melanie jane parker

Melanie began exploring asana and meditation in 2003, and initiated a daily Mysore Ashtanga practice in 2011. For the past three years, she has been fortunate enough to teach yoga-based Health and Wellness to middle and high school students at a public school in Manhattan. Melanie is particularly interested in how asana, pranayama, and meditation can support every aspect of everyday life—functional movement, somatic experience, sensory integration, and ethical conduct—and how every aspect of everyday life shows up in formal yoga practice. She extends unending gratitude and respect to her skilled, patient, and compassionate teachers: Barbara Verrochi, Kristin Leigh, Eddie Stern, and Genevieve Kapuler.