About Us

Our mission is to help women create solid foundations for true wellness 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 GeigerMelissa Geiger, M.A.
Director, Founder

Melissa 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, Expressive Arts Therapy 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.

You can learn more about Melissa’s private practice here, read her blog posts here, and also find her on Facebook.


Natalia KW

Natalia is a celebrated author and pure food chef working holistically to guide clients towards thriving health and unwavering happiness. She is also trained in Andean Shamanism through The Four Winds Society.

Natalia’s published works include three cookbooks: Pure Pleasures, Cupcake Heaven & Raw Food Juice Bar.

She is currently living & loving in Santa Cruz, CA where she maintains her Shamanic Healing practice and hosts monthly Sacred Food & Ceremony gatherings. Learn more at NataliaKW.com.




potentiarebecca2Rebecca Bass-Ching, MFT
Guest Expert / Teacher

Rebecca is a licensed psychotherapist who is passionate about helping people heal their relationship with their body, food and their story.

She is an expert on disordered eating, trauma, identity, shame and relationship issues.

Rebecca is the Director of Potentia Family Therapy in San Diego, CA. She is a writer and she regularly speaks at schools, churches, businesses and organizations on topics related to food and body issues, culture and media, trauma, identity, relationships and shame.



Brooke Kaufman
Guest Expert/Teacher

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 Lutzker
Guest Expert/Teacher

Talya is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Chef and Yoga Instructor. She is the author of The Ayurvedic Vegan Kitchen.

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 Kancler
Guest Expert/Teacher

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.


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