Meet the Instructors


Each of our regularly scheduled instructors pictured below are independent entrepreneurs at the top of their respective fields. We recognize that by working together in close partnership, we're able to build community while maintaining our unique businesses, and reach more people than we'd be able to alone. Make sure to check out our instructors private practices, linked in their bios. 

We’re always open to adding new, holistic-minded instructors to our lineup. Extend your reach within our community, network with like-minded business owners and market your own services!  Meridian Integrative Wellness is built on the foundation of education and empowerment, so make your class fun, inspiring, and educational; we want your attendees to go away with knowledge and skills to do whatever you're teaching on their own.  Plan to teach a hands-on, interactive class (most evening classes are about two hours) and we'll handle the tough stuff: registration, marketing and support. If you're an entrepreneur interested in teaching in our gorgeous classroom, contact us to apply

Jessica Hill Powell, founder of Meridian Integrative Wellness

Jessica Hill Powell is the founder of Meridian Integrative Wellness, a business that is the embodiment of all of her passions: the psychology of change, continued education, mentorship, natural wellness, and personal growth & empowerment. She has a degree in Psychology from Bellarmine University and was trained as an Integrative Health Coach at Duke University. She's also a certified yoga instructor. Aside from her own private health coaching practice, she teaches a class series, Demystifying Meditation, a free monthly Wellness Restoration,  as well as a rotation of creative pop-ups. 

Jessica in a nut-shell: Mama x4. Yogi. Foodie. Gardener. Creative. Forever Student. Wellness Advocate.

Rhona Kamar, Wellness Chef, author of

Rhona Kamar, Wellness Chef, has a degree in journalism from the University of Kentucky and is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She's been creating healthy dishes for her family's restaurant Ramsi's Cafe on the World for over 20 years and is the author of, a website dedicated to healthy cooking and other practices for a life of vibrant energy.  She currently hosts an array of seasonal offerings, including Veg-Centric, Seasonal Edition: Delicious plant based dishes using seasonally appropriate produceHealthy & Easy Instant Pot Meals, and World Broth: Healing Bone Broth Recipes from Around the Globe. Rhona also writes about food, teaches cooking classes and creates personalized menus for private clients.  

Rhona in a nut-shell: Mama x3. Entrepreneur. Writer. Passionate cook. Prana junkie.

Shelly Sowell, M.Ed., LPCC

Shelly Sowell, M.Ed., LPCC, is professional clinical counselor who is passionate about helping people bring deeper awareness and balance to their lives, in order to create more meaningful and inspired living.  She counsels and creates from an integrated wellness approach that includes developmental, relational-cultural, and body-centered models of therapy and healing. She attended graduate school and trained at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee. Shelly leads a class series, Integrative Strength Training, which is an 8 session/4 week immersion into aligning with your authentic self and creating a strong core from the inside out.

Shelly in a nut-shell: Mama x1. Intuitive. Passionate Learner. Mindful. Nature Loving Coffee Connoisseur. 

Elder Master John Price, 8th Degree Black Belt

Elder Master John Price, is the head instructor and owner of the Shaolin-Do Martial Arts School. His 40+ years of practice will help guide you through learning basics and prepare you for more advanced practice. He teaches a four part Tai Chi series at Meridian Integrative Wellness.

Benefits of Tai Chi include: stress reduction, balanced emotions, improved circulation, posture, flexibility, balance, memory and more. 

John in a nut-shell: Family Man. Disciplined Practitioner. Lifelong Learner. Calming Spirit.

Aside from our regularly scheduled classes, we offer an array of creative and wellness centered learning opportunities as pop-ups. ​ Sign up below to get first dibsspecial offers and be the first to know about all the cool stuff going on in our classroom.