative Vinyasa Yoga instructor. Upon completion of her first teacher training in 2007, Melanie spent a year teaching and exploring the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Here she did quite a bit of traveling, soul searching, and working with people from all over the world. Since then she has taught in studios, spas and a variety of other spaces both on the East and West coasts. Melanie has a deep love for Yoga, and believes wholeheartedly that taking care of one’s body is essential to living a happy life. A transplant from the deep South, she also enjoys nature, hiking with her dog Humphrey, and trying new things. Melanie’s classes focus on the foundations of Yoga and the principles of alignment, with a lighthearted approach. She is also a certified Holistic Health Counselor with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Through Yoga, Melanie hopes to inspire others to slow life down, open their hearts and find a connection with the body.