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

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Three Easy Ways to Be More Mindful This Week

A while ago I wrote a blog post with 11 strategies to bring more mindfulness into your life but today I am going to respond to the many people who asked me which ones I use the most and find the most effective. After much experimentation over the years there are three...

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Three Simple Ways to Be Kinder to Yourself Starting Today

Do you ever call yourself names like ‘idiot or ‘loser’? Do you ever berate yourself for your mistakes in your head over and over again? Ever push your body and mind way past the point of tired and hungry, till you're almost about to collapse in a heap? If so, you’re...

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Finding Fulfilment in a Frantic World

What do you want from life? Once our survival needs are met we just want to be happy right? That’s what we focus our efforts and our sights on. But what if your beliefs – your unconscious assumptions - about where happiness comes from are incorrect? What if they’re...

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Gratitude as a Gateway to Presence

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet.” ― James Oppenheim Hey friends, This week I returned from a silent meditation retreat in the wild. We were kayaking around islands in the sea of Cortez in Mexico, camping on beaches,...

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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