Honey Bee, CHES, YTT200, KYI
Melissa - from an ancient Greek expression μέλισσα (melissa), "honey bee", which arises from μέλι (meli), "honey."

Melissa Baker

Professional Passion-Driven Achievements:
Honey Bee was motivated to create Tech Cleanse Retreats and Conscious Living Workshops to support the ability for us to understand our true nature, the effects of technology, the need for balance, spiritual connection and the imperative importance of unplugging to maintain health and wellness. She is a trusting facilitator of workshops, retreats and classes to serve children and adults the gift of connection through ancient techniques such as yoga, sound and Ayurveda.
Honey Bee is a graduate of University of Florida, with a Bachelors of Science in Health Education and Behavior, a Certified Health Educator, and Ayurvedic Life Coach. She is also Certified in Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Radiant Child Yoga. She has experience teaching kids 4-17, college-aged students, and private yoga to adults. 

Her background as a Health Educator, Physical Education Teacher, Fitness Consultant, and Public Speaker has taught her to meet people where they are and teach them the significance of body, mind and spirit connection and awareness.
Honey Bee's newest creation is a transformative book that brings people through her own story of adulting, knowledge on technology effects and spiritual practices, and simple steps to create long-lasting change in the readers life. 

Personal Purpose and Inspiring Journey:
   In 2010,  two metal rods were surgically implanted along my spine from scoliosis surgery. After surgery I continued to build strength and help others by playing and instructing tennis. My path began there and continued to evolve with activity and movement while calming my mind and living in alignment with my soul's path. Her favorite style of yoga is Kundalini Yoga, and Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep/Relaxation).
   Honey Bee is an devoted creative-adventure seeker who enjoys being outdoors, travel, writing, and being open to the joys in life. Honey Bee loves to walk and play with her Jack Russell/Blue Healer mix, Shanti. She also loves to attend local farmers markets, live mantra and kirtan concerts and cooking, singing and laughing with her partner, Michael.

   As a health professional and spiritual teacher/practitioner, Honey Bee practices what she teaches and leads by example in her own life by using technology mindfully and committing to a daily spiritual/creative practice.