meet the WELLNESS team
MELANI DE SOUSA
Founder | Presenter | Wellness & Intuitive Eating Coach
Having suffered mental illness from a young age, Melani founded and built The Wellness Workshop - a holistic wellness centre dedicated to helping improve the mental, physical and emotional health of Australians.
Melani's qualifications include a Level 3 Wellness Coaching accreditation from Wellness Coaches Australia, Master Personal Trainer, Intuitive Eating Coach, and Bachelor's Degree in Business. She was also awarded the highly contested 2019 Personal Trainer of The Year Award from Fitness Australia, beating over 3000 national nominations.
Melani is the creator and master-mind behind our range of corporate wellbeing programs and workshops. She is an engaging presenter and passionate speaker who's delivered over 100 workshops to date.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Jorden is a qualified Accredited Exercise Physiologist who holds a Master of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation. Jorden's passions include exercise and helping others live a happier, healthier and more mobile life.
Jorden works in a full-time capacity with a number of clients ranging in age from as young as 8 years old to 80 years old. He is a caring and compassionate EP who has helped clients overcome and manage issues such as chronic medical conditions, acute and sub-acute injuries, lifestyle diseases and more with evidence based exercise programs performed in and out of a gym environment.
Jorden consults as an Exercise Physiologist for The Wellness Workshop by co-creating our movement related wellness programs and workshops which aim to reduce injury, improve mobility, increase fitness and improve quality of life.
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Intuitive Eating Coach
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.