Captivated by the deep mind-body "shimmer" of her own practice and keen for more, Melanie completed her teacher training with Colleen McFall and the Columbus School of Yoga in 2019. She knows yoga takes courage and thrives on being in a brave space where people feel empowered to explore themselves more deeply. Yoga has long supported Melanie's mental and physical health, inspired her confidence and calm, and nurtured treasured relationships. Weaving together Vinyasa and Hatha approaches, she guides her students to tune in and discover their own deep experience, and find the confidence and calm she exudes.
I’ve always wanted more yoga! More time on my mat, more classes, more of the goodness that comes with regular practice. Warm, welcoming and wise teachers have kindled my desire to create space where people feel empowered to connect and explore themselves more deeply.
Open the door and you’ll feel it! The space is inviting, full of light, shape and color. Danja staff and students convey curiosity, warmth and trust that make me feel valued and at ease.
Tune in and notice what you’re feeling.
My brain doesn’t do favorites 🙂 It’s a tie between high crescent lunge (my go-to pose for feeling stronger, looser and more alive) and any version of cobra (my current sweet spot).
The Sivananda Companion to Yoga (Lucy Lidell) - a quiet little book that provided my first glimpse into the world of yoga. I also love The Four Agreements (Miguel Ruiz) which weave together nicely with the first 2 limbs of yoga, the Yamas and Niyamas.
I like to rock! I play with an all-mom rock band called Trachete (rhymes with machete), do vocals and percussion with the Rolling Holms (a Rolling Stones cover band) plus my husband and I play as a duo on occasion.
I grew up hiking and camping, exploring rural and urban natural spaces. My family and dogs do a lot of outdoor stuff together and I’m very grateful that all of them love it too!