Melanie Merle

“There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours.”
– Sartre

Living in the present moment isn’t unique to the philosophy of yoga, but yoga is the system I’ve found to be most supportive to the practice, and it is definitely a practice.

My first time on the mat was 20 plus years ago. In the myriad mat moments since that first savasana – because, let’s be honest, we’re in it for the savasana – I’ve enjoyed many teachers, many styles and many beautiful times. Yoga has come to inform all aspects of my life, and, on the urging of a dear friend and teacher, I stepped off my mat and began leading classes. These early experiences were primarily spent teaching teens. Eventually, I found a home teaching a variety of styles at a studio in the North Houston area: Cherry Blossom Yoga. After moving to Tulsa in January, 2016, an old friend introduced me to the Yoga Room and I’m so happy to offer myself to this community.

I still enjoy practicing all styles of yoga, though the Ashtanga and Iyengar traditions inspire my teaching, and I strive to lead a safe, breath-centered class for every body.