Yoga is about movement of mind, body & Spirit!

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Welcome To Celebrating Your Body

Yoga Is Accessible To All 

Regardless Of Age, Mobility Or Size

HOW DID THIS ALL COME INTO ABUNDANCE?

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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Healing Sessions

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Enjoy an hour of relaxing,

 intuitive light touch that integrates Reiki, reflexology, aromatherapy, and sound healing. 

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Workshops & Events

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NEW TIME -NEW SPACE

Tuesday March 19, 2019 

The Body is not an Apology Book Club

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Press

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Check out this great article from the East Falls Local that highlights all my yoga offerings!

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Just For You

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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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