Melissa Anderson "Padma" -- is a student and teacher of Ashtanga Yoga. Melissa began learning Ashtanga in 1983 in Hawaii. Living the daily practice for a year and a half transformed her life.
In 1986, K. Pattabhi Jois gave Melissa his blessing to teach Ashtanga, following the completion of Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Yoga Teacher Training at the Mount Madonna Center with Baba Hari Dass. Melissa currently lives in Los Angeles. She teaches classical Ashtanga Yoga as well as Restoratives and Yoga Therapy, and is a Certified Restorative Yoga Trainer. )