At-Home Retreat

Strength From Stillness • July 30 - Aug 1

Led by Melli O'Brien

At-Home Retreat

Strength From Stillness • July 30 - Aug 1

Led by Melli O'Brien

Your mind can be your worst enemy or your greatest asset—I’ll show you how to train it to be stronger, calmer, and happier.

In this 3-day mindfulness retreat, I’ll guide you through cutting-edge, evidence-based techniques to grow your mental strength to help you live a more meaningful life no matter what life throws your way.

In our time together, we’ll explore:

  • The root cause of our mental struggles and how to manage thoughts more skillfully
  • The foundational principles of mental strength and how to apply them.
  • Techniques for less reactivity, negativity, and pessimism that stands in the way of daily joy
  • How to regulate emotions in healthy empowering ways
  • How to let go of fear so you can still live your values, even in very challenging times
  • The tools for lasting resilience, calm, purpose, and fulfilment in life
  • Strategies to unwind anxiety and low self worth
  • A 4-step process to handle any difficult situation or crisis

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

This retreat will help you if you're finding yourself...

  • Wrestling with mental struggles you can’t seem to shake
  • Feeling overwhelmed by everything that is happening in the world
  • Caught up in negative thinking cycles and increased irritability
  • Feeling regularly anxious, stressed or burnt out
  • Feeling a persistent sense of lack or emptiness
  • Struggling with your inner critic and wanting inner peace

No matter where you’re at, you can develop a stronger mind by:

  • Learning how to become MORE resilient and focused in difficult times
  • Shedding the mental baggage that's holding you back
  • Unlocking your potential so that you can be the best version of yourself
  • Learning to live with less fear, anxiety and stress by ‘finding your centre’
  • Being less reactive and more able to lead with courage, intention, and kindness
  • Geting clear on what matters to you most so you can live with more meaning, purpose and passion.
  • Becoming more mentally fit so you can feel better each day and enjoy a better quality of life

Mental strength is a skill

Mental strength is a choice you can make today.

The research compellingly shows that mental strength is not just a trait some people are born with and others lack. It is a skill that anyone can learn, practice and grow within themselves.

Mental strength makes us more resilient, more calm, more confident and more fulfilled.

You can take a step towards greater strength today.

People meditating

Whether you are totally new to meditation and mindfulness or an advanced practitioner looking to go deeper and refresh your practice, the Strength From Stillness retreat will meet you exactly where you are at.

An investment of three days will leave you feeling empowered, refreshed, and armed with powerful new skills that can last a lifetime.

Big benefits with a small investment of time

Retreats allow us to go deep into mindfulness practice in a short period of time, accelerating insights, healing, growth, and providing tools and skills that you can carry with you into daily life and years to come. The focus of this retreat will be on developing a core of inner strength.

Kind Words From Past Retreats

I really love the app. It has helped me get back into meditation. The meditations are some of the best guided meditations that I have tried.

— Bob Sanders

Overall - a positive addition to my life. Thank you.

— Guy Stratford

I really love the app, there's a feeling of familiarity with it. When Melli comes on screen - it feels as though she's speaking directly to me. I also like the simplicity of the layout - very user friendly and uncluttered.

— Helen Bolger

Keep up the amazing work. You are helping me find myself again. :-)

— Joe Rice

After attending the retreat, I am overflowing with resources, and my practice has new life.

– Dale

For me, these retreats have been profound and life-changing.

– Daniella Blanchut

An incredible experience which fostered inner peace. I met countless amazing people and learned an incredible amount of information.

– Linda Heathrow

This is a developmental approach to mindfulness practice. I like the gentle reminders.

— Karen Forsthoff

I feel like the teacher is talking directly to me - and brings a personal connection. It helps reinforce my practice. Thank you.

— Rowena

This is an excellent resource for all levels. I like the layout very much and appreciate than an experienced practitioner has designed it.

— Dr Julie Armstrong

I look forward to these each morning. Thank you!

— Sandi Gudmundson

The videos are an integral part of my practice, and helps me reflect before meditating. Thank you so much. Sending a really big hug!

— Sally Hudson

Retreat Host

Your mind can be your own worst enemy or your greatest asset. I’ll show you how to train your mind to be stronger

Melli O'Brien

Melli O’Brien is a speaker, writer, mindfulness teacher and the co-founder and co-host of

She is also the co-founder and host of ‘The Mindfulness Summit’ the world’s largest mindfulness conference. The summit is a not-for-profit project which has so far raised $750,000 for mindfulness-based charities around the world.

Known for her down-to-earth, engaging and authentic teaching style, Melli has guided thousands of people through retreats and courses over the last decade and the readership of her blog on mindful living,, is over 200,000 people.

Melli dedicates her life to helping people become mentally strong by sharing the tools that transformed her own world from the inside out.

Date & Schedule

Every day we will meet on zoom (link will be provided when you register). While the encouragement is to attend every session, we understand that current circumstances may make that difficult. All sessions will be recorded and available shortly after. Please trust your intuition around how to best create this retreat experience for yourself.

All session times displayed are in AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Friday, July 30

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM AEST
Opening Session

Saturday, July 31

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM AEST
Morning Session

12:30 PM -1:30 PM AEST
Ask Me Anything (optional)

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM AEST
Afternoon Session

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM AEST
Mindful Movement (optional)

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM AEST
Evening Meditation

Sunday, Aug 1

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM AEST
Morning Meditation (optional)

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM AEST
Morning Session

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM AEST
Ask Me Anything (optional)

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM AEST
Afternoon Session

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