Cultivating more connection through movement, music and bodywork, Melinda seeks to serve others in their journey to do the same drawing from several modalities.

Melinda has a Bachelors degree in Biology, Pre-Med from Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN) and is fluent in Portuguese. She has practiced yoga earnestly since 1998, in 2002 thus began her discovery of Anusara. In 2008 Melinda completed her Level I & II Teacher Training in Anusara with Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzney of Dig Yoga. For the last 11 years, Melinda has been practicing and is an instructor in the beautiful afro-Brazilian martial art of capoeira as a student of Mestre Doutor (ASCAB Capoeira). AcroYoga found her in her front yard in Flagstaff in 2005 and then again in Pennsylvania in 2008. Many immersions, workshops and classes later in three continents, Melinda became a certified AcroYoga Teacher in 2011 (TT7). She looks forward to sharing this joyful practice with anyone, especially those willing to play their edge.