THE EVOLUTIONIST

Testimonials

"I had a life-changing experience over the course of the 10 day dieta, and much of what I was able to receive was with the help of Melvin’s advice." ~ Rebecca

I decided to work with Melvin to help prepare for my 2nd dieta in the
Amazon. I’ve worked with the medicine before and felt like I knew
enough to safely move through my experience, but had a particular
worry that I thought he could address.

When we first spoke, he covered my concern but also prepared me with a number of tools and practices. That preparation turned out to be invaluable. I had a life-changing experience over the course of the 10 day dieta, and much of what I was able to receive was with the help of Melvin’s advice. He had practical, specific recommendations that were easy to implement and served as a roadmap for how to navigate the tricky terrain of 5 ceremonies with 20 other travellers.

Regardless of whether you’re new to ceremony or have had extensive
experience, you will find that speaking with Melvin will help you get the most learning from your work with the medicine.

"I highly recommend Mel's work to anyone who is looking to heal any and all aspects of themselves. "

~Jamie

I first started working with Mel in 2014. 

I originally reached out to Mel for a massage because I was dealing with chronic back pain for years. I had previously gone through months of physical therapy and worked with a few other massage therapists in attempt to get rid of the pain but nothing really helped – the pain always wound up coming back. 

After my first session with Mel, I was in shock because I had received way more than just a regular massage. During our session, Mel was talking to me about specific past traumas and emotional wounds that needed to be addressed in order for me to permanently heal my back pain.  Although I didn’t understand, at the time, exactly how to go about doing that, or what my emotions had to do with my physical pain, I did feel a deep sense of trust and safety while working with him. 

Over the next few months, I consistently received body work from Mel once or twice per week. During our sessions, Mel had not only given me the best massages that I had ever received, but he also listened to me and the needs of my body. Through our sessions, I began developing an understanding of the connection of my body to my mind and my emotions, and became more and more interested in ways in which I could better myself in all aspects. 

Overtime, Mel helped me to: recognize the patterns and habits in my life that needed to be adjusted, become more mindful of how I treat my body (through nutrition, movement, sleeping patterns, etc), and build an awareness of the choices I make and and how they affect the outcome of events in my life.  

Over the past three years, I have also had the privilege of having Mel facilitate multiple plant medicine ceremonies for me.  While working with Mel in ceremony, I have always felt very safe and cared for.

Through his use of the medicine paired with aromatherapy, light therapy, sound therapy, and touch, Mel has helped me heal tremendously in my ceremonies and has supported me through the process of reintegrating the medicine work into my everyday life. 

I highly recommend Mel’s work to anyone who is looking to heal any and all aspects of themselves. I trust that with his knowledge and wisdom, Mel has the ability to help others (just as he has helped me) remove obstacles and illusions in their own lives in order to become the best versions of themselves. 

"Mel has helped me with all kinds of healing, from functional movements and strength, to massage and energy work, to natural supplements and nutrition."
~ Donna

There is so much to say about Mel, that’s it’s hard to know where to start. Initially, we met after I had knee surgery. I had been through the fully-prescribed course of physical therapy – and then some – but still had trouble moving and rehabilitating my leg.

Mel approached me in my gym to ask why I was lifting such light weight because, he said, I looked stronger than that. I told him I couldn’t get the muscle back in my leg no matter I did. It felt weak, still, two years later. He asked if he could touch the muscles above my knee. Immediately, when he felt it, he said, “Right there, that’s the problem.” I was really surprised because it was exactly the spot on my leg that felt “stuck” and that was preventing me from moving normally. This by the way was after I’d gone to 5 different orthopedic surgeons, including the one who performed the surgery. Mel was the only one to figure it out, and the only one who was able to bring my leg back.

Since then, Mel has helped me with all kinds of healing, from functional movements and strength, to massage and energy work, to natural supplements and nutrition. He is a gifted healer with more technical knowledge than any doctor I’ve seen. Combine that with his natural instincts and deep, heartfelt desire to help, and you have a highly exceptional, extremely rare practitioner.

"From the tobacco ceremony, lessons on Abhyanga, and the body work Melvin did on me, I could literally feel my body healing, releasing the toxins and energies that had been within me for so long"
~Princess

I had the fortunate opportunity to work with Melvin and his crew in Huaraz Peru. The experience was life changing and one I will never forget. Melvin’s advice on how to handle the medicine was so perfect. I felt well prepared on what to expect during ceremony. 

The Ayahuasca ceremony was life transforming. Everything down to the smallest detail was carefully thought of. At one point when someone was having an adverse experience to the Aya, Melvin and his team jumped right in, healed the situation, and rebalanced the energy of the room with ease and swiftness. 

From the tobacco ceremony, lessons on Abhyanga, and the body work Melvin did on me, I could literally feel my body healing, releasing the toxins and energies that had been within me for so long. 

I left the retreat happier and lighter with a new understanding on the truths of My Existence and All That Is. 

In addition to Ayahuasca, I had the opportunity to participate in a Huachuma ceremony, which was one of the most potent brews I have ever had. 

Melvin is truly masterful at his craft of brewing. I appreciate his knowledge & experience, and will definitely continue the medicine work with him.

"Melvin is a first rate shaman and excellent body worker."
~ Pavielle

Melvin is a first rate shaman and excellent body worker.  He is a natural born healer and empath. His intuition is second to none, seek him out if you are fortunate enough to have him in your town!

"I owe one of the most transformational events of my life to The Evolutionist, aka Mr. Melvin Hart."
~ Jeremy

I owe one of the most transformational events of my life to The Evolutionist, aka Mr. Melvin Hart.  

I can scarcely put into words the incredible gift that Melvin possesses and just how fortunate I feel to have taken part in one of his guided journeys.  

I learned more about myself and the true nature of reality in one weekend that I had in the last 20 years since graduating college.  I gained a much needed appreciation for living in the moment that will serve me for the rest of my days.  Most importantly a unique bond was forged amongst all the participants thanks to the transcendent experience Melvin so carefully crafted and skillfully delivered.  

Likewise it was comforting and enlightening to hear each person’s unique insights on each day’s events during our “fireside” debriefs.  Even though 6 months has passed since that journey, I gain more gratitude for my experience each and every day. 

 I cannot say enough good things about the beauty and integrity of Melvin’s mission on this Earthly plane.  I look forward to the next time I am fortunate enough to cross paths with you sir.

"Melvin's clairvoyance pinpointed the exact areas of my body where these issues manifested as negative energy in the form of knots."
~ Fitz

It is my good karma to have had the privilege of Melvin and his team facilitating my first Ayahuasca ceremony in Peru. 

All aspects of our retreat were meticulously customized, conceived, and executed. Although there was a cloud of uncertainty leading to the first cup, I was comforted and empowered by Melvin’s sound advice. All of our scientific and spiritual questions were elaborately answered which reveled his deep experience and knowledge in his practice of alchemy and spirituality. 

Dosages of each cup were determined by pre-ceremony screening and metaphysical intuition. During ceremony, Melvin and his assistants were readily available to help with purging and counseling when necessary. It was always a comforting encounter, when Melvin would personally check in during our journeys. 

One of my favorite meaningful experiences was sharing details of our journeys in group circle in between ceremonies. His philosophical and spiritual insights were beneficial to us all as they shed light as an enlightening tool to help with the clearing of obstacles to our own self-healing. 

To further vouch for Melvin as my facilitator, Pacha Mama even revealed to me explicitly that I am to trust him to continue future journeys. During both my high and low and points, his presence was always angelic 

After the completion of our Ayahuasca ceremonies, I booked a private energy healing session with him. Without revealing any of my personal issues, Melvin’s clairvoyance pinpointed the exact areas of my body where these issues manifested as negative energy in the form of knots. This was validated when discomfort was felt after he applied very light pressure. He then proceeded to heal these areas through meditative channeling and hand work. 

Without inaccuracy, he expressed the roots of my imbalances and made the proper recommendations to release the tensions which I eventually executed as part of the self-healing process. The session left me feeling encouraged, lighter, and clearer.

I absolutely respect and love Melvin as a facilitator, space holder, and friend and wouldn’t recommend anyone else that is interested in their first Ayahuasca Ceremony and Energy Healing Session. You could not be in better hands. Thanks Melvin for being you! 

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