melanie jane parker

Melanie began practicing yoga in 2003, and initiated a daily Mysore Ashtanga practice in 2011. In addition to studying and teaching at the Shala, Melanie teaches yoga-based movement and mindfulness to young people at a public high school on the Lower East Side, and is pursuing a Master’s in Psychology with a Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Use Counseling at the New School for Social Research. She extends boundless gratitude, respect, and love to her wonderful teachers.