Melanie's Office Phone Line: (919) 969-3321
(919) 969-3321
Melanie Yukov, INHC
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Community Herbalist
Root 2 Rise Wellness, LLC

Melanie's transformative journey of healing has shaped her into a beacon of knowledge, guiding others on their own paths to wellness. She has embarked on a profound healing experience of shedding toxic lifestyles, thought patterns, making dietary changes, and continues to learn and grow. Her most profound healing experience came when she immersed herself in a unique study abroad program 10 years ago. For 5 months, she lived in a refurbished chicken coop with fellow students, disconnected from the internet and everything that was familiar, fostering a deep connection with nature and self. She hasn't stopped climbing, learning, or growing.

Now, Melanie is dedicated to sharing her wisdom, specializing in assisting women with digestive issues. Her mission is to help them create balance and harmony within their bodies, tapping into the innate wisdom that enables self-healing. Through her signature Gut Revive Program, Melanie empowers women to lead fearless, confident, and joyful lives.

Her approach is holistic and tailored to each client's unique needs. Her program encompasses various elements, including herbalism, Vagus Nerve activation through breath and energy work, Emotional Freedom Tapping, parts work, Ayurvedic principles, flower essences, lifestyle balancing, meditation, brain-retraining, and healthy eating practices. She firmly believes that emotions and food are intertwined and incorporates education on both into her practice.

Empowering her clients to actively participate in shaping their health plans, Melanie encourages them to connect with their bodies and provides them with tools to discern what suits them best. To delve deeper into her philosophies and explore transformative possibilities, visit and book a life-changing transformational call. Melanie is not just a guide; she is a partner in the journey towards holistic well-being. For more about her philosophies and offerings or to book a transformational call visit

Melanie also connects people of all ages to nature and healthy practices through conscious community. She does this through plant walks where she teaches which plants are edible, medicinal, and how to make medicine with them. Her Herbalicious Exploration classes invite children and adults to have a greater connectivity to nature for healing. To register or be on the class interest list visit Herbalicious Explorations and Conscious Community Offerings.

Melanie specializes in supporting those with:

  • GERD or Gastrointestinal reflux disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases such as Chron's and Colitis
  • SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Emotional Eating Tendencies
  • Women who would like to lose weight
  • General Constipation or Diarrhea Issues
  • Those with generalized inflammation issues
  • Generalized anxiety, nervous system dysfunction and sleep issues.
  • And anyone who is ready for a transformational supportive experience :) 

Her Training Includes :

  • Masters in Speech and Language Pathology from Teachers College, Columbia University (May 2007) - Pediatric Speech Pathologist for 16 years
  • Integrative Health Coach training completion by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (January, 2013).
  • Israel School of Herbal Medicine: 5-month live-in training in foundational herbal medicine. (Aviezer, Israel, 2014).
  • Moondance Botanicals: 3 month training in apothecary natural product making. (Denver, CO, 2018)
  • Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism: certificate in Botany completed including skills in positive plant identification, wild-crafting ethics, sustainable harvesting and preservation techniques 68 hours (Lafayette, CO, June 2019).
  • Twin Star Herbal Apothecary Apprenticeship and Mentorship. 6 month study (600 hours of study) including apothecary work, product and medicine making and class attendance in various herbal medicine preparation and training courses (New Milford, CT, December 2019).
  • Twin Star Training in Shamonic Healing and Spirit Medicine. 75 hours earned in practices of ancestral connection, primitive skills, and the five directions (north, south, east, west, and the above) (New Milford, CT, December 2019).
  • Twin Star Flower Essence Practitioner Certification: (Connecticut and Punta Uva, Costa Rica, March 2020).
  • Northeast School of Botanical Medicine Weekend Herbalism Program: 7 intensive weekends (100 hour program) focused on plant identification and clinical herbalism skills (Ithaca, NY, November 2020).
  • Completion of Shift Network Course on Ayurveda for Strengthening your Immune System, Mind, Body, and Soul (September 2020)
  • Completion of Shift Network Course on Tap into Your Vagus Nerve's Healing Power To Rewire your Nervous System for Optimal Health (September 2021)
  • Body By Breath Immersion Course (18 credits of vagus nerve education and breath work) provided by Jill Miller from Tune Up Fitness (November 2023)
  • An Integrative Approach to the Digestive System Course by Thomas Easely from Eclectic Botanica (10 hours) December 2023

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