Melanie lead me through twenty yoga practices over ten days during my stay in the Dominican Republic, no two classes were the same and each one offered exactly what I hope for in a practice. While I very much enjoy the physical aspects of a challenging yoga practice I am always especially grateful when the instructor can get in my head with a little piece of wisdom, or remind me of a healthy perspective. Melanie is a competent and skilled instructor second and a beautiful spirit first. There is an air of vulnerability about her that makes the wisdom she shares easy to relate to and to receive. She can and will lift your spirit and lead you smoothly through each vinyasa. Melanie lead our yoga practices in an open-air studio that over-looked a caribbean beach (paradise right?) and what I found extremely impressive was that her instruction never detracted or distracted from the natural beauty all around us, on the contrary I felt her classes were perfectly attuned to our environment and elevated the overall experience. Thank you Melanie for adding value to the love I have for yoga!