Hi and welcome! I’m Melli

I’m a mindfulness teacher but, first and foremost, a devoted mindfulness practitioner (who’s still learning, discovering and deepening every day).

Sharing the art of mindful living is my passion and my purpose. My passion for teaching mindfulness stems from my firm belief that anyone can create the kind of incredible inner transformation I have undergone once they know how.

My mission is to help you enjoy a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

I am not a monk or an evangelist of any particular religion or technique. I live in the real world and my mindfulness training occurred under real life circumstances. I teach and write this blog to share my journey out of struggle and stress and into wholeness; a wholeness that I found through mindfulness.

Wholeness, deep peace and fulfilment are available to anyone who taps into the stillness and silence that dwells within them.

This blog is designed for those who are beginners on the path to mindful living as well as those who’ve walked it for some time. It’s for those who want practical, non-dogmatic ways to come home to the here and now in this busy stressful age we live in.

What I offer here are simple teachings and tips for everyday people.

If that sounds like it’s for you, I invite you to join me (and over 200,000 others in this online community) in this discovery of the deep peace, abundance, clarity and fulfilment that are discovered through mindfulness.

Lets stay connected! Sign up to my blog to get weekly insights and inspiration in your inbox as well as updates on upcoming events. I love hearing from you too so feel free to leave your comments and share your own wisdom on blog posts, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too.

I run regular mindfulness retreats and courses too so check them out here and maybe we can meet in person 🙂

If you’d like to try mindfulness right now for free I recommend a great place to start is the 7 Days of Mindfulness Course.


I speak at conferences and in organisations about mindfulness, meditation and emotional fitness. What I specialise in though, is teaching meditation and mindful living through ‘immersion retreats.

As a professionally trained speaker plus being an internationally accredited meditation, mindfulness and yoga teacher (more of my credentials below), I have a unique blend of skills to draw upon to make these retreats one-of-a-kind.

I’m also honoured to have been selected by the Mangrove Mountain Ashram (the largest ashram in the southern hemisphere) to teach their mindfulness retreats and to have had the opportunity to consult with monks, swamis, gurus, neuroscientists, researchers and some of the world’s most respected and beloved meditation teachers. I share some of their wisdom with the world as the co-founder and host of The Mindfulness Summit – the world’s largest mindfulness conference.

If you are interested in arranging me to teach/speak at one of your events or in your organisation, let’s get in touch.


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.”


Mangrove Mountain, Australia

“I am enthralled when I listen to Mellissa teach because there is a delightful mixture of gentleness and incredible power that comes through her message. She has intelligent ideas, a strength of experience, and a driving passion to help the world in an area that is most neglected – the mind. If we tuned in to her message, we would make profound changes in our lives. She is a voice that must be heard.”

Charmaine Burke

Sydney, Australia

“My weekend with Mellissa, learning the keys to mindfulness, was such a treat! Melli has a calm and confidence that allows her to share her passion and knowledge in a way that is inspiring and everlasting. She is organised yet relaxed, and the techniques I bought home with me have given me confidence to manage everyday challenges as a new mother and bring a new found balance to work and enjoying the magical moments that is my life.”

Kathleen Moore

Brisbane, Australia

“Thank you for giving me the ability to have more peace, more understanding of what it means to be fulfilled and happy. Through cultivating mindfulness, I have learnt to manage my anxiety and enjoy life so much more.”

Richard Cowell

Sydney, Australia

This is how Melli can help

Join a

Melli’s passion is teaching multi day immersion mindfulness retreats. Take some time out of your life to reconnect, relax and rejuvenate in a beautiful location near Sydney, Melbourne or Byron Bay. Emerge feeling inspired and armed with powerful new skills and insights to take back to daily life.

Hire Melli for a workshop

Melli is a professionally trained speaker. She regularly speaks at conferences (including the Happiness and Its Causes Conference, The Yoga Summit and The Mindful Leadership Conference) and also at custom-created workshops and events.

She can speak on the topics of mindfulness, meditation, the heart of the world’s wisdom teachings, happiness and fulfilment and about overcoming stress, struggle and striving as a way of life.

Get Melli to Speak at your next event

Melli regularly works with companies and organisations to create custom made mindfulness and meditation workshops.

If you’d like to have chat with Melli about your needs and ideas get in touch today.


Melli is an accredited meditation and yoga teacher. She completed a two year full time meditation and yoga teaching degree (Diploma of Yogic Studies) with Mangrove Yoga Academy Australia.

Melli is also an accredited Breathworks mindfulness teacher giving her specializations in teaching mindfulness for stress and chronic pain.

She Has Also Completed

Level 1 training in mindfulness based interventions with MTIA (Mindfulness Institute of Australia)

ACT (Acceptance and commitment therapy) Introductory training

MSC (Mindful Self Compassion) training intensive for professionals with MindfulPath

Completed Foundations Trainings 1 and 2 of Compassionate Communication