About Mel Highlights:

• Mama of three boys and avid sky watcher.

• Author of 3 published books, new book June 2021.

• Founder of the Fierce Kindness Organization www.fiercekindness.org

• YogaWorks at Home Teacher and Teacher Mentor

• Has led over 20 200-hour YogaWorks teacher trainings since 2009

• 30+ years experience in teaching fitness and creative arts classes

• 12 years as YogaWorks Teacher Trainer 200hr TT & 300hrTT

• 10 years YogaWorks Advanced Yoga Teacher Mentor

• Featured teacher/ writer contributor on platforms such as USA TODAY, Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change, lululemon, YogaWorks.com, Athleta, YogiToes, BadYogi, YogiApproved as well as radio show Conversations with Vicki St Clair.

• Wanderlust, Yoga and Corporate Wellness Conference Presenter/ Speaker

• Certified Reiki Master in the Usui Lineage
• Certified Theta Healing Practitioner with THINK Institute

• Certified Yoga Life Coach with CTA

• 30 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

• 4 years study of Theatre Mask under Robert Francesconi

• 4 years study of Bagua under Felix Ivanov


Yoga is a living tradition & Mel is thankful to her direct influences:


ISTHA Yoga Lineage thru founder Yogi-Raj Alan Finger 



YogaWorks Lineage thru founders Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller & Alan Finger  https://www.yogaworks.com/about/our-history/


Mark Whitwell https://www.heartofyoga.com/mark-whitwell/about/


Sri Vidya tradition thru Himalayan Institute; Jon Janaka sanskritist direct teacher https://www.himalayaninstitute.org/about/

Yoga, Marma and Ayurvedic Studies; Indu Arora mentor teacher https://www.yogsadhna.com/