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Melanie Salvatore-August 
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  • Mom of 3 boys and a black lab Mr Bodhi Sattva

  • Owner/Founder of the MelWell OMstead Studio and Online Classroom

  • Published author: Yoga to Support Immunity (2021), Fierce Kindness (2017), Kitchen Yoga (2015) and Sharing Fierce Kindness (2018).               

  • Founder of the Fierce Kindness Organization       

  • YogaWorks teacher since 2005 (NYC, LA, SF and Globally Online)

  • YogaWorks Teacher Trainer/Mentor since 2009

  • Has personally led over 3000 hours of in-person and 500+ online of yoga teacher training
  • E-RYT 500, YACEP, RPYT, CTA Life Coach, ISHTA certified 500Hr Teacher, YogaWorks Certified Teacher Trainer, Certified Marma Practitioner

  • Reiki Master, Marma Chikitsa Energy Healer 

  • Sanskrit Chanting, Ritual and Sound Healer Musician and Facilitator

  • lululemon legacy ambassador

  • Contributor to NPR, PBS, USA TODAY, UK's OM Yoga Meditation Life Style, Yogitimes, Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change, Elephant Journal, Women's World, For Women First, YogaJournal, lululemon, BadYogi,, Athleta, YogiToes, Chattra, YogiApproved as well as many radio shows and podcasts.

  • Presenter at the Wanderlust, Sedona Yoga Festival, The Yoga Teacher Conference, Wanderlust108SF, Napa Film Festival, lululemon HQ, WC, NYC, Vancouver, YYoga Vancouver and more

  • 31 year member of Screen Actor’s Guild and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, The North Carolina School of the Arts (Gerald Freedman Dean)

  • 4 years study of Theatre Mask under Robert Francesconi

  • 4 years study of Bagua under Felix Ivanov

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