Meet the Instructors

MEET OUR 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. 

A note for practitioners interested in teaching

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. Classes are fun, inspiring, and educational; we want your attendees to go away with knowledge and skills to do whatever you're teaching on their own.  The most successful classes are hands-on and interactive and we handle the tough stuff: registration, marketing and support. If you're an entrepreneur seeking to teach a wellness technique or skill, contact us to apply.

NICE TO MEET YOU!

FOUNDER, HEALTH COACH 

NBC-HWC, RYT-200

Jessica's expertise centers around holistic wellness and behavior change. From yoga to aromatherapy to neuroscience on behavior change, she is informed by a variety of modalities in her practice, all with one goal in mind: physical and emotional well-being. She loves working with folks who face complex health issues, including autoimmune diseases, diabetes and other chronic conditions because it's so rewarding to witness folks heal and take back their sense of well-being, much like she's done in her own life. 


Jessica in a nut-shell: Mama x4. INFJ. Yogi. Foodie. Feminist. Plant Lover. Creative. Forever Student.

BIOFEEDBACK PRACTITIONER

Registered Nurse

Robin has been Registered Nurse for over 33 years, receiving her Bachelors Degrees in Nursing, Psychology and English from the University of South Dakota. Working as a nurse in cardiac, behavioral and school nursing, she has seen the impact stress plays on our body, mind and health. She uses biofeedback to help you to connect with your body to reduce pain, manage stress, headaches, smoking cessastion and so much more. She is also a reiki master and loves the benefits of essential oils. 


Robin in a nut-shell: Mama x3. Nurse. Artist. Healer. Hiker. Traveler. Life Changer. Wellness Advocate.

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

specializing in trauma

Julie has a great deal of experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety and PTSD, as well as families with various interpersonal issues. Clients often seek her to assist in navigating through difficult relationships with family members, as well as coping with recent or past traumas. Using EMDR and Havening, she teaches clients that they can lessen negative emotional and physical reactions to past trauma. Mind-body connection is an integral part of her practice.


Julie in a nut-shell: Mama x3. Foodie. Avid Exerciser. Lover of movies, travel and books.

PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL COUNSELOR 

M.Ed., LPCC

Shelly 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

8th Degree Black Belt

John 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.

Wellness Chef

author of prana-junkie.com

Rhona 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 prana-junkie.com, a website dedicated to healthy cooking and other practices for a life of vibrant energy.  She has hosted an array of seasonal offerings, including Veg-Centric, Seasonal Edition: Delicious plant based dishes using seasonally appropriate produce, Healthy & 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.

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach 

M.A., CCC-SLP

Alyson is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Speech-Language Pathologist.  She specializes in helping educators, medical providers, and caregivers of individuals with special needs prioritize and find time for much needed self care.  She has an integrative approach that will help you explore the connection between the way you fuel your life (career, relationships, etc.) and the way you fuel your body (food and exercise).  She believes eating quality, whole foods is one of the key cornerstones to healing our bodies and brains.  BUT-- all the kale and broccoli in the world cannot fully counteract a stressful lifestyle. Healthy eating alone cannot counteract toxicities in other areas of our lives.  Her goal is to build ongoing community and support amongst those experimenting with changing their eating and lifestyle habits. 


Alyson in a nutshell: Healthy Habits Enthusiast. Nature Lover. Traveler. Caregiver. Forever Student. Recovering Perfectionist.

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