Melanie Rodriguez, Associate in Physical Education, joined the Barnard faculty in 2020. Her areas of expertise include mind/body health, Yoga, and fitness. Her initial Yoga training was done in the Vinyasa lineage through iFlow Yoga with lead teacher Amy Pastore. Since then, she has studied through Hudson Yoga Project, which has brought an Iyengar Yoga style to her Vinyasa teaching. She is a 500-hour advanced Yoga teacher in addition to an ACE Group Fitness Certified Instructor.