Melanie Giusto (she/her)
"I'm interested in yoga as a practice of exploring and cultivating deep intimacy with one's self--becoming familiar with, befriending and integrating the most vulnerable parts of one's inner landscape."
I found yoga when I was twenty weeks pregnant with my second child in 2014. After experiencing severe postpartum depression with my first child, I am convinced that yoga was the catalyst in my prenatal weeks the second time around that nourished a positive connection to my inner vulnerability, my body and my baby, which allowed a fully connected and healing postpartum experience. My love of the practice led me to enroll in teacher training at The Bhakti Yoga Movement Center in 2017. In 2018, I continued to study under Shana Celnicker-Chong to include pre-natal and postpartum yoga as part of my training.
I consider myself to have a warm, nurturing and intuitive nature. I'm passionate about supporting others through intense periods of emotional, spiritual and physical transformation and I desire to inspire others toward practices of self-love, growth and healing. I have been so grateful for the many that have supported and inspired me on my own healing journey. Outside of yoga and mothering my two bright souls (three including myself), I paint abstract portraits of bones, flowers and landscapes, and am excitedly wrapped up in studies toward a career in nursing.