Melanie Williams, RYT-200, is a fat, queer, non-binary yoga teacher and self-love advocate in Washington, D.C. She is called to create profoundly inclusive spaces for wellness, self-inquiry, and the inward journey by integrating spiritual teachings and accessible movement practices with the spirit of social justice. Melanie believes that the goal of yoga, as of life, is collective liberation, and in turn challenges contemporary yogis to dismantle the systems and beliefs that hold us all back. In addition to teaching group and private yoga classes, she offers workshops that explore queer identity and body image, manages a radically-inclusive wellness center on Capitol Hill, and champions diversity and inclusion in the yoga industry as a member of the Yoga & Body Image Coalition leadership team.