Melanie Harrell

About Melanie Harrell


I am a Houston native who, after many years as a CPA, political activist and stay-at-home mom, have dedicated my life to practicing and teaching the healing arts. A yoga teacher since 1997, I subsequently completed additional training in hypnosis, Reiki, and advanced energy work. In 2004 I completed my master’s degree in transpersonal psychology at Naropa University, where I studied traditional psychology along with spiritual practices such as meditation and ritual.

The topic of my master's paper was the spiritual awakening process (Kundalini), and I have published several articles on this and related topics. This combination of psychological study and metaphysical experience allows me to work with clients in a variety of ways ranging from traditional hypnosis to Reiki to past life regression and shamanic journeys. The focus is always on the individual.

RESUME HIGHLIGHTS

EDUCATION AND TRAINING


2015 to present -- Astrology studies (200 classroom hours so far) with Houston Institute of Astrology (Kim McSherry) 

2012 -- Spiritual Lovefare training with Cathy Chapman

2009 -- Intensive past life regression training with Brian Weiss, M.D., Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, N.Y.

2004 -- M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University

2003 -- Certified in hypnosis by the PATH Foundation with over 350 hours of theory and practice, including past life regression

2002 -- Completed course in advanced energy techniques with Carrlyn Clay

2001 -- Initiated as a Reiki Alliance Master after a one-year internship with Carrlyn Clay

1997-98 -- Completed beginning and advanced yoga teacher training through Yoga for Everybody, Houston, Texas

1978 -- BBA in Accounting with Highest Honors from the University of Texas

          EXPERIENCE


2001 to present -- Reiki Master/Teacher (1st, 2nd, Advanced Degrees and Master training)

2004 to present -- Private practice in hypnosis and energy work with a specialty in past life regression

2007 to present -- Body Mind & Soul bookstore: group past life regressions, Reiki classes, space clearing classes. Also program and coordinate the store’s schedule of classes.

2003-2004 -- Internship at The Women’s Home. Taught yoga and conducted Reiki and hypnosis sessions under supervision of the Clinical Director as part of Naropa masters program

1997–2012 -- Yoga teacher with over 3000 hours classroom experience:

    • 1999-2011: Post Oak School, yoga classes for          staff and children; summer camps for children

    • 2001-2012: School of the Woods, yoga classes          for staff and children


1990-1994: Co-founder and Treasurer of CourtWatch, a political action committee dedicated to reforming the Harris County Family Court System.