Melanie is a creative movement instructor who escaped the midwest for the art, community, and beautiful mountains of the pacific northwest nearly a decade ago. Melanie uses movement arts as a path for empowerment and inner-transformation for her students. She believes these intimate practices of self care help us to play out mini-struggles in a controlled and safe environment, so that we can better navigate in the world out and away from the studio. She is passionate that radical self-care and introspection can make her students empowered agents of social change, and better caretakers of their family, neighbors, and community. As a teacher, she draws heavily from circus arts, physical therapy, yoga and pilates practices. Her focus is in providing an inclusive practice that is suitable for all bodies and minds in class, and student-driven where people can choose their own journey’s through their practice.