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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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
In October 2015, I hosted the world's largest mindfulness conference, the mindfulness summit, with over 250,000 people in attendance online. This interview below with Jon Kabat-Zinn aired on the last day of the summit and was the peak of the whole summit for me. In...read more
When I teach my mindfulness retreats and courses I like to share poetry, quotes and passages about mindfulness. Mindfulness poetry like this conveys important messages for our lives and our meditation practice. People always ask me for these poems at the end of the...read more
In last year's 'mindfulness summit' which was attended by 250k people, I had the pleasure of interviewing Professor Mark Williams. Mark is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at Oxford and was also the Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre until his...read more
"Knowing who you are, and living who you are is the path to mastering mindful living." - Melli O'Brien This is the third and final blog in a series on 'how to live your truth and master the art of mindful living.' In this post, we'll look at how you can translate your...read more
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