melanie jane parker

Melanie began practicing yoga in 2003, and initiated a daily Mysore Ashtanga practice in 2011. she taught yoga and mindfulness at a public 6-12 school on the LES from 2013 until 2018, and continues to develop curricula aimed at weaving yoga-based wellness principles into everyday life and work. she is pursuing a master’s in psychology (with a concentration in mental health and substance abuse counseling) at the new school for social research, where her research interests lie in how the body/embodiment plays a role in mental health, mental illness, and therapeutic modalities. as a teacher, melanie is committed to establishing a warm and supportive environment for all students and their integrative processes. she extends boundless gratitude, love, and respect to her kind and brilliant teachers.