Melanie is propelled by a dedication to wellness. She combines her lived experience, formal education (Esoteric Studies, Health Science, Eco-Therapy) and 25 years in the health, research, and psycho-spiritual sectors to share the natural interconnectedness of nature, passage, energy and divination with her communities.
She keeps one foot rooted in service delivery and the other in systemic change. Individual services include energy healing, hand analysis, and nature retreats. Systemic efforts are largely as Co-Founder of the Inner Arts Collective and the Rosseau Sanctuary, two intentional communities that promote access, collaboration, and integrity within the healing arts sector, based on the concepts of collaborative economy and ecological sustainability.
Beginning with front-line addictions counselling (6 yrs), Melanie gained experience creating safe space, nurturing the healing process with mainstream and alternative tools and processes, and developing an awareness of issues around diversity and social determinants of health. Her career naturally evolved into program design, community research, and development initiatives (12 years), and using findings to advocate across the social determinants of health at personal, organizational and systemic levels. Concurrent to her counselling and community development careers, Melanie practiced as a palmist (25yrs), with appearances on the Discovery Channel, Steve and Chris Show, Psychic Society of Toronto, and numerous radio shows. She began practicing Reiki when she became a mother in 2006, and has since done hundreds of sessions and taught dozens of Reiki practitioners.
For Melanie, the hand and the body are living maps, vessels responding to the conditions of their experience, with their own stories to tell. Reiki and Palmistry are simply tools to understand the story, reveal the strength and beauty of our nature, learn from our lessons, release what no longer serves, and become the most fulfilled versions of ourselves.
The patterns in your hand mirror your changing attitudes, perceptions, personality, tendencies, and experiences. Did you know the lines change as your identity does? Individuals are invited to explore this as a tool for self-discovery.
Create a sense of clarity and goal-setting during times of spiritual, mental and emotional transition
Verify the interconnectedness between how you feel, what you think, and what is manifest
Understand the areas in your life that are most depleting, and tools to fuel and find balance
Gain insights to your personality and tendencies, and how these effect your sense of purpose and fulfillment
For teams: Create synergy, build trust, and have fun with reading packages for the whole team
For couples: A great process for building a stronger foundation of mutual understanding, support and connection
Reiki Sessions and training
Reiki is a light-touch, energy based healing modality that supports the body in accessing life force energy to connect with it's innate ability to heal. Benefits can include:
reduced pain and insomnia
decreased symptoms associated with anxiety and depression
insight and clearing support around what no longer serves
enhanced chi and immune function
decrease in symptoms associated with medications
sense of personal grounding, clarity, and alignment
enhanced body-heart-mind integration before/during/after a difficult transition
Sessions are 75-90 minutes in length, including an introductory discussion to set a clear intention for the session, and a debrief after the session to discuss the messages that came through to support the person's journey and alignment with their intention. Following each session, clients receive a written overview of the session for their own records.
REIKI TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2023 Dates: Level 1: Saturdays 10-4pm January 21 OR Feb 11 OR April 8 Level 2: Saturdays 10-4pm March 11 OR May 13 (must be 21d from Level 1 completion)
Fee and Structure: $800 for set of Level 1 & 2, with up to $300 available to be traded on barter. Training includes:
Pre-class telephone consultation
90min online Reiki History and Overview Module
Printed Reiki Level 1 and 2 Manual
One In-person class & Attunement per Level
Community of Practice Circle (online) to cultivate community and personal practice
Certificate of Completion after each Level
One 30 min follow-up consultation 3 months after completion
A one-on-one supervised practice session following completion of Level 2
In addition, each option offers the following:
Supervised practice sessions ($100), where you practice on another under Melanie's supervision, using one of the treatment rooms at The Inner Arts Collective.
90min Business Start-Up Consultation, to craft your bio, practice images, service offerings, and marketing tips to get you started in your practice ($250)
6mo Student Membership at The Inner Arts Collective, offering website profile page, and professional space to see clients and build your practice (pending Level 2 completion and Membership Application & Contract: $70/mo + $20/hr for room rental)
Palmistry (on Zoom): $150/session (90 min) | For Groups: $300/2hrs | For Teams: $1500-2500, pending service Reiki: $100/session (90min) | For Teams / Workplaces: $300/4 hrs
Reiki Level 1 / 2: $800 | Masters: $500 Palmistry: 2023 Online Palmistry Learning Program to be announced shortly