About Melissa

Melissa Stratford is the founder of Meditation Buzz. She is a Florida Native, wife and mother of two lovely children. She was born and raised in Hollywood Florida and moved to Jacksonville in 2005 with her husband. She studied communications, formerly worked for the Discovery Channel Latin America and worked in television production for nine years. She is also a licensed esthetician and has worked with a local plastic surgeon here in Jacksonville Beach. 

Melissa‘s journey with meditation began as she was trying to find a natural way to alleviate stress and anxiety in her own life. She knows and understands how stressful life can be whether providing for your family, coping with the rigors of a fast-paced corporate career or trying to find a moment’s peace in an always connected world.

Melissa is a certified Meditation /Mindfulness teacher. She received her training at the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona, Arizona from teacher and best-selling author Sarah McLean, who was the founding educational director at Deepak Chopra’s center for wellbeing in California. Melissa has also studied “Healing Touch” therapy at Wolfson’s Children’s hospital here in Jacksonville. She has a free flowing down to earth style that allows her students to feel relaxed and at ease during her meditation classes. She is kind, compassionate and has a genuine desire to help others. Her passion truly is teaching meditation and passing on her knowledge so others can achieve this same balance, calm, inner peace and create a new normal in their lives.

Melissa teaches private instruction by appointment. Group and corporate classes are also available.

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