Letters of Recommendation
& Backstage Wellness Appreciation

My name is Kristin Walter, I’ve worked as an executive in the social impact space for over 14 years. Over the years I’ve hosted dozens of gathering, from youth leadership trainings to professional collaborations. I contacted Melissa Manning Collins, the founder of Livity Rising, to book massage therapists and wellness (yoga, meditation, qigong) teachers for a retreat in I was coordinating in Boulder Creek for non-profit executives. She was easy to work with and able to fill our needs in a timely fashion. The practitioners that she booked for the retreat were very skilled, friendly, and our guests appreciated their services immensely. As someone who designs gatherings often, it was a delight to be able to provide some holistic care for our participants.”

Kristin Walter
Partner, Crew
Partner, Enlight Collaborative

“The virtual Wellness content you created for our online festival, Can’t Stop the Music, was so lovely!”

Amy Sheehan
California Roots Inc.
Operations Manager

“That was the best healing session of my life! I felt like I was floating on a cloud while playing. Thank you!” 

Love you guys, Mike Love


“You are the BEST!!! I feel so much better. Thank you sooo much! I wouldn’t have been able to do the show without you!!”

Asdru Sierra, Ozomatli


“Would love to work with you again when we are back in the fall. I was just looking at your Instagram page. My sinus pressure was improved greatly and had zero issues flying home. Dr. Stephanie was AWESOME.”

Drifter, UB40

“Hi y’all. just wanted to reiterate my appreciation for staying open an extra hour at mountain sol for me to get on a chair for a couple minutes. I’m currently on my way back to the west coast after flying to buffalo for our second show and just wanted to say thank you!”

Johnny Kimock
Oteil and Friends
John Morgan Kimock

“I wanted to submit some feedback on the services provided by Livity Rising Healing Collective at the Monterey Jazz Festival. The festival has provided some onsite massages in past years but nothing on this level. The first thing you notice is how a simple fairground showroom had been transformed into an inviting, relaxing and healing space. All of the therapists were very welcoming, skilled and flexible with their schedules.

 Last year was a big anniversary year at MJF. As Manager of the Backline/ Production crew, I had a very mentally and physically challenging week, so having this moment of healing refuge was a saving grace for me! I know that my crew, many musicians and even some of the MJF management took advantage and benefited from these services.

I would welcome Melissa Collins and all of the Livity Rising crew back for another year please.”

All the best,
Jeff Sloan
Backline/ Production Manager
Monterey Jazz Festival
“Growing jazz one note at a time”

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