"My life focus is on becoming our truest selves through full embodiment of nature and the cosmos. We are all one, made up of the same ingredients."
Nini Melvin founded Meridians Shiatsu Studio in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she has both a private practice and an apprenticeship program. She created Metamorphosis, blending movement and touch. She supports her clients and apprentices to become fully embodied and in alignment with their spirit’s path. With her background training in Shiatsu, Dance, and Qigong, Nini infuses her teaching and treatments with an interconnection to the natural world.
Nini has been a teacher and practitioner of Eastern Healing Arts for close to four decades.
She began her Shiatsu training in 1981 at the Ohashi Institute in NYC, where she taught for 10 years and became a senior instructor. She has taught Shiatsu and trained practitioners and teachers internationally and locally since 1985. Nini is recognized by the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA) as a Certified Shiatsu Practitioner and Instructor. Shiatsu students and practitioners who study with Nini can apply their hours toward Certification. Check out www.aobta.org for more information.
Nini has also served as core faculty at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, studied and practiced Aquatic Bodywork, and is a Reiki Master. She holds a Master’s degree in Dance Education from Temple University, in Philadelphia, and was a Choreographer and Dancer of works by many choreographers including Anna Sokolow, Lar Lubovitch, Garth Fagan, Ron Brown, Doug Varone, John Brooks and Alice Varga Forner. Nini is available for treatments, trainings, five-element consultations, and private lessons.