Melanie has over fifteen years of experience in the field of teaching yoga, meditation and practicing therapeutic bodywork. Her specialty is coaching individuals in developing their somatic intelligence and built-in ability to adapt and thrive. She has studied and worked with renown yoga and meditation teachers Shiva Rea, Dr. Lorin Roche and Camille Maurine. As a performing artist and teacher, she has collaborated with world-class musicians Steve Postell, Joss Jaffe, Ehssan Karimi, Yaima, and more to create large scale music and meditation events. She has also edited several books on meditation, including The Radiance Sturas and Breathtaking by Lorin Roche, PhD and is currently writing her first book. Her classes embrace an inclusive, embodied approach to meditation and yoga. She has taught to diverse populations from world class performers, athletes, CEOs, hospice patients, university students and Somali refugees in Seattle. She believes the healing of yoga and meditation practices should be accessible to all. She is a certified Prana Flow® yoga teacher, Instinctual Meditation teacher, and Meditation Secrets for Women facilitator and helps facilitate a two year meditation teacher training program in Instinctual Meditation. She holds degrees in Dance and Interdisciplinary Art and Dance from the University of Washington and graduated from the Brian Utting School of Massage.
Bellevue Washington United States
Melanie is a wonderfully skilled meditation teacher who has a special gift for translating abstract concepts and knowledge into physical motions the students can practice.
Meditation Teacher, Author of The Radiance Sutras
Licensed Massage TherapistRoundGlass Apr 2018 - Present (5 years)
Meditation Instructor, UW Mindfulness ProjectUniversity of Washington Sep 2016 - Jul 2017 (a year)
FacilitatorRADIANCE SUTRAS® MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING Jan 2010 - Present (13 years)
Teaching AssistantSamudra School of Living Yoga Jan 2009 - Dec 2020 (12 years)