Melanie was first introduced to yoga through one of her continuing education courses for her Occupational Therapy degree. She was immediately intrigued by this powerful practice. After moving to Boston in May of 2006, Melanie found a yoga studio right next to the hospital where she worked named O2 Yoga Studio. She began practicing astanga yoga there on a daily basis and found it helped to ease her stress from working as an occupational therapist on a geriatric psych floor. She had always loved running but after spraining her ankle running through the streets of Boston, she used yoga to help heal her ankle and strengthen her body overall.