Welcome to Headstands & Heels

 A yoga and lifestyle blog written by Melanie Torres

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Hi there, I’m Mel! I’m a Digital Strategist, certified yoga teacher (RYT 200), proud dog owner, and content creator living in NYC. My goal is to cultivate a balanced lifestyle and empower other women to pursue their passions, both personally and professionally. I strongly believe with a little creativity and a lot of hard work, anything is possible.

A few things that make me smile include: fresh flowers, painting, smoothies, dogs, anything chocolate, wine, the perfect pair of heels, a day at the beach, a good book, an invigorating yoga flow, discovering new food, traveling to new places, and meeting new people.

about me_ the girlThe Story

I started practicing yoga in 2013 while going through an incredibly difficult time in my life. The calm and solitude of my yoga mat helped me find the self-love and mindfulness that I desperately needed… and after a few months of daily practice, I was hooked. Since then my love for yoga and fitness have continued to grow. So much so that in June 2017 I took the steps to become a certified yoga teacher.

My practice has now served as a beautiful way to relieve stress through the hustle of city life. From the office to the studio, from a girl’s night out to a quiet morning on my mat — yoga has been the thread that has helped me find the balance needed to continue to chase my dreams. And I hope it’s something that I can share with you.

headstand with eagle legsThe Blog

“Headstands and Heels” is a mesh of my two worlds — from my days spent at a global PR firm, to the evenings sweating at NYC’s many yoga and fitness studios. My content is a mixture of yoga tips, fitness recommendations, beauty finds, fashion inspiration and many more musings that make my heart sing. My hope is that you’ll find something here that will spark your own path to living a healthy, happy lifestyle!

So let’s inspire and encourage each other, creating a beautiful place for like-minded women who are all just trying to reach our goals, one day at a time.

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If you’re new to my blog the following posts may be a great place to start!

How Yoga Changed My Life

Celebrating My 1 Year Blogiversary

5 Minute Post-Workout Makeup Routine

GirlBoss Squad: Meet Brittany

5 Things I Learned From Yoga Teacher Training

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