Listen to an Audio book sample!  Entire Book Coming on Audible Soon!

Please join me at a Book Event!

Upcoming Events:

San Francisco Bay Area CA, USA


Fierce Kindness at Diesel Bookstore Berkeley April 30th 3pm


Fierce Kindness at Orinda Books May 4th 6pm

Fierce Kindness at Book Passage Sausalito May 13th 1pm

Washington DC, USA


The Potter’s House May 6th 2-4pm (in partnership with 826DC) Washington DC

Check back for additional events soon…


Vancouver, Canada 

May 27th 1-3pm YYOGA West Sixth with Rachel Scott  Vancouver BC

May 28th 2-3:30pm Indigo Books Granville  Vancouver BC

NYC Book Events


Wednesday May 31st Bowery Yoga 7pm 302 Bowery #3 (Houston & 1st St) NYC

Thursday June 1st ISHTA Yoga 7:30pm with Sarah Platt-Finger

Check back for additional events soon…


Sunday July 9th Yoga In the Park* sponsored by lululemon 9:30am Civic Park Walnut Creek CA

Oahu HI

Fierce Kindness Immersion in Oahu Oct 8-13th 2017

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Fierce Kindness; Change Yourself to Change the World (March 14th 2017)

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Amazon USA


Amazon Canada  Amazon UK  Amazon Japan  Amazon France

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“Help kindness become contagious. Uplift the world.

Shift the world from fear to love with a dose of Fierce Kindness: a movement of nonviolence poised to ignite positive change on a personal, community and global level. This uplifting guide inspires people to be effective warriors for positive change both within themselves and out in the world. Sections encouraging Accountability, Courage and Action guide the reader on a personal journey of transformation.

Read this book from cover to cover; pick it up randomly when you feel discouraged, sad, angry, bored or hungry. Allow the book to open to wherever it falls, and in that moment begin there. Write in this book; scrawl on it with pencil, pen or marker; fill it with your heart’s desires, thoughts and inquiries. Keep it with you so instead of reaching to your phone when you want a moment of distraction, use it to reach into your heart, direct your mind and transform your actions with Fierce Kindness.

Become a part of the Fierce Kindness movement of non-violence as an answer to the turbulent world in which we live.”



An inspiring twist on integrating yoga and life, the author of Kitchen Yoga cooks up poses and practices to do wherever you are. From a modified Down Dog while waiting for your morning coffee to steep to Detox practices in your bathroom, Locust Pose in the living room and many more. Finish your day with relaxation exercises in bed and slip into a calm, peaceful sleep. East-to-follow yoga “recipes” coupled with helpful illustrations will transform your simmering stress-filled life into feast for the mind and body.

Kitchen Yoga is available everywhere books are sold and currently on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Target online.

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Kitchen Yoga: Simple Home Practices to Transform Mind, Body and Life

“Kitchen Yoga is a self-care manifesto.”
~Sara Courter;  Holistic Nutritionist/Teacher/Writer

“Melanie’s Kitchen Yoga reminds us that…we have simple, sacred chances to re-arrange ourselves so we can breathe deeply, become present, and remember who we are.”
~Elena Brower, Author of Art of Attention

“Self-practice is where the real yoga and transformation takes place. This book will help you develop your Sadhana, which is your connection to who you really are.”~Yogiraj Alan and Sarah Finger, Founders of ISHTA Yoga, LLC.

“This book is a gem of user friendly yoga tools that anyone and everyone can apply daily!!!  I highly recommend this compact book of wisdom!”
~Nikki Estrada Director of Trainer Development YogaWorks Nor Cal, Trainer 200/300hr Programs