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.



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


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.