Praise for Yoga to Support Immunity
“As physicians, we are deeply trained in the scientific method and critical analytical thinking as we approach patients and clinical situations. Practicing with Melanie Salvatore-August, I learned of deeper understandings in the realm of the experiential and intuitive yoga practice, a more subtle yet powerful approach to healing, but one that does not exclude our western medical knowledge. In the pages of Yoga to Support Immunity, Melanie teaches a deep wisdom of the body and life's energies that we can each understand and use for our growth and well-being. I will be drawing on these practices every day, they are a treasure.”
-Dr. Dale Poppert, MS. MD. FACEP
“In Yoga to Support Immunity, Melanie Salvatore-August has eloquently underlined the importance of all eight limbs of traditional Yoga practices. The book approaches healing and immunity from the lens of integration instead of isolation. That, in itself is the heart of Yoga. Melanie’s clear guidance backed up with personal experiences and the succinct writing will serve as a solid foundation for the readers and practitioners to get in touch with their body and explore a practice that is complete, effective, and approachable.”
- Indu Arora, Teacher with a student’s mindset & Author - YOGA: Ancient Heritage Tomorrow’s Vision (2019)
“Over 20+ years of surgical practice, I have seen a clear relationship between how a patient feels (their perspective/outlook), and how they heal... so much so, that it’s one of my mantras: how you feel is how you heal. The human body is complicated system of feedback loops… if we have a system to actively improve the patients mental outlook and feelings, we are going to see an optimized physiologic response during healing.
This excellent book, Yoga to Support Immunity does that and is now available to patients to use as a reference to get themselves optimized for surgery. As a doctor, my job is one-part technical, one-part humanities. Reading Melanie Salvatore-August’s work was not only a welcome addition to our patient wellness portfolio, but also a wonderful confirmation that our vision of the slow flow practice for the future is on the right track. Now Yoga to Support Immunity lives in a link our website as well as a QR code in our practice."
—Dr. Ali Sadrieh, Founder/Surgeon EVO Advanced Foot Surgery
“Yoga to Support Immunity; Mind, Body, Breathing Guide to Whole Health gives clarity and honesty into how important the power of the pause is. It shows us how we are able to move through breath and asana in our daily lives. Yoga and physical health go beyond our moments on the mat. Melanie Salvatore-August is able to spread her loving practice and yoga knowledge in a way that speaks to every human.”
-Morghan King, US Olympic Weightlifting Team
"This book is for anyone who wants to lovingly, persistently, and mindfully step forward into their best life. While Yoga to Support Immunity is certainly a powerful resource for wellness, recovery, and health, it is also a whole-life and spirit awakening that supports seekers to shine the light of their awareness into the nooks and crannies of daily living. Melanie Salvatore-August is a soul-whisper, cheerleader, and mama bear guide who irresistibly beckons you to make the practical real-life changes that will nourish your body and soul."
-Rachel Scott, Teacher| Author | MSc | MFA | ERYT 500 | YACEP
“Melanie Salvatore-August offers us a widening view of what it means to be resilient and well through bolstering our Immunity - physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Her program in Yoga to Support Immunity, brings the ancient healing art of yoga to help us meet today’s complex challenges through supporting our own innate healing powers and expanding our wellbeing."
-Jillian Pransky, Author of Deep Listening: A Healing Practice To Calm Your Body, Clear Your Mind, And Open Your Heart.
“At a time when strong immune systems and optimal health are needed more than ever, along comes the clear and compassionate voice of Melanie Salvatore-August in her newest book, Yoga to Support Immunity. With simple, step-by-step instructions, the author leads her readers toward small daily choices which improve immune function and cultivate whole body health. A brilliantly designed guide to vitality and resilience through yoga!”
-Darnell Cox, MA, RYT, Holistic Nutritionist/Health Coach
"Yoga to Support Immunity is a meditative guide to ease chronic stress, calm the nervous system, and heal the body. Melanie Salvatore-August offers a generous and grounded approach to yoga at its best—a steady, reliable reinforcement for holistic health and vitality, body and mind."
- Sarah Hays Coomer, NBC-HWC, NSCA-CPT, Author of The Habit Trip, Physical Disobedience, and Lightness of Body and Mind
"A delightful guide for exploring the benefits of yoga as a path to being healthy, whole, and complete. Full of information in an easy to follow format, Melanie complied a program that is perfect for the individual to develop a practice on their own or in a group. I am happy to add this guide to the resources I recommend to my students and teachers."
-Jenni Maiwald Wendell, Founder and Creator of Just Be Yoga LLC & The Luminary Farm
Praise for Fierce Kindness
“Original and informative, thoughtful and thought provoking, inspired and inspiring, impressively practical and directly applicable, Fierce Kindness: Be a Positive Force for Change is unreservedly recommended for personal, community, and academic library Self-Help/Self-Improvement collections.”
—Margaret Lane, Midwest Book Review
“Fierce Kindness is a breath of fresh air. The book reminds us that we are in charge of our thoughts, and its pages are filled with empowering affirmations and advice to create the life we desire, and to find inspiration in everyday life….The beautiful design makes this book user-friendly, accessible, and engaging. With bold colors, pretty typography and cute illustrations, this pocket-sized gem is robust with a big heart.”
—Katie Ness, YogiApproved.com
“When was the last time you shone a little light in the world while simultaneously making your own life better? In Fierce Kindness: Be A Positive Force for Change, Melanie Salvatore-August provides an easy to follow recipe to combine compassion and courage into an elixir of uplifting action.”
—Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair
“[Fierce Kindness] offers a chance to indulge in self-reflection, broaden our thinking, and learn how to radiate good vibes everywhere we go. It’s a quick read, yet one we keep re-reading, as a daily reminder to consciously make an effort to spread kindness, positivity, and a little sunshine every day.”
“Melanie Salvatore-August offers us yet another outlet to grapple with an uncertain future and find our way back to solid ground…[Salvatore-August] offers guidance, inspiration and a go-to place to explore our feelings.”
—Mary Corbin, YourBerkeley.com
“Reminiscent of You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero and Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed, Fierce Kindness by Melanie Salvatore-August is a movement of the power of choice…..If you choose to devour the book in one sitting, the five chapters and 99 pages will fly by.”
—Nicole Booz, GenTwenty.com
“We are blessed with a simple and easy manual that can bring [Melanie Salvatore-August’s] 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 New York Times 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….This book can change your life.”
—Rachel Scott, author of Wit and Wisdom from the Yoga Mat
“Fierce Kindness is a wonderful resource for anyone seeking a fresh, positive perspective on life….The teachings in this book will foster both personal and collective well-being.”
—Lisa Danylchuk, founder of Yoga for Trauma Online Training, and author of Embodied Healing: Using Yoga to Recover from Trauma and Extreme Stress and How You Can Heal: A Strength-Based Guide to Trauma Recovery
“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, Certified Nutritionist and yoga teacher