In 1996 Melanie discovered the system of yoga practicing her first asanas in a litte yoga shala in Nuremberg. In the year 2001 she got to know Ron and Ashtanga Yoga. Since then she has traveled with him to India a couple of times in order to learn with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and BNS Iyengar and deepen her practice and knowledge in this old yoga system.
Being a psychologist she got fascinated by this system which can renew the harmony in body, mind and soul. When she works as a yoga teacher or a psychotherapist she uses the knowledge and methods of modern psychology as well as the ancient wisdom of yoga.
She assists Arjuna at workshops and retreats. At AshtangaYoga.info she is a counselor.