– Professional Bio –
Melissa Maher is a Certified Professional Coach through the ICF-accredited Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, as well as a Certified Nutritionist, Registered Yoga Teacher, and dedicated Vipassana meditation and mindfulness practitioner. She is currently undergoing a 2-year Mindfulness Meditation teacher training program under the guidance of highly respected teachers and authors Jack Kornfield, Phd and Tara Brach, PhD.
After a heart-opening yoga teacher training in Costa Rica in 2006, Melissa quit her mundane 9-5 job and took her soul-searching to South America and then to San Diego, where she hopped between the shoes of barista, massage therapist, yoga teacher and surfer. While in San Diego, Melissa also worked in the Life Coaching Department of the Tony Robbins Company, which sparked her mission to help other women live a life full of possibilities on their own terms.
In her private coaching practice, Melissa takes a mindful approach to helping busy-brained women live in the moment, express their desires unapologetically, and love the selves they are today even as they focus on bringing joy, love, peace, and fulfillment more to the forefront of their lives. She believes that when you start listening to your intuition’s whispers, the Universe will cup your dreams in its hands and path-illuminating synchronicities will naturally fall into place to support your journey (aka life becomes ease-y).
In addition to her private coaching practice, Melissa leads the annual Costa Rica Find Your Flow Retreat to help women dive deeper into the lives they truly want. She also conducts leadership development trainings in hospitals around the United States and offers workshops to audiences ranging from corporations like Pfizer to yoga studios and artists, offering a blend of coaching, mindfulness, and yogic practices.
She lives in beautiful San Francisco with her boyfriend and admits to being a sucker for sundresses, silent meditation retreats, a tasty IPA, and impromptu getaways that feed her wanderlust.