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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You may not know this, but I am quite the book nerd - a voracious reader. In my beanbag with a cup of tea and a book equals heaven for me! I've read or re-read some really amazing books this year on the art of mindful living. They've opened my mind and heart. They've...read more
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Mindfulness Masterclass with Sharon Salzburg: How to Cultivate ‘Real’ Happiness and Ease the Voice of the Inner Critic
Recently I interviewed world-renowned meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg. During this 'mindfulness masterclass' (video below) we explore what it means to find 'real happiness' and Sharon describes the obstacles that most people get caught in that keep them from this...read more
I believe that mindful leadership is perhaps the most important skill we can develop today - for our communities, our planet, and ourselves. We live in tumultuous times don't we? But each of us has the capacity to take a stand in our own lives for what really matters....read more
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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.”
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“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.”