About Melinda Bernstein

Melinda is known as the "Flexible Rabbi" not only because she previously taught yoga and dance, but because she draws from many traditions in her life's work.  

I work with people of all faiths and traditions and love doing so. I believe love comes before our faiths and just happen to steep my own faith in God through the lens of Judaism.

I feel I was chosen to become a Rabbi to be a unique voice for feminine wisdom and to help others gain greater access to the wisdom of their soul.

Born on Miami Beach, Melinda is a native Floridian who received her Ordination on Mothers Day 2009 just as her two children were headed off to college. "It was a loud and clear message to teach others through the lens of my own feminine wisdom.   The universe was saying, go and so I  listened".

"Work at not needing approval from anyone and you will be free to be who you really are".  Rebbe Nachmon of Breslov

Being raised in the Reform tradition left Melinda yearning for a deeper connection to God. After marrying and having two children and still yearning, Hurricane Andrew destroyed her family home in 1992. Melinda took it as a sign from God and raised two children in marriage in the Orthodox tradition. The experience gave Melinda a deeper connection to God,  as she learned Hebrew by attending an Orthodox Synagogue.  It was a sanctuary that provided comfort until her marriage and faith fell apart in 2005.

God is closest to those with broken hearts.
  Jewish Proverb

After divorce and before Melinda received her S'Micha, she studied and was certified in Jewish Energy Healing, Life Coaching and Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajhan  Melinda also wrote two books (one published) and created  courses  via The Sacred Roadmap, guided healing meditations, The Sacred Flirt, Freedom Dance & Shechinah Dance.   Read Melinda's Marketing Plan.

Melinda is an accomplished International Speaker, who brought awareness about religion, love and healing to the International Medical Conference in Jerusalem in 2010.   She moved to Northern California (aka the garden of eden) the following year and moved back to Florida in 2015.
Everyone is unique. Compare not yourself with anyone else lest you spoil God's curriculum.
- Baal Shem Tov