Workshops & Retreats
Coming together in a group offers rich opportunities explore and discover new aspects of yourself and your relationships. Being witnessed and hearing other’s stories can be a powerful way to change your perspective and initiate something new. I have a depth of experience leading groups that are experiential and will engage your body, mind, emotions, and soul. Some workshops I co-lead with other healing professionals who I admire and who inspire me.
Upcoming Workshops :
Talk at Pleasure Point Yoga - Monday Nov 26, 7pm - 8:30pm
Yoga of Relationship : Family Edition
The family dinner table can feel so far from the sangha. Come together for an evening to do Mindfulness Meditation practices that can support us in experiencing more peace in the face of challenging relationships, to break the spell of old patterning and old stories, and to bring the love and understanding you may yearn for to yourself. Leave with an adapted Loving-Kindness Mediation that you can do while locked in the bathroom as needed! Suggested Donation $15
Living Mindful : Crafting a Mindfulness Practice That Works for Your Life
Sunday January 27, 1pm- 4:30pm at Pleasure Point Yoga, $40
We can only spend so much time on the mat. But the gifts of living mindfully are available to us throughout daily life, if we create practices to connect in.
In this workshop you will get ideas on how to incorporate embodied mindful moments anywhere. We will also explore different mindful meditation practices - sitting, walking, moving, doing – so that you can expand your ideas of how to practice. Invitations to include the body, sensation, movement, emotion, even story into your experience will help you to see what resonates for you.
Private Couple’s Intensive Retreats :
Couple’s intensive retreats are a chance to do focused work together to shift things in your relationship. Get away from the daily obligations in a vacation setting and do couple’s therapy that is private and geared specifically to your concerns. You come for 2-3 days and we spend 6 or more hours together in sessions. You will also have time to explore together, reconnect and relax in beautiful Santa Cruz and leave with changes that will enhance your relationship for years to come.
Intensives with Melissa are great for:
*Those who want to restart & reconnect
*Couples who have felt stuck in the same patterns
*Couples at a turning point who need to find the next step
*Couples at the beginning of a commitment who want tools to be successful
*Couples looking to increase their intimacy and sexual energy
*People renegotiating open relationship or monogamy agreements
*People who find group workshops intimidating or uncomfortable
Your Intensive includes
- A pre-intensive phone consultation
- At least 6 hours session time
- Explorations to try during your intensive time
- A practical take-home plan
- Consultation with your local couple’s therapist, if you request
Melissa offers limited Intensives each year, so plan to schedule in advance.