About Melli

Melli is a qualified meditation, mindfulness and yoga teacher who specialises in teaching multi-day ‘immersion’ retreats. Known for her down-to-earth, engaging and authentic teaching style, she has guided thousands of people through her popular retreats and courses.

She is also a speaker and co-founder and host of The Mindfulness Summit, the world’s largest mindfulness conference. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Sydney Morning Herald, Elephant Journal, Yoga Journal and more.

Her passion is demystifying, simplifying (and showing the science behind) the world’s wisdom teachings and making them accessible and practical for everyday people.

Melli’s been quoted in

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The Huffington PostAustralian Yoga Journal

Prime 7Elephant Journal

2GB 872AM

How I Can Help

Retreats

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Immerse yourself in nature, enjoy healthy food and learn meditation and the art of mindful living. Relax, unwind and learn valuable skills that will last a lifetime.

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Speaking

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From custom made workshops for business to keynote speaking at conferences. Learn how Melli can bring her knowledge and wisdom to your organisation or event.

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Blog

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Enjoy ‘mindfulness masterclass’ videos with leading experts, get free meditations and read value packed articles on mindful living.

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Featured Posts

The Four Keys to Overcoming Negative Thinking…for Good

Do you ever struggle with negative thinking? If you have a harsh inner critic or get caught in worry, stress, anxiety, depression or wrestle with low self-worth, then you know some of the symptoms first hand. Negative (unhelpful) thinking patterns can have a strong...

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Start Here

G’day, and thanks so much for reading! I’m Melli, I’m a mindfulness teacher but first and foremost, a mindfulness practitioner. You can find out more about me here I originally created this blog as a way to support those who had completed a mindfulness retreat or...

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What Is Mindfulness? (And What Does It Mean To You?)

Have you ever driven your car somewhere and arrived at your destination only to realise you remember nothing about your journey? Or started eating a packet of chips and then suddenly noticed all you had left in your hands was an empty packet? Most of us have! These...

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Latest Posts

Free articles, masterclasses, meditations and videos from the blog

A Guided Ten Minute Walking Meditation

Walking meditation is a simple and universal practice for developing embodied awareness. Often when walking we mentally ‘check out’ and fall into autopilot mode but this ten minute meditation will guide you to stay grounded in mindfulness instead.  Mindful walking...

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The 7 (Proven) Keys to Improving Your Mental Health

Did you know that one in five people these days are affected by mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression? These days many of us are also struggling with stress and overwhelm as the pace and demands of life increase. I believe now more than ever we all need to...

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The Parable of the Wooden Bowl

The following parable is a simple but powerful story that tends to stick in your head. Its lesson is one of those ones that will pop back into your mind and guide you in those moments when you need it the most…and we all need this story because it points out a common failing we can all be so prone to falling into.

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The Four Keys to Overcoming Negative Thinking…for Good

Do you ever struggle with negative thinking? If you have a harsh inner critic or get caught in worry, stress, anxiety, depression or wrestle with low self-worth, then you know some of the symptoms first hand. Negative (unhelpful) thinking patterns can have a strong...

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Praise

What People Are Saying

“It is one thing to talk eloquently on the subject of mindfulness and it is another thing to actually practice mindfulness. Melli is one of those select few who walks her talk.”

Swami Kriyatma

Mangrove Mountain, Australia

 “Did this weekend meet my expectations? Above and beyond. These days at the ‘Art of Mindful Living Retreat’ have been a life changer”

Claire Toohey

Newcastle, Australia

“‘The Art of Mindful Living’ Retreat with Mellissa exceeded all my expectations.”

Penny Moyes

Western Australia