Anjali Power Yoga
Melanie McGovern was introduced to yoga in 2000 and was immediately hooked. She loved the mental and physical challenge that it gave her. Within a year of regular practice, she knew that her yoga journey would blossom into so much more. She became certified in 2002 and has had the amazing opportunity of teaching in Minnesota, Hawai’i, and New Jersey.
Melanie’s natural curiosity has allowed her to take classes in a variety of different styles including Anusara, Bikram, and Vinyasa. This exploration allowed her to find Power Vinyasa Yoga. For Melanie, Power Vinyasa Yoga gave her both the physical and mental workout in a safe, fun, and challenging way. She completed a 200 hour certification with Johnna Smith in 2011.
Melanie encourages her students to enjoy the practice as much as they can and to aim for the integration of practice and daily lives. She often tells her students that “Your practice does not stop once you leave your mats. Anytime you are breathing and reminding yourself to stay in the present moment, you are practicing yoga.”
Melanie had the opportunity to travel to Kenya during the summer of 2012 to complete a service project with Africa Yoga Project. She, along with fellow volunteers, leaders, and AYP teachers, built a school in the Masai village of Amboseli. This service project opened up Melanie’s heart and mind to endless opportunity and love. She considers the Africa Yoga Project community as part of her family and she knows that they feel the same.
When she is not on her mat, Melanie can be found hanging out with her husband at their home in Collingswood, spending time with her friends and family, or teaching 4th and 6th grade Science to her students in West Philadelphia.