Melanie and Robert Sachs
Pioneers of the Ayurvedic Beauty and Spa Industry in the US, Melanie and Robert Sachs are sought after across the globe as highly respected teachers and practitioners of Ayurvedic Bodywork.
Respected and acknowledged worldwide, Melanie and Robert have extensive experience with all kinds of Ayurvedic Bodywork, along with Kansa.
A certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor, Melanie Sachs' skill as a teacher and therapist have made her sought after by some of the world's leading spas and beauty schools.
Melanie is recognized internationally as the authority for the application of Ayurveda to the beauty world. Her articles have been featured in a number of nationally syndicated magazines, including Skin, Inc., Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, and Natural Health.
She has been a featured presenter at the International Esthetics and Cosmetics Conference in Las Vegas, The International Congress of Esthetics in Miami and Long Beach, the Face and Body Show in the California Bay Area. She is and has been a featured teacher and consultant for noted organizations like The Chopra Center, the Greenhouse Group, and The International Dermal Institute worldwide. Both she and Robert are also featured instructors at the Mahindra Institute and Primavera Life in Germany.
Melanie's work as a healing professional spans more than twenty years. Trained initially as an occupational therapist in Great Britain, she came to America to study alternative approaches to healing under the guidance of the master of the Macrobiotic tradition, Michio Kushi. She worked as a Macrobiotic counselor and cooking teacher both independently and through holistic medical centers before becoming interested in Ayurveda. In 1986, Melanie met Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Vasant Lad, and began her studies in Ayurveda.
Ayurveda, the study of longevity, offers everyone the means to discover their own personal path toward health, strength, beauty of body, mental clarity, and joy. Although this knowledge is at least 3000 years old, Ayurveda's principles and practical bodycare techniques still offer deep-reaching solutions to some of the most common present day problems. Melanie has developed many of these unique techniques into successful spa services that her students often say are just as soothing and healing to give as to receive. Melanie is committed to promoting these treatments in a manner that is in keeping with tradition, yet at the same time, being well-matched to modern needs and spa treatment settings.
Robert Sachs is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, a certified LifeLine Practitioner and an author, with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Kentucky. Robert has long been a student of Tibetan Buddhist masters and is now an expert on a study of Asian healing systems.
Robert is also a guest instructor for the Chopra Center for Well-Being in San Diego and a lecturer in Tibetan Medicine for the Sino-American Rehabilitation Association College in Los Angeles.
He received his B.A. in Comparative Religion and Sociology from the University of Lancaster.
He received his Masters in Social Work from the university of Kentucky and is a licensed clinical social worker focusing on addictions, relationships, and issues around dying and death.
He has studied Macrobiotics with Michio Kushi and Rex Lassalle at the Kushi Institute and completed Shiatsu training with Rex Lassalle.
Robert studied Hatha Yoga under the guidance of Jonathan O’Dell and Johanna Auld, and became certified as a Hatha Yoga instructor with the All India Board and Inner London Education Authority in 1978.
He has also been trained as a Mental Health Counselor with the Richmond Fellowship.
Robert was instrumental in starting the Community Health Foundation’s "Growing Family Center" in London.