Melanie Cherney is the Founder of Devata Active. She’s an outdoor enthusiast, fitness lover, and certified Yoga Instructor. Inspired by her own international travel, she leads and designs her own Yoga Alliance certified teacher trainings, as well as hosts wellness retreats, free monthly community yoga classes and local workshops in Orange County, CA. Melanie is primarily a Vinyasa instructor, but she has trained in Restorative Yoga (with Judith Lasater) and Yin Yoga (at the Asheville Yoga Center). She received her 500HR Yoga Teacher Training certificate through YogaWorks. She continues to grow her own practice, finding new teachers and inspiration from all around.
Melanie also has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Art Therapy and is trained in a variety of holistic healthcare practices. Her teachings routinely reflect from her background in mindfulness, yoga, psychology, energy medicine practices, creative expression and healthy living. As a teacher, Melanie is inspired by the role that physical movement plays in personal growth and self-awareness. Her unique background gives her a diverse perspective on the mind-body connection. She believes in the value of an embodied practice to create a clear vision of one’s individual path and greater personal empowerment to achieve one’s goals.