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Melanie Cherney is a passionate Yoga Instructor, fitness lover, outdoor enthusiast and the Founder of Devata Active. She leads Yoga Teacher Trainings and Retreats around the world, in addition to her weekly classes and local workshops. She has the highest Yoga Teacher designation from Yoga Alliance, E-RTY500, and continues to be a student of the practice finding teachers to learn from wherever she goes.
In addition to her Yoga training, Melanie has a Master's in Clinical Psychology and Art Therapy and is trained in a wide range of holistic healthcare practices. During her time working as a psychotherapist, Melanie worked in a variety of treatment settings, including community mental health clinics, substance abuse and eating disorder treatment centers, within the public school system and private practice.
As a teacher, Melanie draws from her background in mindfulness, yoga, psychology, energy medicine practices, creative expression and healthful living. Melanie is inspired by the role that movement plays in personal growth and self-awareness. Her diverse background gives her a unique perspective on the mind-body connection and the value of an embodied practice to create a clearer vision of one's path and greater empowerment to achieve it.