Our mission is to inspire women transform their relationship to nourishment through compassionate mind-body awareness, healing foods & restorative self-care.
We believe in the power of mindfulness, compassion, community, and true body and soul nourishment. Our shared passion is for supporting women in all of these areas.
Nourishing Our Radiance was created to support a community of visionary women who are dedicated to restoring balance to our bodies, souls, communities and planet.
We offer lots of inspiration through our blog, in addition to in-depth online programs, live workshops and one-on-one support.
Melissa is a holistic mind-body wellness trainer and integral therapist who is passionate about giving women the tools they need to realize new depths of radiance, resilience and resourcefulness.
She holds a Masters degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her clinical background includes training in Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Depth Hypnosis and Somatic Psychology. Her work is a synthesis of these different approaches to healing and transformation.
Melissa teaches workshops throughout California and runs our highly acclaimed online course, Cultivating the Sweet Life.
Natalia is a shamanic practitioner and pure food chef working holistically to guide clients towards thriving health and unwavering happiness. She is trained in Andean Shamanism through The Four Winds Society.
Katherine is a mother, nurturer and Waldorf trained early childhood caregiver. She is passionate about bringing beauty into the world through shining light on daily rhythms and sharing her love of nourishing food. She lives with her family in Northern California.
Brooke is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant who creates customized meal plans for her clients with multiple food allergies and intolerances, and for those who are on the GAPS diet.
She enjoys helping people eat nourishing food that is easy to prepare and tastes delicious. She believes that having food allergies and intolerances can be a positive challenge that inspires creativity, and brings a higher level of awareness when it comes to what you put in your body. Brooke believes that when we deeply nourish ourselves inside and out, we can attain optimal health…which includes healing our damaged and inflamed digestive systems.
Brooke received her nutrition education at Bauman College, and has learned through her own personal experience with food intolerances, she also works as a cleanse coach for Cleanse Organic.
Talya blends ancient Ayurvedic wisdom with modern nutrition to give women the skills they need to cook delicious, nutritious meals with ease.
Talya loves helping transform the lives of clients & students by sharing cooking skills, nutritional know-how, personalized Ayurvedic education and coping strategies to foster a healthier relationship with food.
She lives in Santa Cruz, CA where she teaches yoga, works as an Ayurvedic practitioner, and leads food-based cleanse programs.
Kristen is a Reformed Pastry Chef turned Holistic Nutrition Coach, Emotional Eating Expert, and Natural Foods Chef.
She works with women who are ready to kick their sugar cravings once and for all through her fun, integrated, and customized programs. She is passionate about helping women release the cravings, the obsession, the guilt, and the weight that accompany sugar addiction.
Kristen is a graduate of UCSB and the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health. She is a contributing writer at Bliss.com and a former Health and Wellness Writer and Editor for Glam Media, the largest global online news outlet for women.
Interested in writing for Nourishing Our Radiance? We have openings for a few new guest bloggers. If you think you might be a good fit, contact us with your ideas and examples of your work. Submissions will be reviewed at least twice a month.