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Meet our Practitioner

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Melonie is a Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Intuitive Healer, Food Therapist, Yoga Instructor and Founder of Groundwork Health and Wellbeing. 

Intuitive Guidance, keen taste buds, a lust for knowledge and a strong embrace for mother nature’s gifts, began this journey into natural medicine for Melonie. Appreciating her nomadic lifestyle and continually discovering more about food, yoga and wellbeing, Melonie completed her BHSc Naturopathy and a certificate IV in yoga teaching. The past 10 years have seen Melonie sharing her passion with many students and clients on retreats, studios and rehabilitation programs.

At last, grounding herself on the sunshine coast, Melonie has been practicing privately and within organisations allowing her to specialise in mental health, addictions and gut health. Melonie is passionate about an integrated health approach and works collaboratively with local doctors and specialising therapists. Melonie now practices from her private clinic in Cooroy ‘The heart of the hinterland’ where she enjoys sharing this knowledge amongst the community, and creating the groundwork for a natural approach health and wellbeing for our future generations, honouring mother earth and minimising the use of synthetic medications.


"Weaving age-old alchemical traditions with up to date professional knowledge, laying the groundwork for health and wellbeing amongst our loved ones and in our community." - Melonie

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2019- Reiki Level 1
2015-Bachelor of Health Science (BHCs) Naturopathy at Endeavour College of Natural Medicine
2011- Certificate IV in Yoga Teacher Training at the Byron Yoga Centre

Professional Memberships

2016- ANTA Australian Natural Therapists Association
2016- ATMS Australian Traditional Medicine Society
RYT 500 Yoga Alliance

Continuing Education

2018- Clive Sheridan retreats and workshops- India, Brisbane and Byron Bay
2018- Mindd International Forum
2018- Meet Mediherb
2018- Mediherb Seminars
2016- International Congress of Natural Medicine- Metagenics
2016- MediHerb- Natural Solutions for Mood, Complusion and Addiction Disorders.

Further professional commitments

2016-2018 Noosa confidential Naturopath and Yoga Teacher.
2017-19028 Kultured Wellness Naturopath and Herbalist.
2018 Guest Speaker at 'The Functional Nutrition Academy Education Summit' in Brisbane on July 29.



“Not only is Mell incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about her work; but combining her naturopathic skills and herbal skills she is able to tailor make exactly what you need. I am currently pregnant and couldn’t live without the herbal tonic she made me for morning sickness- it’s worth it’s weight in gold! My daughter has also had some difficulties with sleeping and her specific tonic has worked wonders- she’s finally sleeping through the night at 2.5.” - Gayle Rutherfoord

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