I’m a mindfulness teacher but, first and foremost, a devoted mindfulness practitioner (who’s still learning, discovering and deepening every day).
Sharing the joy of mindful living is my passion and my purpose.
My mission is to help you enjoy a more conscious and connected 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 to wholeness; a wholeness that I found through mindfulness.
Wholeness, deep peace and joy are available to anyone who taps into the stillness and silence that dwell 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 thousands of others) in this discovery of the deep peace, abundance, clarity and fulfilment that are discovered through mindfulness.
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I run regular mindfulness retreats and courses too so check them out here and maybe we can meet in person : )
Mindfulness Retreats & Courses
I teach meditation and mindful living through ‘immersion’ retreats as well as courses.
As an internationally accredited meditation and yoga teacher, and a mindfulness teacher (I completed the Level 1 training in mindfulness based interventions with MTIA (Mindfulness Institute of Australia)), 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 Satyananda Mangrove Mountain Ashram (the largest ashram in the southern hemisphere) to teach their mindfulness retreats.
I am not affiliated with any one religion or tradition but rather I draw from them all.
My goal is to distill the essence of the world’s wisdom traditions and to make those teachings easy to understand and simple for you to apply in daily life.
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.
I’m available to teach and talk on meditation and mindfulness at conferences, festivals and for workshops.
If you are interested in arranging me to teach/speak at one of your events, let’s get in touch.
I run regular mindfulness retreats and courses in Australia and abroad. Check Out My Up And Coming Public Events Here
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. Mellissa is one of those select few who walks her talk.”
– Swami Kriyatma Saraswati – 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