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.

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Awakening Out of Anxiety

I'm driving along the city streets at night.  It's late but I feel alert because I've just come from a meditation class. Suddenly the car in the lane next to me starts to merge into my lane.  In two seconds we're heading for a collision. Adrenaline floods my body - I...

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12 Exquisite Mindfulness Quotes

Check out these wonderful mindfulness quotes. These are some of my favourites. Enjoy! and please also share your favourites with us in the comments section below. “Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is...

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The Only New Year’s Resolution That Really Matters?

Imagine— in your mind’s eye – that the weeks, months and years of your life pass by. You find yourself older in this vision. Your hair is grey. Your skin is wrinkled. More time passes – you find yourself older still… Life will soon be coming to its end. As your time...

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Five Essential Lessons in Mindful Living from 2013

What an incredible year of growth, learning and mindfulness 2013 has been. Here’s what I’ve been up too and the 5 greatest lessons I’ve learned this year. I totally revamped my ‘branding’ and website - and became a blogger (which is surprising seeing as I didn’t even...

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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