Melanie is an E-RYT200 / RYT500, a Certified Aqua Kriya Yoga Teacher and a native of the Tampa Bay area who first discovered the power and serenity that comes from yoga when she was a ‘tween’. Her life long love of music, nature, and service to community are all threads that can be found woven into her unique, yet authentic approach to yoga. After following a self-taught path of practice since 1980, she began formal teacher training in 2006, completing her 200 hour training in the Kriya Yoga tradition. Subsequently, she has taught over a 1200 hours in a variety of venues including YMCAs, offices, outdoors and privates. All along the way she has continued to study with senior teachers in a variety of lineages, accruing over 150 contact hours of additional training. (Check out her Yoga Alliance page for details.)
In May of 2015 she completed the 300 hr advanced training in Therapeutic Yoga for Teachers with Catherine Deans at Halfmoon Yoga in Tallahassee, where she also currently resides. Presently, she is continuing individual studies in therapeutic applications of yoga with Catherine. She regularly travels back to her childhood home in Oldsmar, and is actively seeking private students in the bay area that may have special needs not addressed in a regular class, and who are seeking individualized instruction.
Teaching Days: Sunday, Saturday, Friday, Monday