Melissa Forbes is an artist, yogini, author, teacher, and world traveler. She is the creator of Mandala paintings, artwork for meditation, awakening, grounding, and teaches art yoga workshops worldwide. A yoga professional, Melissa is a graduate of American Viniyoga Institute, Heart of Yoga RYT 200, Suluk Academy, Four Winds Society, was the recipient of a Pollack-Krasner grant, and five-year scholarship at the National Academy. She was an adjunct professor at University of New Haven, teaching art in Saudi Arabia. She is also the author of “No Teaching Yoga”. Through mandala as a true yoga practice, Melissa continues to share her knowledge and gifts in order to help others awaken to their true purpose in life and to foster the connection between all people and things.