Mellissa is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and creative chef. Hypocrates said “All disease begins in the gut” and Mellissa's approach closely follows this ethos which has enabled her to develop a way to empower and help others heal their physical and mental health issues. Mellissa's keen desire to help others through nutrition began with her own health issues, leading her on a self discovery journey through India, Bali, the U.S and Portugal. It was during this time she resolved the only way forward for her was to take her health back into her own hands. During this time she perfected the art of meditation, spending silent months in Indian Ashrams and following the teachings of Adyashanti and Mooji. With this well rounded knowledge and empathetic approach to a holistic lifestyle, Mellissa offers one to one sessions which focus not only on diet but any possible hidden blocks that might be preventing you from living a fully enriched life.


She gained her 200 hour YYT at Shiva Yoga Peeth in Rishikesh and is a Level II Reiki therapist. Aside from her training with IIN she also gained expertise with Pure Raw in Bali, has catered numerous retreats and parties around the world, is part of the team behind Rise and Shine and has worked as a live in chef at Rainbow City (now Merkebba Community) in Portugal. Mellissa loves creating healthy, gluten free, low sugar recipes for her clients, her imaginative cuisine and style of cooking concentrate on whole, healing foods that nourish the mind and body while reducing inflammation. Her delicious food and inventive recipes run parallel with her approach to yoga and mindfulness. For a sample of her recipes visit the ‘Recipes’ section on this website. You can also follow her in the kitchen directly on instagram @mellissalaycy