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  • The body is the temple of the soul. Allow me to be your guide.


    I'm Melanie and I am here to support you on your journey to wholeness and liberation.


    As your guide, I create a safe space for you to explore the vastness of your inner being, to process habitual holding patterns of the body/ mind and create more aliveness, fluidity and freedom. We return to the embodied experience, by slowing down, listening, witnessing and cultivating presence on all levels of being.


    It is my experience that the body is a repository of wisdom far beyond our imagining.


    Awaken your body

    Focus your mind

    Open your heart


  • About Me

    For more than two decades, I have been on the path of spiritual, emotional and physical transformation.


    I graduated from the University of North Carolina, with a degree in International Studies where I studied ancient healing systems and how different cultures cared for their bodies and souls. I infused my education with direct experiences traveling and living abroad, fascinated by the worlds' shamanic traditions for transforming and elevating consciousness and health.


    My deep interest in somatics, dance and the body/mind/spirit connection led me into the healing arts of the body, yoga, breath, sound and psyche. I am honored to be weaving together these profound systems of healing. I’m continually exploring, learning, refining, and sharing.


    My passion lies in helping others find balance in their body/mind/spirit through natural methods, and co-discovering the tools that will assist each person in becoming their own healer. Through my journey with breast cancer, experience has taught me that healing is a multidimensional process which requires self exploration into one’s physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental territories, and that these facets are interconnected and inseparable. I know that the body is designed to heal itself if given the proper attention and environment. Radiant wellness is the result of living life in harmony and balance; allowing our natural beauty and well being to shine from the inside out.

  • Ways to Work With Me

    Choose one modality or a synergy of all

    Transformational Bodywork

    Careful listening with head, heart and hands is the essential guide to the art of my work.

    Sessions can be a synergy of Swedish, Thai, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Breath Awareness, Chi Nei Tsang, Energy work, sound healing and somatic counseling. All of these techniques are rendered virtually ineffective if done without presence. Loving presence allows for the mystery of each particular session to unfold.

    Breathwave Breathwork



    Breath is the link between Spirit and Body. It connects us to this human experience. The way we breath can reveal unconsciously held belief patterns. This session will bring life force energy to stagnant areas. It is a physical, emotional, and spiritual detox using the element of air and ether to stoke our inner fire.

    Movement Meditation

    I offer private and group classes in yoga acro-yoga, continuum movement, contact improvisation and meditation.

    I see yoga as a moving meditation being internally guided by breath and sensation; a fluid, continuous awareness of experience. My approach to movement guides one beyond being directed externally into our own intuitive sense of our body wisdom. We move from our own sovereign knowing. 



    Psychedelic Integration

    One definition of healing is to make the self whole again, this is exactly what integration work does. In an atmosphere of loving presence, together we weave the many pieces of yourself back into wholeness. These sessions are a combination of Hakomi somatic counseling, bodywork, breathwork and vibrational healing.

    This time can be used as both preparation for or integration of a journey.



    Holistic Health

    By the time we have a physical ailment we have been suffering from a dis-ease, spiritually,emotionally, or mentally and the last stop is physical disease. Our body is the densest aspect of our spirit, not separate from it. In order to heal, we listen to the body to discover the root, the body is the messenger.



    Breath, Body Integration Sessions

    60 Minute $120


     90 Minute $150


     2+ Hour Transformational Sessions


    An opportunity to deeply reconnect. Our time together can be a combination of Hakomi somatic counseling, body, breath, energy work, yoga, and movement meditation. All sessions are tailored to your individual needs and interests.




    Movement Meditation



    Add on 30 Minutes of Movement$35

    add a personalized movement session to any of my sessions


    private yoga/ movement class $70 hour

    yoga, acro-yoga, continuum, meditation


    AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamics of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of Thai Massage.


    Continuum is a movement practice that guides you into the deep inner wellspring of your own being.



    Relax in the comfort of your own home.


    I am mobile. Minimum 1.5 hour required for in-home sessions. with additional fee (varies by location)






  • Work With Me

    I'd love to hear from you. Simply call, text or email. I look forward to meeting you.


    Phone: 808-264-6276

    Email: melaniekay11@gmail.com

    Address: Home Office Santa Cruz, CA


    "I am a long-time regular client of Melanie. Simply put, a session with her is sublime!  Melanie possesses wisdom, intuition, compassion, and integrity. Her presence is amazing, as is her heart. Melanie is a very special person, and a session with her is a healing and transformational experience."

    Michael P.

  • "Ive been seeing Melanie Kay for at least 2 years, mostly the 90 minute or longer. She brings wisdom and sensitivity to the sessions. Her ability to meet me at my most vulnerable place is incredibly healing, not only physically, but psychologically and spiritually as well. I have deep respect and gratitude.

    David M.


    "There are few times in your life where you get what you ask for, that's what happened when I visited Melanie. I have been having trouble relaxing enough to sleep...struggling with apprehensiveness etc.


    I mentioned these things to her and and spoke of stress points in the body...her techniques were very skilled and she brought awareness to places that I didn't even think I had contraction.


    I feel transported.

    Petra L.

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