Melanie has over ten years of experience teaching yoga, meditation and twelve years of experience as a massage therapist. She holds degrees in Dance and Interdisciplinary Art and Dance with a focus on Public Art from the University of Washington and graduated from the Brian Utting School of Massage. She is certified to teach hatha yoga by Shiva Rea, trained as a meditation instructor by Dr. Lorin Roche, PhD, author of the Radiance Sutras, and is a certified facilitator of the Meditation Secrets for Women, developed by Camille Maurine.
In addition to serving as a teacher training program and mentor, Melanie is the co-creator of Radiance Sutras Vinyasa, an embodied approach to meditation based on the skills of meditation inherent to all lineages of yoga. Her classes embrace an open approach to meditation that beneficial for anyone who wishes to develop a meditation practice or compliment an existing practice. Melanie has taught many diverse populations such as world class athletes, hospice patients, UW Yogis and Somali refugees and believes the healing of yoga and meditation practices should be accessible to all.