About Melanie Camp
In 2003 Melanie became a Certified Yoga Instructor after the death of her husband, completing Barkan Method Level 1, Level II and Level III teacher training. She credits a consistent yoga practice as the main component to her healing.
Melanie attended Yoga Kids International Phase I training in Italy in 2004 and taught yoga at Fisher Island Day School the following year. She completed her Yoga for Seniors and Yoga Therapy certification at Duke University Integrative Medicine, Durham, North Carolina in 2006. This special certification enabled her to teach at Daniel Cantor Senior Center, Fort Lauderdale.
Melanie has attended Jimmy Barkan yoga retreats in Costa Rica, Brazil, and Greece. She leads her own retreats on board Star Clipper and annually at Sundance, Utah and the Yog Sadhan Ashram in West Chicago, Illinois. She has conducted retreats in Peru, Costa Rica, and Morocco as well as on board Clipper ships in Costa Rica, Western Mediterranean, Greek Islands, Turkey and across the Atlantic Ocean with stops in Morocco, Canary Islands and St. Maarten. She is writing a book of yoga tips featuring her original oil paintings. The book is an accumulation of affirmations and yoga tips from her travels around the world. She taught yoga while traveling to SE Asia as part of a CARE International delegation following the Tsunami of 2004 and participated in the 2005 Caribbean 1500 sailboat rally teaching yoga while on board and at beaches in the British Virgin Islands. She was the guest yoga teacher at Treasure Island Resort and at Jean Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji. She practiced and taught yoga to her crew while ascending Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2007. Melanie has taught yoga in 37 countries since her certification and 20 US States.
In 2009 Melanie was invited to be a guest Yoga Instructor on Crystal Cruise's Mind, Body, Spirit themed cruises. She has sailed with Crystal from Singapore to Dubai; London to New York; the Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Brazil, Argentina and the Caribbean. She was the Yoga component on Yoga & Sail Yacht Charters as well in the Virgin Islands on board the Sophisticated Lady 55 ft. Jeanneau.
In 2016, Melanie will be leading a retreat on the west coast of Ireland in the beautiful Burren area near Galway and at Su Gologone Resort in Sardinia.
Melanie Trunkey Camp is a consultant to authors and President of her publishing company, Trunkey Publishing, Inc. Her new DVD "Sundance Healing Yoga" will be released in December, 2015 and will be available for download on her website, Artfulyoga.com.