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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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
Last week, I wrote the first blog in a three part series on 'how to live your truth and master mindful living’. That first post was focused on how to identify your core values. Now that you know your values, this post is about how to live from your values. The final...read more
Do you know what the most common regret people express on their deathbed is? It's "I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me." This blog post is about how not to have that regret on your deathbed. So, what stops people...read more
Happy Holidays! It’s such a potent time of year isn't it? It's a time of endings and beginnings as we close one year and begin a fresh new year. Many of us are thinking about new year's resolutions and taking stock at this time, but how many of those typical...read more
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