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About Mel Highlights:

• Mama of three boys and avid sky watcher.

• Author of 3 published books, most recent Yoga to Support Immunity, June 2021

• Founder of the Fierce Kindness Organization

• YogaWorks at Home Teacher and Teacher Mentor

• Has led over 20 200-hour YogaWorks teacher trainings since 2009

• 30+ years experience in teaching fitness and creative arts classes

• 12 years as YogaWorks Teacher Trainer 200hr TT & 300hrTT

• 10 years YogaWorks Advanced Yoga Teacher Mentor

• Featured teacher/ writer contributor on platforms such as Healthline, Yoga Journal, Women's Health, USA TODAY, UK's OM Yoga Meditation Life Style, Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change, lululemon,, Athleta, YogiToes, BadYogi, YogiApproved as well as radio show Conversations with Vicki St Clair.

• Wanderlust, Yoga and Corporate Wellness Conference Presenter/ Speaker

• Certified Reiki Master in the Usui Lineage

• Certified Marma Practitioner under Indu Arora
• Certified Theta Healing Practitioner with THINK Institute

• Certified Yoga Life Coach with CTA

• 30 year member of Screen Actor’s Guild and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

• Bachelor of Fine Arts, The North Carolina School of the Arts

• 4 years study of Theatre Mask under Robert Francesconi

• 4 years study of Bagua under Felix Ivanov


Yoga is a living tradition & Mel is thankful to her direct influences:


ISTHA Yoga Lineage thru founder Yogi-Raj Alan Finger


YogaWorks Lineage thru founders Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller & Alan Finger


Mark Whitwell


Sri Vidya tradition thru Himalayan Institute; Jon Janaka sanskritist direct teacher

Yoga, Marma and Ayurvedic Studies; Indu Arora mentor teacher

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