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    Re-member Re-connect Re-source


  • "When you touch one

    thing with deep awareness,

    you touch everything."


    - Lao Tzu


    Hi, I'm Melanie.  


    I support individuals to discover new pathways of connection in the body, mind, and spirit, Release physical and emotional trauma stored in the body & restore the nervous system so that they can feel more pleasure, freedom, and connection in their lives.


    I have a empowering 4 step signature system, that allows my clients to access their somatic wisdom using breathwork, bodywork, sound healing and emotional processing. So that they can transform habitual holding patterns and create more aliveness, fluidity and joy.


    It is my experience that the body is a repository of wisdom far beyond our imagining.




  • About Me


    For more than three decades, I have been on the path of spiritual, emotional and physical transformation.



    As a survivor of religious trauma, breast cancer and narcissistic abuse, I have an empathic understanding of those courageous enough to heal core wounds and break old patterns that are reinforcing PTSD, Anxiety, Pain and Depression. Experience has taught me that healing is a multidimensional process which requires self exploration into one’s physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental territories, and that these facets are interconnected and inseparable. I know that the body is designed to heal itself if given the proper attention and environment. Releasing dysfunctional coping mechanisms opens the way to a healthier and more joyful life.


    Weaving Hakomi somatic psychology with breathwork, bodywork, embodied meditation, fluid movement practices and Expressive arts modalities, I guide my clients into deep attunement with their own inner wisdom to unravel habitual holding patterns of the body/ mind creating more aliveness, fluidity and freedom. I specialize in psycho-somatic /spiritual counseling and whole being integration.




    *Certified Hakomi Practicioner

    *ISITTA trauma training

    *Somatic Movement Therapist

    *Certified Massage Therapist

    *Certified Breathwork Facilitator

    *Trauma informed plant medicine certification



  • Work With Me

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    Signature Session

    By the time we have a physical ailment we have been suffering from a dis-ease, spiritually, emotionally, or mentally and the last stop is physical disease. Our body is the densest aspect of our spirit, not separate from it. In order to heal, we listen to the body to discover the root, the body is the messenger. Careful listening is the essential guide to the art of my work.


    My approach guides one beyond being directed externally into our own intuitive sense of our body wisdom. We reconnect to and move from our own sovereign knowing. We are internally guided by YOU; your breath (which can reveal and heal unconsciously held belief patterns), your sensations (the language of the nervous system) your emotions (energy in motion and our guidance system).


    One definition of healing is to make the self whole again, In an atmosphere of loving presence, together we listen and weave the pieces of yourself back into wholeness.



    Sessions include Somatic Counseling, Breathwork, Bodywork, Energywork movement meditation and sound/ vibrational healing depending on the needs and goals of each person.


    All of these techniques are rendered virtually ineffective if done without presence. Loving presence allows for the mystery of each particular session to unfold.


    Signature Session

    I offer a sliding scale:


    60 Minute $120 - $150


    90 Minute $150 - 180


    2+ Hour Transformational Sessions


    An opportunity to deeply reconnect. Our time together can be a combination of Hakomi somatic counseling, body, breath, energy work, yoga, and movement meditation. All sessions are tailored to your individual needs and interests.


    Relax in the comfort of your own home.


    I am mobile. Minimum 1.5 hour required for in-home sessions. additional fee (varies by location)





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    Work With Me

    I'd love to hear from you. Simply call, text or email to set up a free consultation to see if we are a good fit. I look forward to meeting you.


    Phone: 808-264-6276

    Email: melaniekay11@gmail.com

    Address: Home Office Santa Cruz, CA

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    "I am a long-time regular client of Melanie. Simply put, a session with her is sublime!  Melanie possesses wisdom, intuition, compassion, and integrity. Her presence is amazing, as is her heart. Melanie is a very special person, and a session with her is a healing and transformational experience."

    Michael P.

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    "Ive been seeing Melanie Kay for at least 2 years, mostly the 90 minute or longer. She brings wisdom and sensitivity to the sessions. Her ability to meet me at my most vulnerable place is incredibly healing, not only physically, but psychologically and spiritually as well. I have deep respect and gratitude.

    David M.

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    "There are few times in your life where you get what you ask for, that's what happened when I visited Melanie. I have been having trouble relaxing enough to sleep...struggling with apprehensiveness etc.


    I mentioned these things to her and and spoke of stress points in the body...her techniques were very skilled and she brought awareness to places that I didn't even think I had contraction.


    I feel rejuvenated.

    Petra L.



    ISITTA: Somatic Trauma Training

    Levels 1-4 with Manuela Mischke-Reeds; www.embodywise.com

    Integrates trauma-informed somatic therapy techniques, psychobiological models of trauma in the body, ancient wisdom from Buddhist psychology and a strong focus on the inner development of the trauma practitioner to create a sustainable foundation for trauma healing work

    Hakomi Institute

    Certified Hakomi Practitioner: Hakomi is a somatic and mindfulness based approach to psychotherapy


    Certified Massage Therapist, CAMTC # 76224

    Trained in Multiple Healing Touch Modalities including Thai, Chi Nei Tsang, Cranial Sacral

    Transformational Bodywork with Fred Mitouer

    Twin Lakes Collage of Healing Arts

    Cypress Health Institute

    Yoga and Continuum Movement Teacher

    200 hour training with Ateeka, www.yoga-somatics.com

    200 hour Acro Yoga Teacher Training www.acroyoga.org

    Continuum Apprenticeship with Beth Riley, Marcella Bottero, Marilyn Montgomery

    Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapy and Plant Medicine Facilitator


    Trained with Dr. Cathy Malchiodi www.trauma-informedpractice.com

    Trained with Atira Tan www.atiratan.com

    Breathwork Facilitator

    Trained with Leonard Orr: www.rebirthingbreathwork.com

    Breathwave Breathwork with Robin Clements https://www.breathwave.net/