Mela Stevens is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, working with holistic-based nutrition and wellness for individuals and with groups for almost 15 years. Her passion for radical self-care came from a former career as the owner of a NYC based marketing communications company when she thought self-care meant getting to the gym a few times a week. It ended there when a combination of burn-out and self-study on whole body wellness led to a return to school and a career change. The journey began there and it doesn’t look like there is an end in sight! Mela holds a Bachelor’s degree from Long Island University, CW Post Campus and received additional education from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, studying in person with some of the top leaders in nutrition today. She is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners is a member of the Yoga Alliance, as her wellness work now includes being a 500 hour registered yoga teacher. She is currently working toward advanced accreditation from the National Health & Wellness Consortium and the International Coaching Federation. Mela is also a writer and speaker who brings all of her wellness acumen into her teaching and coaching. It is her belief that breath, movement, proper nourishment, rest, service and bringing some joy/fun into each day comprises an extraordinary life. And if there’s a will, there’s a way.
She teaches and coaches individuals, groups, and corporate clients in person and through teleclass and webinar series throughout the country, currently making New York--Manhattan, and the Hudson Valley--where she currently resides in Rhinebeck, NY--home base.