Originally from Hawaii, Melanie moved to California in the late 90's and began to explore different styles of Yoga. She became a registered yoga teacher through True Nature School of Yoga in 2008, and an E-RYT500 in 2012.
With her husband Kaleo, they started Rebel & Muse, a community focused on wellness, conscious relationships and living a balanced together they bring their offerings to others through workshops, online courses, yoga retreats, music festivals, and their weekly podcast.
Melanie is on faculty at True Nature School of Yoga, where she trains yoga teachers in anatomy, Ayurveda, Yin Yoga, vinyasa, and alignment in asana, and is co-owner of Yoga Oceanside, where she teaches weekly yoga classes and offers Rebel & Muse workshops.
With both parents being composers/song writers, music was everywhere Kaleo was. The name 'Kaleo' translates to 'the voice'. Born and raised in Hawaii, he moved to Southern California with his band, Pepper, to pursue their musical career. With the success of Pepper, and years of touring and recording, it is still his great passion to deeply connect with people while sharing music. After becoming a yoga teacher, he found inspiration in bringing yoga and music together. When Kaleo is home from touring, he is active in producing, composing, and performing on tracks with upcoming bands and other artists.
Together, the Wassman's created Rebel & Muse as a way of sharing their passion for life through yoga, music, retreats, workshops, and now their own podcast: The Rebel & Muse Podcast (available on iTunes). They believe of the power of intention and manifestation, and creating you best life.
The Rebel & Muse vision is to inspire self-love and encourage balance in everyday life.