our
story.

Julia stopped using her traditional round zafu due to sciatic pain. She was sitting in a chair with cushions for meditation. When her daughter, Corey, was 16 she was suffering from a debilitating illness. Julia knew mindful meditation would help her with her physical and emotional symptoms, but the traditional cushion was once again too hard and Corey felt unstable on it.

After trying a couple of other styles, Julia designed one that encourages the body to sit in an upright position on the floor with comfort and stability. She made it with a modern aesthetic so it could stay in the family room at all times. As Julia began using it for meditation she noticed her sciatic pain was going away. Now she uses it as an every day seat, increasing her hip flexibility, balance and leg strength.

It is well known our society is spending far to much time sitting in chairs that don’t support our bodies in a healthy way. The chairs at the office or school, the poor support in “comfy” couches and our sedentary lifestyle, is causing an increase in disability due to back pain. Julia created the first mello{be} to alleviate pain in her family. As she felt her posture straighten, her meditation practice improve, and the joy of a beautiful furnishing, she realized this had to be shared.

Our dream is simple: enable mindfulness in your everyday and increase connection with yourself, the people in your life, and the world around you.You’ll be surprised by how many uses you find: meditation, sitting on the floor, picnics, outdoor seating, watching movies, reading in bed…the list goes on. Try one to feel your posture improve, your mind relax, and smile.

meet
julia.

Julia stopped using her traditional round zafu due to sciatic pain. She was sitting in a chair with cushions for meditation. When her daughter, Corey, was 16 she was suffering from a debilitating illness. Julia knew mindful meditation would help her with her physical and emotional symptoms, but the traditional cushion was once again too hard and Corey felt unstable on it.

After trying a couple of other styles, Julia designed one that encourages the body to sit in an upright position on the floor with comfort and stability. She made it with a modern aesthetic so it could stay in the family room at all times. As Julia began using it for meditation she noticed her sciatic pain was going away. Now she uses it as an every day seat, increasing her hip flexibility, balance and leg strength.
It is well known our society is spending far to much time sitting in chairs that don’t support our bodies in a healthy way. The chairs at the office or school, the poor support in “comfy” couches and our sedentary lifestyle, is causing an increase in disability due to back pain. Julia created the first mello{be} to alleviate pain in her family. As she felt her posture straighten, her meditation practice improve, and the joy of a beautiful furnishing, she realized this had to be shared.

Our dream is simple: enable mindfulness in your everyday and increase connection with yourself, the people in your life, and the world around you.You’ll be surprised by how many uses you find: meditation, sitting on the floor, picnics, outdoor seating, watching movies, reading in bed…the list goes on. Try one to feel your posture improve, your mind relax, and smile.

our
story.

Julia stopped using her traditional round zafu due to sciatic pain. She was sitting in a chair with cushions for meditation. When her daughter, Corey, was 16 she was suffering from a debilitating illness. Julia knew mindful meditation would help her with her physical and emotional symptoms, but the traditional cushion was once again too hard and Corey felt unstable on it.

After trying a couple of other styles, Julia designed one that encourages the body to sit in an upright position on the floor with comfort and stability. She made it with a modern aesthetic so it could stay in the family room at all times. As Julia began using it for meditation she noticed her sciatic pain was going away. Now she uses it as an every day seat, increasing her hip flexibility, balance and leg strength.

It is well known our society is spending far to much time sitting in chairs that don't support our bodies in a healthy way. The chairs at the office or school, the poor support in "comfy" couches and our sedentary lifestyle, is causing an increase in disability due to back pain. Julia created the first mello{be} to alleviate pain in her family. As she felt her posture straighten, her meditation practice improve, and the joy of a beautiful furnishing, she realized this had to be shared.

Our dream is simple: enable mindfulness in your everyday and increase connection with yourself, the people in your life, and the world around you.You'll be surprised by how many uses you find: meditation, sitting on the floor, picnics, outdoor seating, watching movies, reading in bed...the list goes on. Try one to feel your posture improve, your mind relax, and smile.

meet
julia.

Julia is a registered nurse, certified mindfulness coach, and mother to all! She is passionate about improving people's lives through education, mindfulness, and stress reduction.  Want to learn more about mindful meditation? Check out her mindfulness teaching website mindfulinlifeandwork.com

Julia started mello{be} after creating a sitting cushion for herself and her daughter, who both suffer from chronic pain. The cushion helped them immensely, and she decided to open it to the world! When not building mello{be} and teaching meditation, Julia lives in Boerne, TX and spends time with her greatest joys:

her two kids. 🙂

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out! 

Comfort and Connectedness

Find your
center

mello{be} cushions mirror your body, with a rounded center and long wings under your thighs. Every body is different, and no two people settle into a seat the same way. We use a stuff sack of buckwheat hulls that responds to your body weight by conforming to your pressure points and shape.

Sitting on the floor brings calm to the nervous system. A couple of deep breaths, settle in and just {be}

Connect
with yourself & others

Sitting on the floor gets you closer to your body, your children, and your pets. Encouraging connection because you are at their level.

When you sit around with friends on a mello{be} cushions you lose some of the barriers we put up so we can really connect, laugh and just {be}​

Our Cushions