Melanie’s journey with yoga began when she was a teenager, taking classes with her dad in her native Switzerland. No matter where her path brings her, yoga centers her and helps her to be mindful of what matters most. She loves the challenge, loves that it’s never the same, loves the calm and the strength she has found in her practice.
For over 20 years, Melanie has continued her study of and passion for yoga. This passion, in combination with her love of children, inspired her to receive her Kids Teaching Certification from Sun Yoga England (under the direction of Jacqueline Koay). She then decided to expand her teaching to adults and received her 200 hour, Mommy & Me, Prenatal and Restorative Training Certifications from Yoga Haven in Tuckahoe (under the direction of Betsy Kase). Her students describe her as a very nurturing, caring and attentive teacher who can quietly and gently touch them, physically and emotionally, leaving them feeling relaxed, grounded, and at peace. No matter what level or ability, she has an effortless manner that makes each student feel comfortable with what they achieve and inspired to grow stronger. Expanding her knowledge of the healing arts, Melanie discovered the benefits of Reiki. She studied with Reiki Master Ginny Mackles and is now a Reiki Practitioner. She is very grateful and blessed to have found her passions in life.