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Teacher Feature

Each month we're featuring our fantastic teachers, their incredible attributes as well as raising money for a non-profit that is near and dear to them.

June : Off the Mat Series
w. Melissa Kelly

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I have been a student of yoga for over a decade and a teacher since 2016. I love holding space and giving my students opportunity to practice in a way that honors who they are, how thier body feels and what they need, when they step on the mat. Last year, my husband and I got certified as sound healers and have started offering sound healing sessions together. Sound healing is such a beautiful way to experience meditation, mindfulness and embodying the practice of awareness.  Science backs up how beneficial this practice this as well- It has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress significantly even after 1 session!

Follow Melissa: @i.am.melissajean

Practice with Melissa: Wednesdays 9:30am and 4pm

Melissa's Featured Event:

Sound Healing & Gong Bath with Melissa and Aaron Kelly

June 11th 6:45-8pm

In this "inactive" meditation, Melissa and Aaron will bathe you, while you rest, in deliciously healing sound waves

Melissa's Featured Event:

June 12th 8am

Connect to your body, nature, and our community through this dynamic morning min retreat

Melissa's June Non-Profit:

Music Therapy Wellness Clinic

 

Music Therapy Wellness Clinic Mission: Music as therapy for individuals with special needs and disabilities.

It’s said that music is food for the soul. If that’s true, then Ron Borczon, director of the Music Therapy Wellness Clinic at CSUN, has been feeding the souls of individuals with disabilities and special needs for over 20 years years. Only one of two programs in California and the only one located in the Valley dedicated to music therapy, the clinic creates a unique environment for children and adults to acquire necessary life skills through music. 

“We’ve had many ‘mini miracles’ in the clinic, like children with autism who have never talked say their first words, people who have had strokes unable to speak, sing songs fluently,” said Borczon. “It’s just a lot of goodness, that’s a good word.”

Your gift expands the clinic’s services in the community and funds scholarships for clinic clients. Give the gift of music, it just may change a life.

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Why Melissa chose Music Therapy Wellness Clinic?

They use various types of sound healing to work with special needs kids. Donating to them gives them access to more resources and provides scholarships

Two ways to support Music Therapy Wellness Clinic this month:

  • Donate to our overall fundraising efforts; below via Paypal or Venmo @YogaintheWild with a description of the funds your sending 

  • Join us on June 30th.  Proceeds from registration at Melissa's 9:30am + 4pm weekly practice will go towards our greater fundraising efforts.