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Melanie Salvatore-August

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  • Mom of 3 boys and a black lab Mr Bodhi Sattva

  • Faculty. Lead Teacher Trainer for the Chopra 200Hr Teacher Training with the Institute of Integrated Nutrition (IIN)           

  • Owner/Founder of the MelWelltv, MelWell the OMstead and MelWell 200Hr (offering 300Hr TT with Rachel Scott/Gil Hedley Ph.D)

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

  • Founder of the Fierce Kindness Organization and Movement of NonViolence     

  • YogaWorks teacher from 2005-2023 (NYC, LA, SF and Globally Online)

  • YogaWorks Teacher Trainer/Mentor from 2009-2023

  • Has personally led over 4000 hours of in-person and 1000+ online of yoga teacher training
  • E-RYT 500, YACEP, RPYT, CTA Life Coach, ISHTA certified 500Hr Teacher, YogaWorks Certified Teacher Trainer, Certified Marma Practitioner, Chopra Yoga Trainer.

  • Reiki Master, Marma Chikitsa Energy Healer 

  • Sanskrit Chanting, Ritual and Sound Healer Musician and Facilitator

  • lululemon 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, Yogi Approved 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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