Melanie started practicing yoga seriously after accepting a friend’s dare to join a 30-Day Baptiste yoga challenge in 2013. The consistent practice created space for cultivating openness and peace during a difficult time in her life and she’s never looked back! Moving from yoga being “just another workout” to learning the power of connecting the mind, breath, and body, Melanie is forever a student and aims to inspire her students to accept themselves wherever they are in each moment: nothing more and nothing less.

In spring 2017, Melanie completed her RYT 200 hour teacher training program at Active Sol after being a 2016 Ogilvy PLAY grant recipient. The grant, open to submission by employees of global advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather, sponsored her training as part of an effort to inspire and cultivate creative passion. In return, you can also find Melanie teaching yoga to her fellow co-workers each week to help reduce stress in a healthy way