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Rob and Melissa

Husband and wife, Rob and Melissa, are Bhakti yoga teachers and kirtan artists. Melissa’s angelic voice is the perfect compliment to Rob’s more earthy, singer-songwriter vocals, and together they create an accessible environment that invites both the uninitiated and the more experienced kirtan participants to feel welcome.

Rob Lundsgaard began his Bhakti Yoga journey in 2002 when he went to a Krishna Das kirtan in Los Angeles. This set him on a trajectory toward yoga and personal growth that has since been the driving force in his life and also marked the beginning of the end of his 15 year career as a filmmaker in Hollywood.

Rob has been an avid student of Bhakti Yoga for over 10 years, and has been teaching since 2011. Some of Rob’s notable Bhakti teachers: Jai Uttal, Govindas (Bhakti Yoga Shala/LA), Amber Tande (Sutra Yoga/Seattle), Michael and Rickie Beckwith, and his pug dog Humphrey. He most recently completed Bhakti Teacher Training through Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica, CA.

Melissa began her practice of yoga over 15 years ago and started teaching immediately after completing the 200HR RYT program in 2012 at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle, WA. After a few years of consistent teaching and a growing love of incorporating the spiritual aspects of yoga into her practice, she completed her Bhakti teacher training through Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica, CA. Combining her love of singing and her dedication to discovering the tools to unbind the truth of the heart, Melissa found an immediate connection to chanting the names of the divine. Her asana practice is heavily influenced by her past as a dancer and aerialist and her teaching style is playful, down-to-earth and inclusive. Whether teaching a physical class or leading a chant, Melissa’s fluidity, grace and joy are present in every breath.