meet the WELLNESS team


Founder, Wellness & Intuitive Eating Coach, Personal Trainer

Having suffered mental illness and Binge Eating Disorder/Bulimia from a young age, Melani founded and built The Wellness Workshop - a holistic wellness centre dedicated to helping others struggling with similar issues who are fed up with the lack of recovery support available in today’s society.


As a qualified Wellness & Intuitive Eating Coach, she works with a range of clients from all walks of life to overcome chronic dieting, body-image issues, food addictions and disordered eating. Melani is also the creator and master-mind behind our range of corporate wellbeing programs and workshops including programs for schools, businesses and sporting clubs.


In addition to this, Melani won the 2019 PT of the Year award after just 4 years in the industry - largely attributed to her incredible interpersonal and motivating skills that helps clients navigate personal and professional barriers to long-term success and happiness.

Belinda mcintosh

Meditation Teacher

Belinda is a fully qualified Meditation Teacher and therapist who has been helping clients restore their health and vitality for close to a decade. She is compassionate, caring and highly adaptive to the learning styles of participants in her classes. 

Belinda's Meditation Classes will not only help enhance your mood, energy levels and ability to deal with stress, but also have a profound effect on your sleep quality. 


To book a class with Belinda, simply click on our Workshops & Events tab and select Meditation Workshops.

Julie Bristow

Clinical Hypnotherapist

NLP Coach

Julie’s passion for hypnotherapy originated as a Fitness Director and International Recruiter after seeking more effective methods to motivate her team and drive change amongst clients.


She identified a huge gap in the minds of clients who she could see harboured a wealth of knowledge, but had a lack of will or inability to act on that knowledge.


She now uses her qualifications as a Clinical Hypnotherapist as well as a Neuro-linguistic Programming Coach to support and propel clients through periods of change by eliminating destructive habits and behavioural patterns. She also has a remarkable track record in assisting clients to overcome phobias and addictions including flying, smoking…etc.


Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Jorden's positive attitude towards exercise started from a young age with a love for competitive sports. Initially looking to pursue a career in coaching for elite athletes, he quickly recognised the huge benefit exercise can have in improving quality of life and wellbeing for patients undergoing rehabilitation.


Jorden applies evidence-based exercise programs to assist clients in the management of their injuries and/or chronic medical conditions.


He is an ESSA (Exercise Sport Science Australia) Accredited Exercise Physiologist and believes that exercise is a medicine that can be applied and adapted to all. 

Branavie Ranj

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Intuitive Eating Coach

03 9801 8711


Book With Branavie

Bran is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutritionist (AN). She fell into nutrition through an appreciation for science, however quickly became invested in helping clients foster a healthy relationship with food.


Bran is an advocate of the non-diet approach and Health At Every Size, and has undergone intuitive eating training through the London Centre for Intuitive Eating. She firmly believes that weight is not an indicator of health, and that food is so much more than nutrients.

Coming from a Sri Lankan background, she also has a large passion for incorporating cultural values and heritage into her practice. Bran also works as a researcher in the Health Services Research Group at the Royal Children’s Hospital and co-hosts the podcast The Pantry Party.


Laura Baker

Social Media Coordinator

Contact Laura for social media & collaboration opportunities:

Laura has always been passionate about nutrition and is a strong believer in communicating evidence based, simple health messages that promote wellbeing and balance.


She is currently studying to be an Accredited Practising Dietitian, with a curiosity for the HAES and non-diet approach that helps build awareness of mental health and develop a safer, more supportive social media space for women.


Laura is responsible for the content creation and implementation of The Wellness Workshop’s social media strategy, delivering uplifting, engaging and relatable posts that support our messages of self-care, self-compassion, individuality and balance in the wellbeing journey.

Kellie emmett

Digital Marketing Manager

Contact Kellie for marketing & advertising

Kellie's love for marketing has grown with her passion to really help businesses succeed. She loves that great marketing can bring together customers with like-minded businesses. 


With a Bachelor of Business (Marketing and Management), alongside a Certificate IV (Graphics Design) Kellie is a well-rounded, creative and skilled marketer with years of experience in both the B2C and B2B markets.


Kellie is responsible for the direction and implementation of The Wellness Workshop’s digital and marketing strategy, as well as growing the brand in the health and wellness space.