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BA in Communications
Baruch College 2012


Usui Reiki Master Certification 2018


Play Life and Wellness Coaching Education

Coachville 2018

Non Denominational Ordained Minister

Universal Life Church 2021 

Clinical Somatics for Self Care

 Vagus Nerve Masterclass

Anatomy Trains Neurovascular Release

for Anterior Neck


NYS Licensed and Nationally Certified in

Therapeutic Massage
1000hr FLSM 2015


Certified in Therapeutic Thai Massage
50hr Kula Collective 2020


Vermont Registered Bodyworker 2021

Certified and Registered Yoga Teacher

200hr Kula Collective 2017


Certified Restorative Yoga Teacher

20hr Sangha Studio 2020

Respect, awe, and curiosity for the human experience has led me along a fascinating journey of anatomy, spirit, patience, and play. Beginning with my own need for something new, the healing practices I offer are the same that have helped me to  soothe my nervous system, uncover patterns, befriend chronic pain, and express my feelings vulnerably and mindfully. They are the ones that have helped me explore my reality, hopes, dreams, grief, and body. They have connected me with others, with nature, and with myself.  It is an ongoing process of learning and sharing and it's my deepest gratitude to be able to  be on this part of the journey with you.

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Cutting Hill Road

Whiting, Vermont

The home quarters of Love, Play, Grow is nestled in a renovated School House from the 1860s on 1.73 acres  of flowers and forest. Our entrance is marked by the semi-circle driveway leading to a door with a blue tapestry. We have two friendly cats, Franklin and George, who some times like to pop in the session for a snuggle or hello.  Melissa and Sean enjoy hosting guests, retreats, and game nights here throughout the year while balancing it out with quiet time around the wood stove, crafting, reading, and learning from nature.

Familiar Faces


Sean McAuliffe

Sean is a self taught chef specializing in plant based offerings. His delicious and creative meals grace our retreats and trainings. Trained in Food Safety and inspired by his own dietary restrictions, Sean's creations always reflect a consideration of  dietary preferences and needs while supplying flavor and fun through food. His good nature and general handiwork can be found in many of the details that keep our Whiting location supported and nourished.

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