Musician, Deva Premal, has a conversation with Melanie about Deva’s music, her spiritual path, and making space for what brings us joy. German-born vocalist…
Melanie is a meditation teacher, musician and peace activist. She is a student of Ram Dass and devotee on the spiritual path, influenced also by the teachings of Adyashanti, Thict Naht Hahn, and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and the mystic poets Meera and Kabir.
Originally from South Dakota, Melanie now lives between Paris and NYC guiding meditations and collaborating with other musicians and artists. She has taught regularly at The Deep End Club, an artist and activist shop in the East Village, at Ofr Bookshop and Gallerie in Paris, and offers special workshops at the NY Botanical Garden and in NYC Community Gardens. She works with many private clients to help support them on their individual spiritual journey one-on-one, often working with those suffering from illnesses, grief and addiction. Her meditations are easy and enjoyable and empower each practitioner to explore the vastness of their own wisdom and to connect deeply with a personal experience of the Divine.
Melanie owned and operated Urban Garden Design in NYC for the last ten years, bringing nature and beauty to the lives of city dwellers. Her work with plants continues now through the study of flower essences, herbs and essential oils for use in health and healing.
She is enthusiastic about peace and nuclear disarmament, has published the “Peace Zine: Simple Steps to Creating Peace in Your Own Life and Beyond” and continues to search out ways to encourage, act and influence for peace.
Her new podcast, Shakti Hour on the Be Here Now Network represents her ambition to connect people with the wisdom of the divine feminine.
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