Melanie M


My childhood best friend brought me to a hot yoga class in 2013.

Favorite quote:  “Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots.

Happiness gives branches.
Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots.
In fact, it is always in proportion.
That’s its balance.”

Favorite pose: Handstand

Favorite song: Lives to live – Random Rab

The biggest gift yoga has given me is balance. The tendency to lean into extremes is natural for me. And my yoga practice has taught me to find the sweet spot in every aspect of life.