UPCOMING BOOK EVENTS
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MAY | Vancouver, Canada
May 27th 1-3pm
YYOGA West Sixth with Rachel Scott —Vancouver BC
May 28th 2-3:30pm
Indigo Books Granville —Vancouver BC
MAY/JUNE | New York, USA
Wednesday, May 31st
Bowery Yoga 6:30pm 302 Bowery #3 (Houston & 1st St) NYC
Thursday, June 1st
LULULEMON Flatiron Hub17 1:30-3pm Fierce Kindness Flow
Thursday, June 1st
ISHTA Yoga 7:30pm with Sarah Platt-Finger
Friday, June 2nd
YogaWorks Soho 11am-12:15pm Fierce Kindness Flow
Sunday, July 9th
Yoga In the Park* sponsored by lululemon 9:30am Civic Park Walnut Creek CA
Saturday, August 12th 2pm
South San Francisco Public Library
OCTOBER | Oahu HI
“The only way that a book like Fierce Kindness can be written, is from the heart and mind of someone who truly embodies it. When I think of the kind of love and kindness that invokes respect and admiration, I think of Melanie Salvatore-August And now we are blessed with a simple and easy manual that can bring her wisdom, humor and practical advice into our lives. This book invites you into the kind of love that takes no prisoners – the kind of love that our world so desperately needs today.” Katie Silcox, Teacher and NYT Best-Selling Author of Healthy, Happy, Sexy.
•“Inspirational, heart-full, and just the tiniest bit butt-kicking, “Fierce Kindness” is a must-have on your bookshelf. In her characteristic no-nonsense, mama bear style, Melanie empowers you with immediate and tangible tools to make yourself – and the world – a better place. This book can change your life. Thank you Melanie for putting this into the world! Lightworkers unite!” Rachel Scott- E-RYT 500, MFA, MSci, Educational Designer, Teacher Trainer, yogi and author of Wit and Wisdom from the Yoga Mat.
“Melanie is a pioneer in the field of holistic wellness, social activism, and practical self-care. The ideas and practices she presents in Fierce Kindness are what I, as a longtime student of hers, lovingly refer to as “mental hygiene.” Why do we exercise our bodies, feed ourselves nutrient-dense food, bathe and groom, but so often forget about our minds, the control center of our existence? The liberation one gains access to when one is lead to the tools and exercises of questioning one’s thoughts, is quite simply magnificent. Melanie is gifted in her unique way of pragmatically guiding her students and readers to the threshold of the most profound journey; that of self-healing. Perhaps you’ve been well on your mindful way for some time now. This book is still the necessary step to breathe life into the ideas you’ve been taught for so long, but don’t always have the capacity to bring to fruition. When I experience Mel’s work, names like Brené Brown, Byron Katie, and Marianne Williamson come to mind. This sensible book is brimming with deep wisdom that will spark inspiration and groundedness in everyone from parents to young adults to functional healing skeptics to entrepreneurs to the elderly to the wildly successful. Could there be any greater gift than the sensation that WE ourselves have the tools to live a more peaceful, calm, less fearful and worrisome life…and all we need to do is unlock them? This book will get you there.”
Sara Courter- Nutritionist, Teacher, Writer and Holistic Maven
“Melanie Salvatore-Augusts second book, Fierce Kindness, is a remarkable call to action from the heart of sacred truths. Though served in a light, palatable format, the teachings are full of depth and tradition. If you want to change the world you must first change yourself. However, sometimes the steps along the way can leave one in a state of paralysis. Where to begin? How can I Be the change? Fierce Kindness can help one peel through the layers to get to the heart of the matter…your heart in the matter. It’s not just a book, it’s a way of being and the author leads the call by example. Carl John-musician, author, soul healer
“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.
“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