Mindfulness Retreats in Sydney, Melbourne & Byron Bay


Escape to a lush peaceful sanctuary. Relax, unwind and learn valuable skills that will last a lifetime. Emerge feeling reconnected and armed with powerful new insights to take back to daily life.

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Learn Mindfulness, Free Yourself From Stress & Learn To Live With More Peace, Purpose & Wisdom


Uncover the innate peace, wholeness and wisdom that is your birthright.

LEARN HOW TO PRACTICE MINDFULNESS

Discover how to practice meditation and mindfulness in daily life. Learn how to work skilfully with difficult emotions and thoughts as well as powerful methods to help you respond rather than react and make wiser life choices.

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ENJOY DELICIOUS WHOLESOME VEGETARIAN FOOD

During your retreat you will enjoy delicious organic vegetarian food that will support and nourish your body, mind and soul.

Mangrove Mountain Ashram Grounds

YOGA, DEEP RELAXATION & TIME IN NATURE

On your retreat you will enjoy daily yoga, meditation and a deep relaxation practice called yoga nidra. There will also be periods of silence to encourage reflection and mindfulness, and free time to enjoy bushwalks, kayaking and relaxing in beautiful gardens

EXPERIENCE A NEW SENSE OF INNER PEACE & FREEDOM

You’ll walk away with a new sense of inner peace and greater sense of meaning, purpose and wellbeing. You’ll take powerful tools and insights back into daily life so that you can live your life with a sense of ease, passion and peace.


Retreats Suited For All Levels Of Experience

The Art Of Mindful Living

The art of mindful living retreat is a life-changing, three-day, deep immersion into mindfulness. On this popular retreat, you will learn how to practice meditation and mindfulness and discover powerful strategies to live a more conscious and connected life when you go back home.

The retreat fee includes accommodation and all meals during your stay. Read more and book your place here:

Melbourne: October 20 to 23, 2017 

Melbourne: January 25 to 28, 2018

Melbourne: December 6 to 9, 2018

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Mastering The Art Of Mindful Living

Embark on a 5-day ‘immersion’ mindfulness retreat where you will put a stake in the ground for who you are and what you truly want for your life. This retreat you will reconnect with your ultimate purpose and ignite a new sense of meaning and passion for life. You will discover the art of fulfillment, which is the art of knowing yourself more deeply and being yourself fully. This retreat will give you a new-found clarity on what you want your life to be all about and where your headed. It will also give you a space to touch in deeply with the essence of who you really are.

The retreat fee includes accommodation and all meals during your stay.

Melbourne: November 2 to 6, 2018

Weekend Of Mindfulness Intensive

This semi-silent retreat is an ‘immersion’ weekend where you can spend the whole weekend practicing mindfulness with a community of like-minded people. You’ll have the chance to slow down, tune in and unwind with gentle mindful movement practice, meditation and a deep relaxation meditation called Yoga Nidra. Join us for this nourishing weekend retreat and leave feeling reconnected with yourself and your life.

The retreat fee includes accommodation and all meals during your stay. Read more and book your place here:

Sydney: September 6 to 10, 2017

Melbourne: November 17 to 19, 2017

Mangrove Mountain Ashram Grounds

Mindfulness Morning Tea in Byron Bay

Whether you are new to meditation or an experienced practitioner come and join us for a morning of mindfulness in the beautiful yurt at Temple Byron.

The mindful morning tea (a monthly event) is all about just ‘being’ together – practicing mindfulness as a community of like-minded folks.

Byron Bay: June 10, 2017

Byron Bay: July 1, 2017

Byron Bay: September 30, 2017

New Retreats

Grapevine Gympie

Weekend Of Mindfulness in Gympie, Queensland

This weekend retreat is a weekend of mindfulness, yoga and meditation as well as a time for reflection and integration. You’ll be guided to reflect on the journey of your past year – lessons learnt and challenges experienced – and integrate what you’ve learned so you can live a more authentic, passionate and peaceful life. You’ll also be guided through powerful processes to identify your values and your vision of who you want to be and how you want to live your life. You’ll emerge feeling refreshed, reset and rejuvenated!

May 19 to 21, 2017 - Learn More

Temple Byron

A Day Of Mindfulness in Byron Bay, NSW

Whether you are new to mindfulness and meditation or an experienced practitioner come and join us for a nourishing day of mindfulness retreat in the beautiful yurt at Temple Byron. You’ll have the chance to slow down, tune in and unwind with gentle mindful movement practice, meditation and a deep relaxation meditation called Yoga Nidra. Meet like-minded people and leave feeling reconnected with yourself and your life.

19 August 2017 - Learn More

Rocklyn Ashram Melbourne

New Year's Mindfulness Intensive Retreat in Melbourne, 2018

The mindfulness intensive retreat is an inspiring and rejuvenating 4 1/2 day retreat run over a long weekend. You’ll be guided to reflect on the journey of your past year – lessons learnt and challenges experienced – and integrate what you’ve learnt so you can live a more authentic, passionate and peaceful life in 2018.

January 5 to 10, 2018 - Learn More


Your host...
Melli O'Brien

Melli O’Brien is an internationally accredited meditation and yoga teacher who specializes in ‘immersion’ mindfulness retreats. Known for her down-to-earth, engaging and authentic teaching, she has guided thousands of people through her popular retreats and courses.

Ms. O’Brien was selected by the Mangrove Mountain Ashram (the largest ashram in the southern hemisphere) to teach their mindfulness retreats.

Her passion is demystifying and simplifying the worlds wisdom teachings and making them accessible and practical for everyday people.

Melli is also the co-founder and host of The Mindfulness Summit the world largest mindfulness conference, which was attended by 250,000 people when it launched online in 2015. The summit is a not-for-profit project with a mission to make mindfulness mainstream and so far has raised over 1 million dollars for mindfulness based charities around the world.

What others are saying...

John Doe UI/UX Designer

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 - Ashram

John Doe UI/UX Designer

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

Mrs. Mindfulness