Learn more about Mel below:
As a student of some fabulously-brutally honest girlfriends, world travel, her awesome adviser, and various Yogis and Yoginis, Yogic philosophy runs through her veins and lungs. Mel believes that immersing herself in other cultures furthers her understanding of human behavior in both mind and body. She’s lived in Taiwan, traveled to Japan, Indonesia, and India, and has been to 44 US states – and the other six are on her bucket list. One of her favorite Yoga experiences was in India where, instead of the traditional Yogi bath in the Ganges, she kayaked in its northern Class IV rapids with a Brahman river guide. She recently completed her graduate work at George Mason University in Religion, Culture & Values with a focus on Conflict Analysis & Resolution while studying Indian philosophy, psychology and somatic skills in conflict. While living in the DC area she wrote a Yoga column for an online newspaper, and some of her articles have been published in elephant journal. She is a Yoga entrepreneur, paddleboarder, hiker, Buddhaphile, oenophile and smartass. Her latest project is to open a tutoring-mentoring center for middle school students teaching critical thinking and writing. She is grateful to hang her Yoga hat at The Yoga Mat.