About Melvin

_DSC7324 With over 20 years experience as a social service volunteer and professional, I understand that being of service to others is an enormous privilege as well as a responsibility. I strive to provide a safe-enough space for my clients to feel both nurtured and challenged in finding their own internal source of wisdom and healing.

I earned my Master of Social Work degree from McGill University and my Bachelor of Arts in Social Work degree from San Francisco State University.

I am a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200, trained through Niroga’s Integral Health Fellowship).  I am also a graduate of East Bay Meditation Center’s Commit to Dharma program.  I lead community yoga classes in various settings and for organizations such as the East Bay Meditation CenterSpirit Rock Meditation Center and the UC Berkeley WorkFit Program.

I identify as a queer cisgender man of color and second-generation El Salvadoran.  I am bilingual Spanish-speaking.