About Me

Objectives: To support the wellness and technique development of performing artists and fitness enthusiasts across the life cycle, and to guide individuals toward their personal goals for a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle...Accomplished Nutritionist with expertise in nutrition care planning, counse... more less
Profession
Expertise
Degrees
BA Humanities, World College West/New College of California
BS Didactic Program in Dietitics, New York University
Master's Degree Public Health Nutrition, New York University
Post Secondary Certificate Food And Nutrition, Bowling Green State University
Years Experience
16-20 years
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Verified
Feldenkrais® - Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Agency Unavailable
AHA-Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
AHA-Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
HPSO

Melissa's Locations

26 Seventh Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
http://www.sfdancecenter.org/ | (415) 863-3040 x221
BRASARTE WORLD DANCE CENTER - Trainer/Instructor
1901 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley , CA 94704
http://www.brasarte.com | (510) 528-1958
Fitness SF / SOMA - Trainer/Instructor
1001 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
http://fitnesssf.com/ | 415-348-6377

Additional Information

Rate
$15.00 / hr
This is the drop-in rate for most classes. Some discounts available. Private sessions offered upon request.
Payment Methods
Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Cashier's Check
Awards & Accomplishments
Interfaith Medical Center - Primary Care Clinic - Consumer Advisory Board Certificate of Recognition (2010)
Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center - Labels for Health Certificate of Appreciation: Health Literacy Program (2009)
American Dietetic Association Public Policy Workshop Grassroots Scholarship recipient for New York State (2007)
New York State Department of Health - Eat Well Play Hard Certificate of Recognition (2003)
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Gender
Female
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Client Reviews/Comments

6 reviews
Michael Goodman
On Jan 24, 2012
I had a great experience at my first Feldendrais session with Melissa as my guide. I left feeling calm, relaxed and centered. My shoulders, which had been aching, felt better the rest of the day, as did my hips. I am looking forward to futher sessions with Melissa.
Janet DeHart
On Dec 22, 2011
Feldenkrais® with Melissa has gently suggested new ways of movement for me on multiple levels. In her class I feel a sweet curiosity about my body and it's natural patterns without judgement. Her keen awareness and comforting voice makes the whole experience an intellligent moving meditation. She is a very knowledgable and compassionate teacher.
Fiona Taylor
On Dec 14, 2011
Melissa has an amazing tranquil voice to guide her students inward through the Feldenkrais lessons. I invariably come out of her class feeling more aligned and comfortable in my body, with better posture, and feeling reinvigorated. I also find that I refer back what I have learned from her classes at various points throughout my day.. While at my desk at work, walking down the street, laying in bed at night. The lessons remind me to be in my body with ease and they continue well beyond the boundaries of her studio. I would highly recommend her classes.
Anonymous
On Nov 02, 2011
Melissa is an excellent teacher. She knows how to teach and is tuned in to her students. I feel relaxed, energized and refreshed after her classes.
Andrea Jacoby
On Oct 26, 2011
Melissa is helpful, gentle and informative. Her classes are changing the way I experience my body.
Anonymous
On Oct 26, 2011
Mellisa is a patient, experienced Feldenkrais teacher who really knows her stuff. I've been going to her classes for a few months and I have a lot more vitality and ease of movement, which is great as I was not in the best of shape before I started. Melissa has both a trained and intuitive sense of the body and how it works - amazing teacher!

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