Melisa Travels!


Do you have a parent's group that needs rhythm help? Do you manage a school with teachers that need some training? Maybe you have a co-op that would like some focused grades training?


From rhythm and inner work to form drawing and main lessons, Melisa brings your group expert, yet down to earth training and understanding about Waldorf, early childhood, crafting a happy home rhythm and much more.

What can Melisa bring my group?

Topics Melisa can share:

  • Form drawing through the grades
  • Temperament in Everyday Life & How to Leverage it in Teaching (home & classroom)
  • Full Main Lesson Planning & Execution
  • Understanding the specifics of different main lessons
  • 6 Keys to a Peaceful Home & Peaceful Inner Life
  • Meditation in Everyday Life
  • The Economy of Teaching
  • Planning Your School Year
  • And much more!

Melisa is an accomplished coach, Waldorf teacher, homeschooling/alternative schooling advocate, marriage and parenting coach. She is always excited to share her knowledge with others. 

What does it cost?

Let's get right to it! Melisa's fees are as follows:

  • $500 per day of teaching for up to 20 participants, and additional $250 per day for every ten participants over 20. She'll put in a full 8 hour day for you and is happy to include a parent's night at no additional charge.
  • Melisa will gladly provide hand outs, the venue will need to provide any other supplies.
  • All groups pay the actual travel expenses. Melisa prefers to fly Delta comfort or first class as she travels with a large service dog. 
  • Melisa requires a car or transportation.
  • Melisa requires a hotel, Hilton or equivalent is preferred. 
  • If you are interested in getting on Melisa's schedule, drop our team a note with your preferred timing and we'll see if it syncs up!
Waldorf Essentials has been an excellent platform for professional development for our school teachers. Melisa Nielsen has shared a lot of wisdom and skill building for in person trainings as well. She and her team have made themselves available for any questions and provided fantastic service. Our teachers have given excellent feedback about the program and how helpful it’s been.
Krystelle Rose
Executive Director 


"It was so great to have Melisa come to train us at Mountain Sunrise Academy. She is a very talented and passionate teacher. She was so helpful for us new-to-Waldorf teachers. I would recommend her training to anyone." 
-Chalice M., 6th-grade teacher
"Melissa gave a powerful PD on understanding temperaments in the classroom.  This information about the 4 temperaments and how best to use the information in the class has helped to transform our learning environment. From student placement to group dynamics, the information presented and great examples, including form drawing with different temperaments, have made a world of difference. Thank you, Melisa!" 
-Maryann O., 2nd-grade teacher
"We are so grateful that Melisa took the time to travel to our school to provide such meaningful training to our faculty as well as our parent community. The wisdom that she brought, and the way she delivered that wisdom, have made a deep impact on our whole school community. Our teachers made such meaningful connections in their understanding of 'why' we do what we do in Waldorf through our days with her, which is so much more meaningful than just "what" we do.  Everything is so very intentional in Waldorf Education, and having more of that knowledge has transformed their classrooms. After her parent evening at our school, many of the parents left with tears of joy.  So many thanked us repeatedly for inviting her and commented that they felt so much inner transformation in the little time they had with her. Melisa has such a way of lovingly telling the blunt truth in a way that really communicates with the core being, without triggering defense mechanisms in anyone. We all need more of that in our lives. We hope to have her come to our school many times in the future and highly recommend her guidance.  We feel so blessed to have had this opportunity." 
-Elizabeth B., Curriculum Specialist

For more information about how to bring Melisa to you, please email us HERE