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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G’day, and thanks so much for reading! I’m Melli, I’m a mindfulness teacher but first and foremost, a mindfulness practitioner. You can find out more about me here I originally created this blog as a way to support those who had completed a mindfulness retreat or...read more
This poem by Rumi would have to be one of the most frequently recited poems in mindfulness retreats and courses around the world. I love all of his poetry but this is definitely one of my personal favourites. It just gets to the heart of mindful living in the most...read more
No, I'm not telling you what I had for breakfast. I'm sharing an inspiring parable about the way we react and respond to life. Sometimes a simple story like this can help us see things in a new light and help us overcome our internal struggles. Once upon a time a...read more
Check out these wonderful gems! These short mindfulness videos are some of my favourites. Enjoy! and please also share your favourites with us in the comments section below. 1. Andy Puddicombe's awesome TED talk (10 minutes) When is the last time you did absolutely...read more
There are moments in life that are hard, painful, scary and difficult to endure. There are times when we feel anger, anxiety, grief, embarrassment, stress, remorse or other negative emotions. In these trying times we often want to escape the pain, drown it out or push...read more
This morning I went for a walk with a close girlfriend of mine and we had a frank and refreshing chat about the kinds of fears and insecurities that sometimes plague us. It felt good to be so real and open with each other. We weren't protecting our ego's - we just let...read more
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