Featured Class

New Back Care Basics Class with Melva Max
Fridays, 12:15–1:15pm
Begins on January 5, 2018

We are very excited to announce that Melva Max is joining our faculty! Beginning January 5th, Melva will be teaching a lunchtime Back Care Basics class on Fridays, 12:45–1:45pm. Melva is a wonderful teacher with a warm and welcoming manner who has assisted Deborah Wolk and subbed many classes at Samamkaya for the last several years. We are so pleased to officially welcome her to our community!

Melva Max came to the mat initially seeking relief from sciatica brought about by years of waitressing in her Chelsea restaurant, La Lunchonette. As her practice deepened, it enriched her life. Melva yearned to impart her passion for yoga and guide others in the transformation that is yoga. She completed her teacher training in 2011 at the Iyengar Institute of New York with James Murphy. After being certified, she began assisting Deborah Wolk in both her Yoga & Scoliosis and Back Care classes. In addition to studying therapeutics with Deborah Wolk, Melva has studied extensively with Genny Kapuler in New York and Faeq Biria, Senior Iyengar teacher in Paris, France. Melva is grateful to all of her teachers, especially her students.