Working with Melissa for four years expanded my capacity both as a performing artist and the way I live my daily life. Not only did Melissa help me to gain awareness of my body and the places I was physically stuck, she had the sensitivity and insight to facilitate connections between my mind and my body, which now influences my work as a therapist. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to work with Melissa as a young adult because the work I did with her continues to have a lasting impact. I am able to practice what I learned in the studio on my own. Thank you Melissa, for guiding me into embodied living.


Singer / Songwriter

The depth and wealth of knowledge and embodied presence Melissa brings to her work and teaching is a rare gift and has changed and greatly impacted my work, my teaching and my own personal health. Whether you are seeking personal change or to deepen your professional skills in the somatic arts, I can’t think of anyone I would recommend more wholeheartedly than Melissa.



I have been studying movement freedom and the Alexander Technique with Melissa since 1999. In addition to being a thoroughly delightful person, she is a master teacher. She brings the perceptiveness, sensitivity and creativity of a true artist to her work as an Alexander teacher. Her humor and enthusiasm makes each lesson a bright spot in my day.


Author & Storyteller Extraordinaire

Melissa and her magic hands straightened out my damaged back which gave a whole new outlook to this old lady’s life. It wasn’t over night and it took some time but, I will always be grateful for Melissa’s magic.


Retired Educator

When I first met Melissa, I was destined for radical back surgery. Due to her work the knife is no longer necessary, she has given me the tools to move through life with less pain and more efficiency.


Poet, Professor Emeritus, decorated war veteran