Founder: Melanie Jones
Certified Yoga Instructor and Reiki Practioner
This all came about through my personal struggles with my body; physically and emotionally. In 1990, a spiritual awakening brought me to yoga. I was uncomfortable in “regular” yoga classes and uncomfortable on “regular” massage tables. I dealt with huge fluctuations in weight, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and body shame. I delved into extensive study of the body and the mind. Discovered that most of the sources of my severe lack of self-esteem and body shame were results of societal prejudice and objectification of women’s bodies. I became a Fat Activist and started speaking about the importance of celebrating our different body shapes and how to dismantle weightism. I studied medical myths regarding obesity and went on a staunch anti-dieting campaign. I discovered how chronic dieting can exacerbate eating disorders. I studied Ayurvedic Medicine, nutrition, and learned the importance of nurturing ourselves with healthy relationships with food. I became certified in teaching yoga and developed modifications to yoga poses to suit larger bodies and bodies with mobility challenges. I got certified in Reiki and custom designed a massage table to make it more comfortable for larger bodies. The greatest overall lesson? Movement of mind, body, and spirit in loving gentle ways can effect profound change.
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Enjoy an hour of relaxing,
intuitive light touch that integrates Reiki, reflexology, aromatherapy, and sound healing.
NEW TIME -NEW SPACE
Tuesday March 19, 2019
The Body is not an Apology Book Club
Check out this great article from the East Falls Local that highlights all my yoga offerings!
Healing sessions are on a custom built table to accommodate wider more abundant bodies. Breast recesses in the table allow the spine to be more comfortably aligned when on the belly.
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