Melanie Burns is the Chief Operating Officer of Anatomy Trains and Director of Anatomy Trains Europe and UK, with a 20 year career in international business, working with Digital Equipment Corporation, IBM, Microsoft and Cisco. She is a board member of the Ida P. Rolf Research Association and a founding member of the Australia Fascia Symposium.
Melanie has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Clark University, is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and a graduate of the Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI) program. She has assisted Tom Myers internationally in manual therapy courses, trauma courses, and in several week long cadaver dissection programs. Melanie co-produced Anatomy 101 and Science of Stretch with Yoga Journal, as well as several online programs for Anatomy Trains.
Melanie also owns and operates a 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training School in Maine, teaches courses on the Polyvagal Theory, and is on the faculty of the Liberation Institute, providing yoga teacher training certification programs within the Maine State Prison.
Combining her background in psychology, bodywork, and yoga, her passion is working with the survivors of trauma, as they heroically search for safety.