Photo by Kyle Kesses

Marielys Burgos Meléndez

I am a movement artist, researcher, educator, and writer from Borikén (Puerto Rico). A descendant of Taíno Arawak & African people currently living in Lenapehoking (NYC). Embodied knowledge and intuition are the foundation of my artistic and spiritual curiosities. Through my moving body I aim to decolonize myself and explore oneiric realms, liminal states of being, alternate states of consciousness, active imagination, psychic wisdom & the joy of being in communion; Transformational personal and collective healing emerges from reclaiming our bodies, moving in our own terms & allowing ourselves to be moved in togetherness.

I am Reikist (Jin Kei Do) and an avid meditator completing a certification in Contemplative Psychotherapy Practices. I am also studying to become a Somatic Movement Educator in BodyMind Centering (BMC). I find liberation in the convergence of my own ancestries, Buddhist practices of Tibetan Tantric traditions, and the wisdom-memory of the land(s) that kindly welcome me as I move.

My education includes a B.A., double major in Psychology/ Sociology, an M.A in Dance, endless hours of self-guided studies in creative research and healing practices, and professional studies in Postural Yoga (Hatha, Yin, Prenatal), somatic approaches to yoga, and various lineages of Buddhist meditation. I have shared my explorations in Mexico, Greece, Cyprus, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Scotland, among other places.

Past Classes & Events

[Virtual] BodyPortals/ CuerpxPortales

Mon, Apr 5 – Apr 27, 2021

[Virtual] Festival | GPS Chats: Close Encounters of a Dance Kind (Croatia/Iran/USA)

November 24, 2020

poetic moving/ bodily writing

Thu, May 9 – May 16, 2019

[SUB] Witchcraft – a Corporeal Practice

April 11, 2019