A couple of years ago, Happy Melon opened in Armadale, promising something new in the healthcare and wellness game.
They've certainly delivered. This place is pretty nuts. It's more of a mind and body studio than a gym. You can take classes in clinical pilates and yoga (everything from fundamentals to Flow and Yin sessions), and there's a range of remedial massage and naturopathy services on offer.
But Happy Melon isn't just about strengthening and conditioning your body. It's more concerned with your inner wellness (that probably means fewer burgers and tequila slammers).
It's one of the few holistic wellness centres to offer both clinical practices, including physio and rehab, as well as meditation. Students can walk through the basics of mindfulness in a guided meditation class, or try a restorative 'lying down' session (this sounds right up our alley).
If you don't know which one's right for you, Happy Melon have helpfully packaged certain classes into a 6-week program designed to reduce stress and improve mindfulness. You can grab single class passes, or sign up for full weekly membership (there are dozens of packages available).
And now there's something new at Happy Melon: a collaborative café on Willis St. This one's dishing up Industry Beans coffee and some pretty epic teas. It's all about providing a place for the wellness community to come and just be.
Happy Melon Co-founder Simon Davey says, "Our space has been designed to feel like a cosy and homely living room, rather than a café. Our Willis St space also has killer coffee, herbal teas and what is possibly the world’s most comfortable couches". Sounds good to us.
In other good news, the space is also available to non-Happy Melon members and will host regular events, including workshops, book clubs, special guest speakers, gallery openings and charity events.
Everything you need to keep that melon happy. Nice one.
Image Credit: Happy Melon