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.
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What’s in the Way Is the Way: How Grace Can Guide Us in Times of Massive Disruption and Transformation
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“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.”
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”
“‘The Art of Mindful Living’ Retreat with Mellissa exceeded all my expectations.”