Mel is a yoga teacher, accredited psychotherapist and lecturer in psychology and psychotherapy. She has carried out research in the field of yoga and mental health since completing her Masters in cognitive behavioural therapy in 2008. For the last 14 years, she has been working with people who have experienced complex trauma both as a psychotherapist and yoga teacher. Much of her work includes compassionate mind and mindfulness approaches which integrate her yoga, research and psychotherapy work. Mel has been practicing yoga since her early teens and has been teaching yoga for the last 17 years in general and mental health settings, as well as training other yoga teachers from the UK and Europe in yoga and mental health.