YOGA + INSPIRATION
Founded on the principle that all yoga practices are inspirational and that everyone can practice yoga, we hope to inspire, to motivate, and to share our positive outlook with the world. We recognize that yogis come in every shape, age, color and size; with different levels of expertise; and from a lifetime of memories and experiences that shape and inform their unique practice. Our goal is to supplement that practice with yoga tips, wellness suggestions, healthy recipes & more. If you have a love for yoga, a unique perspective and want to join our team, we're just an email away!
Melissa (Melis) Eckman is a health & wellness personality, model, entrepreneur, writer and yoga & fitness teacher living in Los Angeles, CA.
Having worked in Corporate America as a Certified Public Accountant for over 6 years, Melis found a creative outlet when she began teaching barre exercise classes before her 10 hour work day in accounting. She realized what an impact health & wellness has on people’s lives and wanted to share with like-minded people in hopes of building a positive community.
Digital producer: Morgan Venezia
Morgan Venezia is an ethical vegan and mindful yogi currently living in Hollywood, CA. As an Army Wife, she has learned the value of gratitude & making the most of every moment. She seeks to inspire others by sharing yoga tips, motivational quotes and mindfulness practices on her Instagram. Morgan credits yoga, veganism and meditation with transforming her outlook on life. Her mission to break free from her unhealthy lifestyle began when she read the quote, “Most people have no idea how good their bodies are designed to feel.” The more she practices yoga and feeds her body plant-based nourishing fuel, the more she finds that quote to be true!
FOOD + RECIPES CONTRIBUTOR: ASHLEY VELASQUEZ
Ashley Velasquez is a trained psychotherapist, yogi, and a green smoothie, dark chocolate, cashew cheese loving kind of girl. She works at her local community hospital, leading groups on positive life changes, breath work and meditation techniques. Yoga completely transformed Ashley's life and she recently completed her 200 RYT Yoga Teacher Training and is teaching Ashtanga Yoga at Monterey Yoga. She lives in a little beach cottage with her husband in Pacific Grove, CA, and firmly believes the simple pleasures in life are the most extraordinary. Ashley's personal blog, Happiness | Collective was founded to share daily inspiration for happy living mind, body & spirit.
Cally Johnson-Isaacs is a children’s book illustrator based in the U.K. She lives in a cottage by the sea and is surrounded by constant inspiration for her art. Vast, soft, sandy beaches and old English castles provide the perfect backdrop for her daily yoga practice. She believes a playful attitude to life and a simple, ethical, self-sustaining lifestyle is the key to true contentment. As well as long walks on the beach with her partner Phil and their little dog, Jasper. Cally shares her yoga art and pictures of her beautiful surroundings on her Instagram.