Melinda began practicing yoga in NYC in 1998. She holds a 500 hr advanced training certification in the tradition of ISHTA yoga under the guidance of Alan Finger. ISHTA (the integrated science of hatha, tantra, and aryuveda) provided a strong base from which she developed a keen eye for addressing the specific needs of her students. A devoted yogi, Melinda continues to practice in awe of these teachings. She currently teaches in NYC and in the Hudson Valley, specializing in identifying and catering to her students individuality. She is honored to have the opportunity to empower students to discover their own strengths in this practice.
I try to teach from my own experience - always attempting to share the discovery that yoga begins with breath, draws us into our bodies, and reminds us that, in this moment, an eternity exists of which we can all be devoted witnesses. I am passionate about designing creative and individualized practices for my students, as well as leading challenging and joyful group classes providing modifications for all levels.