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Melanie DunlapMelanie Dunlap, LMT/RMT
Executive Director

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Melanie Dunlap’s passion resides in leading people on their journey towards optimal, sustainable health. Known to many as the Earth Mother Herbalist, Melanie combines her unique blend of intuition and knowledge to create a healing experience individualized for each client. She helps them find the ideal balance between body, mind and spirit. Melanie founded the Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center located in New River, Arizona where she offers health and healing disciplines incorporating Herbalism, Reiki, Massage Therapy and Labyrinth experiences. After a thorough consultation, she pinpoints her client’s specific needs and provides a precise blend of practical and effective healing modalities.

She translated her knowledge of natural healing remedies, learned during her comprehensive herbal training, into the founding of Aunt Mel’s Herbs & Insights, LLC. These all natural herbal products, developed from plants and plant extracts, help restore the body’s balance and natural rhythms. Melanie also teaches hands-on workshops that share the often overlooked healing properties of herbs and plants.

As a Licensed Massage Therapist, Melanie combines a refined therapeutic touch with energy healing for an exceptionally restorative experience. She is also a Reiki Master and teacher. Reiki utilizes the body’s own energy to heal, reduce stress and enhance overall health.

Melanie recognizes that the earth also has unique healing powers and she created the Labyrinth located at her Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center. The Labyrinth reconnects people with their inner spirit, provides clarity of thought, and aids in guiding one through life’s transitions. As a Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, Melanie helps her clients reach new heights of self-awareness and personal insight during her full moon Labyrinth walks that have been described by many as transformative.

Melanie has appeared on ABC15 television, and her healing work and Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center have been featured in local newspapers and publications. She hosted her own radio show "Aunt Mel's Herbs & Insights" on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

Melanie is a graduate of the North Carolina School of Natural Healing and Apollo College (Massage). She is an active member of the community and volunteers her Reiki services. She is also a member of the following organizations:

American Herbalist Guild
International Movement Educators Association
The Conscious Community
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
The Fusion Foundation
Trillium Healing Project


Tom DunlapTom Dunlap
Facilities Director & Resident Artist

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Tom is responsible for the peaceful, serene environment of the Center. His love of nature and artistic talent combine to ensure the grounds are always well cared for. Tomís life-long spiritual journey is reflected in his beautiful artwork that hangs on display throughout the Center. He is also the designer of the Peaceful Spirit Labyrinth.

You can see more of his artwork on his website www.ArtByDunlap.com


LisaLisa Vallee
Volunteer Coordinator and Shutterbug

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Lisaís beautiful smile and embracing energy make everyone feel welcome when they are at the Center. Her love of Labyrinths drew her to the Center for the very first Full Moon Walk and she has been helping co-create the vision ever since. Lisaís spiritual journey has led her along many paths, including Labyrinths all over the country. Her love of photography keeps her dashing around many events capturing the moment! As the volunteer coordinator Lisa makes sure everything gets done and we all have fun.