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About Melissa

Writing has always been my first love. Finding inner peace has always been my deepest wish. Through mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and writing, I fuse these practices to help others connect to their own creative spark and the peace that exists within.

I am the editor of the essay collection Going OM:

Real-Life Stories on and off the Yoga Mat (Viva Editions 2014), featuring a foreword by Cheryl Strayed, and the author of two poetry chapbooks.

 

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On The Yoga Writer Blog

November 2, 2018

We are always translating our experience, on a moment to moment basis: we translate light through our eyes, we translate texture through skin, we translate energy as emotion.

Through our ears we translate music and sirens and screams and political rhetoric and poetry....

January 7, 2018

Lately, I've been leading workshops on one of my all-time favorite things to talk about -- which is talking! 

Seriously, though, as a yoga teacher, your voice is one of the most powerful tools you have. And I believe the territory poets and writers encounter through the...

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