I see MAGIC in you. Let's fire it up.


Introducing the Altar Ego Shop!

Personality for your sacred space + modern tools for connecting with spiritual power

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Superpower Sessions


You have natural superpowers. I can help you turn them on.

Schedule a 1-on-1 Superpower Coaching Session to activate your innate healing abilities + receive support and inspiration for whatever you are facing.

Energy Healing


My Energy Healing sessions draw upon Reiki, meditation, visualization and the magic of intuition.

The benefits that energy healing offers are the same benefits as removing the effects of stress from your body and life. Pretty cool.

Get In Your Thrive Zone

This online group coaching course is all about upgrading your biological and psychological resilience.

Cool, right?

The next session of THRIVE ZONE starts on Monday June 3, 2019

Learn to Meditate

Want to learn to meditate but feel intimidated? I got you.

My online meditation course contains video, audio, instruction and inspiration delivered right to your inbox. No more excuses, just the support and motivation you need.

This is an on-demand course — you get access to all the materials right when you sign up. Easy peasy.


Introducing the Rising Scholarship

My courses, products and services are especially great for people facing extreme challenge. Often though, things like cancer diagnoses, grief, loss and major transitions come with financial stress.


The Rising Scholarship provides support (in the form of discounted or free courses and 1-on-1 services) to those dedicated to healing + transformation who are in financial need.

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Things I love

Check out the people, places, words and things that support me in living a purpose-driven and healthy life.

Hi! I'm Melissa.

I am a metaphor-mixing, perspective-shifting, recovering-type-A-perfectionist-turned-yogi — ON A MISSION.

What I Do

I am part nurse, part yoga teacher and full firecracker. I combine my backgrounds in science and spirit to empower people to learn how to heal.

From the FORDEitude Blog

O N ➢ A G A I N

  I’m not gonna lie, I’m sort of a fan of on-again-off-again relationships. I just love first kisses so much and getting to have multiple first kisses with the same person is extra sweet and magical in my experience. It is fresh and exciting but also comfortable...

Altar Ego: Personality for Your Sacred Space!

I am so excited to announce the launch of my first product line, Altar Ego, which features sustainably made and beautifully designed altar candles! . I was inspired by my own experience of healing through grief to create tools to help people access the healing power...

A B O U T ➢ T H O S E ➢ N E W ➢ Y E A R ➢ V I B E S

This year I was not in my typical New Year’s mood. I did not do any reviewing or intention setting. I was sick with a high fever, searing pain and disgustingly swollen tonsils on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 😑 — but also, I was content to practice accepting...

Come Practice With Me

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What People Are Saying

“Melissa is serious and fun at the same time.  I’ve had other yoga teachers remind the class to lighten up and smile, but no one needs to be reminded with Melissa!”

Phoebe G.

“Melissa’s way of teaching forces me to forget about all the stress in my life. She calms me down and strengthens and stretches me all at the same time. She is my weekly therapy.”

Dani C.

“After having practiced yoga for years, it is thanks to Melissa that I have finally learned how to be in the moment.”

Emy V.

“Melissa’s gentle nature and her sincere love and enthusiasm for meditation and yoga make her a wonderful and amazing teacher.  Attending her classes leave me feeling grounded and grateful.”

Susanne D.

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