Founder: Melanie Jones
Certified Yoga Instructor and Reiki Practioner
This all came about through my personal struggles with my body due to a series of accidents and being a person of size. In 1990, a spiritual awakening brought me to the meditative path of Yoga. However, the physical practice was difficult. I was uncomfortable in "regular" yoga classes and uncomfortable on standard sized 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. Learned all about the "isms" that affect the body; societal prejudice and objectification of women's bodies, ageism, weightism, etc. I became a HAES (Health At Every Size) activist and challenged medical myths regarding obesity. A psychology course in college on "Multi-disciplinary Perspectives on Aging" set me on the trajectory to work with the elderly, and those with dementia. I studied Ayurvedic Medicine, nutrition, and the importance of nurturing a healthy relationship with food. In 2004, I received my Yoga teacher certification through Yoga on Main in Manayunk, PA. I developed modifications to yoga poses to suit larger bodies, the elderly, 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.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7pm
The Body is not an Apology Book Club
The Body Keeps The Score
Brain, Mind, and Body In the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD
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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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