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Melinda Abbott

Yoga Ambassador


Current City

New York, NY, United States

Large_melindaMelinda Abbott is a yoga teacher, adjunct lecturer, fitness freak, doctoral candidate, veggie lover and pit bull terrier mom who is constantly moving, learning and motivating others to break a sweat!

Melinda’s yoga experience dates back 20 years to that first fateful class where she fell asleep in savasana and realized she had never before stopped to simply breathe and be in her body. Since then, she has completed over 600 hours of yoga training, at Integral Yoga (2005), Jivamukti Yoga (2012) and Pure Yoga. Melinda is grateful to have studied under some truly remarkable teachers including Sharon Gannon, David Life, Scott Harig, Shana Swanson and many more.

While teaching Early Childhood Wellness and Intro to Nutrition at Hostos Community College in the South Bronx, Melinda is also working toward her doctoral degree in Health Education at Columbia University (anticipated summer 2016). Melinda can be found leading sold-out classes 15 times a week at NYC’s world-class fitness club Equinox, as well as workshops and international retreats. In the spirit teaching from a place of truth, Melinda is dedicated to maintaining her physical fitness and pursuing a path of spiritual growth. She embraces life with abundant, loving and generous energy.